So now that I actually make money on COMC, I have to decide where to spend it. Occasionally I buy up cards for my main PCs, occasionally I cash out some credit to pay some bills, and occasionally I buy stuff for fellow bloggers. But when all those options have been exhausted for the moment, I buy random stuff that catches my eye. Here are my four most recent examples of that latter option.
For one, I always wanted a 2 or more color Barry Sanders jersey in my collection. I know that seems like a really random want, but he's easily one of the best RB I've ever seen, and I associate him with a lot of good Thanksgiving memories, so that's part of it too. I also wanted to make sure the swatch of jersey was really genuine...which narrowed my choices considerably. I then looked for such a card for a long while before, recently, finding it:
After I bought that Barry Sanders patch card, I remembered I also some day wanted a Tom Brady patch card. Same elements apply - I wanted it guaranteed - and so my options were very limited here since people buy up Brady more than they do Sanders nowadays. Luckily I found a guy selling a bunch of Brady jerseys right before the Super Bowl and was able to snatch a dual that was right up my alley:
Moving in a fairly different direction, I occasionally browse former Ice Cats players to see what's out there of them since I loved the team so much. I was searching Brent Johnson the other day and found this crazy multi-player card that I just had to have...because of the helmets displayed:
Last but not least, let's get back to crazy patches. I found a Topps collegiate card that was way underpriced in my search for flips, and that reminded me that I have a sick logo patch of Seneca Wallace from one of those sets. So I searched a bunch of those sets for similar, cheap logo patches, and found one of Talman Gardner. He's a Madden 2004 guy AND he reminds me of that song "She's so high" by Tal Bachman so I had to purchase it for less than $2:
Gardner was on the team that faced Seneca in the Senior Bowl, and I didn't put in the logo legwork to see what this logo said, but I do know it's a five color patch that I got for less than 2 bucks...so I don't even care. I just love nice patches that were truly game worn...man the like 2002-2005 time period was a great time for patches in sports cards!
Here's the back...sadly no picture of the jersey in question (Topps didn't do that unfortunately) but I like the design and I like to believe the jersey piece is authentic. Who would fake a Talman Gardner jersey, right?