We’ve officially come to the mini portion of the show. First up, a little something from the excellent 2008 Upper Deck Goudey. Heh…
Big Ben- Two Super Bowls.
Bill Russell- 11 NBA Championships (the last two as a player-coach). Also, holy sh*t!
Emmitt Smith- Three Super Bowls.
Tom Brady- Three Super Bowls.
19 championships combined. There are no losers here. C’mon LeBron & LT, prove you belong in the company of these men. Hit Parade of Champions is another set I’m collecting, although I’ve never bothered to look up how many cards are even in the set (okay, 30 according the Baseball Cards Wiki… also, it’s probably too late Mattingly, Griffey Jr., & Yaz to become champions unless it’s in a coaching role). I have seven, counting these, including two of the biggies, Kobe and the previously mentioned LeChump.
Someday I’d like to get a few cards from the original set it’s based on. Narrowly missed on some hockey player from it once. Finishing the modern remake is more pressing the moment though. A card from an obscure set from 1954 isn’t likely to come through a trade. I guess I did get a ’53 Bowman in a trade once, not to mention a freakin’ Walter Payton rookie through trading, so I guess I should never say never.
That’s it for this one. More minis comin’ up next time, also continuing the heroic trend from these Champions, in a much more meaningful way. And by meaningful, I mean the kind of heroism that tends to get you executed by the oppressive powers that be for doing your damnedest to usurp them and freeing your country from their tyrannical grip. Seeya! 🙂
Bustin’ sh*t up in the name of freedom!