Monday, July 30, 2018

Back To Area 40

During Wes' retirement tour-formerly blogger of Jay Barker Fan blog and now runs a last big hurrah blog in Area 40-he has been unloading packages onto bloggers for goodbye gifts.

My goodbye gift was extraordinary. Packed full of cards I haven't seen, always wanted to own and some that have memories.

Let's take another trip back into the box.

Jamaal Anderson came on out of nowhere in the 90's and his cards were hot. At the time, I didn't have many of his cards. Now that prices have really cooled down, I have added quite a few over time. Let's not forget this guy used to dance the "dirty bird" at a time popular dances were the "in". Now it's over celebratory touchdown dances.

My man TD had his own celebration. I used it back in my childhood when I played backyard football. The TD/Mile High salute!

Great looking 90's insert. Remember when Certified looked this good?

Mr. Conner.

Look at this super cool trippy Jerome Bettis. This is a 90's insert at it's best.

Gotta see if this will help out my set or not

Bring on the Gmen. Some high end former Gmen in this group of 4. All numbered.

Some Eli I didn't have. I really miss having Topps as an option for football cards.

Andre Williams numbered card. Loving the blue on blue. I have been adding quite a few cards to that PC recently.

Numbered Tiki. Can't figure out which parallel this is but it's numbered.

Love this guy! Not always his personality, but the player, yes. Love his passion, love his hands and love his speed. But those embarrassing moments really irk me. I hope he has matured more and also hoping under new administration he will be cut off from his antics.

LT! Gotta be one of the greatest Giants ever.

Two new Strahans. Looking at this Stadium Club card it just makes me miss Topps again. Love that photography.

Bomar never panned out but Pascoe played a role on some in some of the Giants wins over the years.

And we finish it up with Jerell Adams. This guy has the height and speed, question is, can he make the team where this is a ton of TE depth.

We have just begun to uncover the fun in the Area 40 box. Much, much more to show coming up!


  1. Great cards. Not sure bout that Bettis card. Maybe it looks better in hand. :) The Anderson, TD, and LT cards are pretty cool. Good post!

  2. I was really pulling for Jamal Anderson. Back in the day, I paid top dollar for his 1997 Leaf Signature 8x10 autograph.