Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Today's mail brought cards from two trades last week. Waiting in my mailbox were additions to my New England Patriots Collections as well as my Daunte Culpepper collection.
New Cards Received:
1999 Upper Deck MVP Daunte Culpepper Rookie
2002 Pacific Atomic Jabar Gaffney Rookie #ed/465
2002 Topps Pristine Uncirculated Refractor Jabar Gaffney Rookie #ed/999
2002 Upper Deck Star Rookie Jabar Gaffney
The Culpepper rookie provides me with another first year card as I continue working the on player collection. I happen to like this particular issue of UD MVP as I have a modest portion of the baseball set(of this year and with the same design) stashed away somewhere in a 1,000 count box. Something about it appeals to me. I don't really no why, but I appreciate it none the less.
The Gaffney Rookies are a nice addition to my Patriots Collection as well. Gaffney is a low key player who is overshadowed by stars Randy Moss and Wes Welker. Gaffney made several key catches during the Patriots final games in their attempt to earn a playoff birth. When Gaffney joined the Patriots after being discarded by the Texans, nobody thought he would be a contributor. Jabar has played consistently as a number three receiver and shows no signs of stopping.
I recently picked up an 06 Upper Deck Game Jersey Card of Daunte Culpepper off of Sportlots for a little under two dollars delivered. While not an extravagant card by any means, it still fills a hole in my newly started Daunte Culpepper collection. I didn't have any memorabilia cards of Culpepper until I purchased this card. What I like most about this card is that Daunte is pictured in a Vikings Uniform and that the Jersey Swatch is from a Vikings uniform. When I think of Daunte Culpepper, I think of his days with the vikings and I want that to be represented in my collection. I could care less about what he did with Dolphins, Raiders, and Lions.
This card also highlights one of my beliefs that collecting should be about fun rather than value. The card itself has a book value of $5 (For Comparison, the David Carr Variation of the card books $10). I am just as much a sucker for the low numbered, multi-colored cards as everyone else is, but I'm glad that I still have lower valued cards with sentimental meanings to look back to.
This is my first post on my newly founded sports card blog. Through this blog I hope to share all things related to my adventures in the Sports Card Collecting Hobby. I enjoy all things related to Boston Sports and much more. In addition to my team collections, I have begun to start many different player collections of players including Daunte Culpepper, Kevin Millar, Cliff Floyd, Preston Wilson, and Kyle Mclaren. I am an established trader on Sports Card Forum and would love to trade with anyone as long as you have references. Dont hesitate to contact me and please visit often.