‘Ello ‘ello, old chums. Back with another trade post. This one is from CamClow of Cardboard Heaven. Only three cards in this, but they are all great ones.
As far as plain jerseys go, nothing beats a Donruss jumbo swatch, I tell ya. It’s hard to explain, but they just do it better. Maybe this is where the designing cards backwards comes into play (not that that makes it right). I dunno, but I rarely see one I don’t like, even when the design blows (not the case here, thankfully) or the swatch isn’t that jumbo (it’s more medium-sized really). The design on the Jones-Drew is nice and simple, especially considering this is Donruss we’re talking. It frames the player and cool turquoise jersey swatch quite nicely and incorporates the Jaguars team colors into the card in a coherent way. Good job, designer person!
Next, that Fergie Jenkins pants card is just a thing of beauty. Upper Deck Vintage were amongst the greatest sets of the past decade, if not all-time, and the hits are no exception. Just a stunning card. Definitely one of the highest highlights of my Fergie Jenkins collection.
I’m a huge fan of late-rounders that go on to become big stars, which is why I loves me some Marques Colston. Taken 252 overall (out of 255), he has put up numbers that are right there with the very best of a still very good draft class, even with some bigger name early picks stumbling to outright bombing. He’s put up the second most receptions (369, behind Brandon Marshall’s 413), yards (5069, behind Greg Jennings’ 5222), and is tied for most touchdowns (40, with Jennings). Overall, I’d say he’s easily top-10 in his draft class (he is tied for 8th in the 2006 draft class in career AV at 44, which backs that assessment up). So yeah, Colston is a favorite and the rest of you should send me cards of him too. 😛
Needless to say, excellent trade, Mr. Clow. I will get my end of the trade out to you as soon as I pick you up another jersey card for your 3000K collection (Clemens most likely). Thanks for stopping by!
I’ll get you next time, Gadget…