Needless to say I am bored collecting these days. I get shivers at the thought of trying to collect a set like TANG, Heritage et al. And because supply of my favorite set has dried up I am able to collect quality and not quantity. I've got more good news, though I am keeping my job in Central Oregon, I am no longer going to live there. Living in a valley like the Willamette and then trying to live in the dessert just doesn't work.
So last week I promised a bit of a purchase and on Monday, it arrived though I didn't make it home to check my mail until today. These are quite a contrast between last week's Elway and Namath but a checklist is a checklist.
Lucky for me I have no problem with patience nor staying focused. Side note, I see so many people collect and collect and then change direction multiple times, liquidate, wash, rinse, repeat. I don't do that. There is a collector that had 50+ of these reds, unfortunately he is a little delusional about what these are worth. In contrast, there's another collector that had quite a few of these and has completed the 2007 and 2008 Masterpieces baseball autos and is 3 or so short of the football set. He started collecting the reds but I think he realized that it's a fools errand....that's where I come in.
I purchased the entire lot for $100 which is a lot but trying to pick these up piecemeal is a pain, costly and takes a long time. Some of these I now have 2 of and when you consider that Jonathan Stewart and Desean Jackson are putting together pretty good careers, it's not too shabby.
First up is Tashard Choice....no idea what happened to him.