I always love my random PC posts more than my typical PC posts. I mean, it's nice to boost up my PCs and I like collecting who I collect, but the random cards I grab area always so eclectic. I mean where else will you find a shiny Space Jam sticker like this one:
Sure I don't collect Wayne Knight or Michael Jordan, but I love Space Jam and stickers so this had to happen. It's too great.
This COMC grab was football heavy, so I am gonna throw in my few baseball PC gets with the randoms this time around. That doesn't mean they were lame though - I think my first Shin-Soo Choo auto vehemently disagrees with that notion:
My other baseball PC gets were all Elizardo Ramirez. I picked up a few Pristine cards of his, including a /69 die cut parallel and the base:
My other favorite Elizardo card is this gold prospect pairing with Ryan Madson, who is still pitching meaningful innings for the Athletics bullpen twelve years later:
I grabbed a few cheapie patches in this lot too. The first is third three color patch of Austin Kearns:
I've also always wanted a nice relic of Stephen Davis, so I grabbed this cheap three color one:
One good turn deserved a few more, so once I got a relic of Stephen Davis, I grabbed some autographs of a few QBs I enjoyed watching, Aaron Brooks and Cody Pickett (his is /50):
I also grabbed an auto of a longtime defensive favorite, Bobby Taylor:
At this point I was kind of just looking for cool cards of names I remembered, so I was pumped to see these two cards /50 for around $1. The left is Michael Coleman, former Red Sox superprospect, and the right is the other Ricky Williams, with the gold speckle really going nicely with those Saints colors:
Ricky Williams had way less fanfare than the other RB out of Texas with that name, but he did play two seasons with the Colts, rushing for 190 yards and scoring four total touchdowns in that span.
I used the above Ricky Williams a lot in Madden 2004, which is also true of Jason Brookins, so I grabbed one of his cards:
He's a guy I always signed because he was so lowly ranked, which was mostly because it had been a few years since he really played any football. The Jaguars signed him undrafted in 2000, and his one season was in 2001 with the Ravens where he had five touchdowns and over 500 rushing yards.
They didn't keep him around though, and in 2002 he was with the Packers for just two days due to a weird misunderstanding. They signed him, gave him a playbook, and asked for it back the next day. Brookins thought he was cut, so he gave them the playbook and left camp with his Grandma's cell phone to find somewhere to stay. He wasn't cut, but the team couldn't him through his agent (they had a different phone number on record) and so he got cut and never sniffed the NFL again. So unfortunate (To be fair he was also involved in a drug raid later that offseason, which could explain why his career didn't continue).
The last two cards are totally random, a Chrome Black hockey card /100 and a Purple MLS card /99:
I've mentioned my love for the Worcester IceCats a few times, and Johnson was a great goldtender for them for a bit, so I'll grab cool cards of his now and then. Kevin Alston is a family favorite from his Revs days (I almost started an Alston collection alongside my Mike James collection - because I'm a fan of Kevin, Corey, and Rafer from the NBA), and so I decided it's finally time to grab a card of his. I play a lot of Fifa 16 for the XBox One and Alston is on the end of my bench as a backup left back. Basically he's a really cool dude.
Anyways, that's the randomness for today! Hopefully you thought the patches were cool and you learned something about making assumptions from the story of Jason Brookins! And now I get to consider the insanity of another name collection...ah the Alstons!