Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Chicken Scratch of the Day

I opened three boxes of Topps performance in 2007 and I was so happy when I pulled this lovely Barry Sanders HOF autographed card. What made it even sweeter was I had also managed to pull an Adrian Peterson autographed rookie in the previous pack before I hit the Sanders card and I thought I was one lucky dude! A hall of famer and a future hall of famer from the same box of cards.
Barry's signature has been consistent over the years and always seems to have a very legible autograph even when he's writing on the pigskin or on pigskin insert cards. It was too bad that Barry retired when he did as I felt he could have become the all time leading rusher. Barry has a very presentable signature and for this he receives 4 sharpies!


Play at the Plate said...

That is a sweet (or is it sick?) pull.

The Big Kahuna said...

For me it was a "pass out" pull after pulling the peterson auto. However.....yeah it is kind of sick!

Anonymous said...

That is a great card and that must have been one hell of a box!

And just for the record, even though I am a huge Emmitt Smith fan, I will admit that Barry Sanders had to be the greatest rusher of all-time. He put up amazing stats in a very short time frame, and did it without much of a team to help. Emmitt is good, but he had the help of one of the greatest total offenses ever.