Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The GOAT's Autograph

I recently posted two boxes of Goodwin Champions that I got as a prize for my latest Upper Deck Volunteer Alliance mission and promised to post rest of that mail day.

Well, here it is so hold on tight!

Up first some promo packs from hockey events. I think the Golden Knights cards are pretty cool.

Next a Joe Theismann relic, my first of his. The card actually states that the relic is game used which I found that to be extremely interesting knowing that most of the relics in Goodwin are usually player worn. Goudey Autograph of Max Holloway. Not sure who he is, but he has an interesting autograph.

I do know who Steven Stamkos is. Nice score right here.

But nothing tops finding this card in my mail day. THE GOAT. Yes, GOAT. There is no greater running back than Barry. Sorry Rodney if I offended you but I am sure you would even agree.
 
I usually only call GOATs ones who win multiple championships and lead their teams to them. But, Barry falls under a different category. Nobody can run like he did. I haven't ever seen a back that can go backwards 20 yards and take it to the house with some overly swifty moves. No running back can break a guys ankles like Barry. No player was THE TEAM like Barry. Nobody will ever step away from the game like Barry (even though Calvin Johnson sort of did) Everything was based around Barry and he was the bright spot that everyone wanted to see. I mean that's the only reason I ever watched Thanksgiving games. The sad thing is that Detroit never provided much talent to go with him so a ring was never going to happen. He deserved one just like Emmitt and all of his.

I am extremely happy to finally have Barry off of my want list something I wasn't sure would ever happen.

A big thanks to UD for another fun mission and mail day. I am looking forward to the next!

11 comments:

  1. Ummm, Sanders was great and did step away early, but so did Jim Brown who is the greatest. Barry's dad even said so in person when I met him once and in interviews that I saw on tv.

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    1. http://www.espn.com/blog/playbook/trending/post/_/id/16195/barry-sanders-on-madden-son-jim-brown

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    2. Interesting. Don't get me wrong I liked Brown to and what he meant to his town and city as well. I think it's one of those conversations that nobody is right with. It's like choosing between 2 things that are similar. I think both backs meant a lot to the generations they ran in

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  2. How do you get the Golden Knights packs? As you may remember, I'm trying to get all of their 2017-18 cards.

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    1. I won them as apart of the Upper Deck volunteer alliance association I am with

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    2. But I believe they were distributed as a primo at a game

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    3. I don't mind doing so. I am not really into hockey that much. When I get the chance you will find many hockey cards available when I make a trade bait tab.

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  3. Whew. I'm glad it was Barry and not the Squid guy from Pittsburgh.

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  4. Barry's upper body & lower body seemed to be able to move independently of each other. It's so mesmerizing. I'm pretty sure if he'd been able to run behind Emmitt's offensive line, he'd have broken every single running back record & still been able retire as young as he did.

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