Monday, April 30, 2012

Lasso-Graphs Edition- Sammy Solis

Hello folks! Ryan filling in here with another edition of Lasso-graphs. Tim has been working ungodly hours and asked me if I could fill in a little for him.

For the next person that I chose to examine I know that Tim had pulled this particular card out of a box of Bowman Chrome baseball the day before it was announced that Sammy Solis will undergo Tommy John ligament replacement surgery. I never heard Tim curse so many times about prospecting and his luck at pulling bad prospects. All I could think was (using the Simpson's Nelson voice)......ha ha!

Let's see how bad this guy makes "swirlies" in his name shall we:

Look at all those lasso's flying all over the place. It looks like the initials of "Sg81" or "Sj8l". It looks like his signature is done in one fluid motion. "Loops, loops, everywhere a loop" on this card.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Andrew Luck has been sued already by LEAF!

USA today just did an article on Andrew Luck and LEAF. So the guy is not even in the NFL yet and it's already come to this by the LEAF card company? Clink on the link above for the article by Nate Davis at USA Today or read it down below.

By Nate Davis, USA TODAY
With the NFL draft just days away, highly valued quarterback prospects certainly don't want their names associated with Leaf.
However in this case, the Leaf in question is not former Chargers bust Ryan Leaf but rather Leaf Trading Cards, LLC which is suing former Stanford QB Andrew Luck in Dallas while seeking "to preserve Leaf's rights to produce and sell trading cards featuring photographs of Andrew Luck taken during the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl game in San Antonio," per a company press release.
This represents Leaf's response to a cease-and-desist order from Luck's camp, which wants the company to stop selling the cards.
"Leaf's rights are established and protected by the free speech guarantees of the United States Constitution and Texas Constitution, as well as common law and an express license from the party who produces the U.S. Army All-American Bowl," the release stated.
The company's lawyer added: "Leaf Trading Cards is disappointed that it was forced to submit this matter to the judicial system. We are confident, however, that the court will find that Leaf has the right to produce and sell the Andrew Luck trading cards."