Music to my ears every time. Someone comes to me with some cards, asks if I'm interested, and says "Man, I never expected to move these cards." Well that's just life for me collecting weird stuff that other people don't...works out very nicely for me!
In this deal I picked up a quad for my set and a quad gold parallel /45 for my Blowout buddies set. He's gonna grab me a few two+ color jerseys for my base set and then we'll trade...so this is sort of the deal that keeps on giving!
For now though, all I have to show is this quad, which is the #13 Packers one. One of the higher end cards because...well...you'll see:and the weird catch vs. the Vikings that basically fell on an untouched Freeman, who then got up and walked in for a touchdown.
Brett Favre is...Brett Favre. There's not a lot I could say about him that you don't already know. But he's the biggest name on this card, and he'll make another appearance in this set.
David Martin had one of the quieter 10 year careers you'll ever see after being drafted in the 6th round in 2001 by the Pack. He was a WR in college, but the Packers wanted to convert him to TE to see what he could do there. The Packers, however, already had a really good TE named Bubba Franks. So from his rookie year of 2001 to 2006, Martin played backup to Franks and only received spot starts or injury replacement starts, totaling 21 starts over 6 years. In that limited action Martin could only do so much, and he finished his Packer career with 87 catches for 766 yards and 9 touchdowns. The Miami Dolphins liked what they saw and signed Martin away from Green Bay in 2007 to be their starter. But in 15 starts he managed just 34 catches for 303 yards, and though he followed that up with 450 yards a year later, Miami fell in love with Anthony Fasano, and Martin ended up on the way out. After a year out of football, Martin signed with Buffalo in 2010 and had 9 starts, but this was very much a WR team (Stevie Johnson, Lee Evans, Roscoe Parrish, David Nelson) so Martin only caught 7 passes for 43 yards. He hung around for a few games in 2011 and then called it a career.
Who wins the card? Career + accolades-wise, it's gotta be Brett Favre, but it's my blog as always so I give the win to Ahman Green. I just always loved the way he played and he didn't get to win the quad RB card, so here's his chance!