So I'm getting a little tired of my brand name set name posting format and I'll mix it up. But since it's still early in the collections and I have a lot of stuff coming in at first, I figured it's worth posting some of it to let ya'll know what I've got!
Collector's Edge was always weird to me...it always seemed like (and I guess still kinda seems like) a lower end football brand, like the kind that barely has a license. I can't really think of a good baseball comparison, maybe Pacific but this seemed almost lower to me at times. But in collecting it now I realized I do like the look of some of their later 90's entries. Here's the first of several:
This one's quite a bit better:
The backs numbered...AWWWW YEAHHH! Unfortunately the text is a copy of the First Place back above, which is kind of lazy on Edge's part. But I dig the little pic of Bishop on what otherwise looks like a Windows 98 homescreen. Sometimes card design is weird.
But now we come to the meat of this post. So once I decided to collect new guys, I made a thread on Blowout that said what I still needed. A guy I've talked to a few times said he found an auto I need at his LCS for $5 and asked if I wanted it. I said heck yeah, and now it's mine:
Phew, different words, I can dig it. I also like the piece about how a great winning percentage has followed him from childhood through college...that's just a neat trait to have. And of course you can't leave out the numbering, hand numbered 70/74. Beckett says this is supposed to be out of /40, but Beckett has gotten stuff wrong before so I feel fairly confident about it. And if they're wrong and this is a base auto gone rogue...well hey it was cheap. But I feel good about it. And I LOVVE hand numbering.
So there goes Collector's Edge...now I gotta think of a new way to sort these posts haha.