Time sure flies by when you're having fun.
Today I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has taken the time to check out this blog... and especially those who have reached out to me by either leaving a comment or sending me an email. The camaraderie among us is truly what motivates me to continue writing.
And since this blog is mainly me writing about the sports cards I love, I decided to show off seven athletes who wore #7 on their jerseys while playing the sport they loved in honor of these past seven years.
Without further adieu... here are my Magnificent Seven:
MLB: Mickey Mantle
1964 Topps Giants
Can't have a list of sevens without this guy on it. I'm pretty sure this is my only vintage Mantle... but it's a beauty. This set is one of my favorite vintage oddball sets.
MLB: Ivan Rodriguez
1991 Score Traded #82T
A few weeks ago, I showed off my Ivan Rodriguez trifecta and mentioned my interest in this card. 1991 Score baseball isn't winning any popularity contests... but the reddish-purple borders goes well with that great action shot of Pudge.
MLB: Craig Bigio
2013 Tribute Autographs #TA-CB
On card autographs are cool. On card autographs of hall of famers are cooler. On card autographs of hall of fame players who spend their entire career with one franchise are the coolest.
MLB: Joe Mauer
2014 Topps Five Star Autographs #FSA-JM
Assuming Mauer stays with the Minnesota Twins his entire career and eventually gets elected into Cooperstown... see the Biggio comment above.
NFL: John Elway
1999 Finest Leading Indicators #L6
NFL: Boomer Esiason
2012 Crown Royale Silhouette Materials #7
Boomer is one of the bigger football names in my Lefty PC. He's not quite Elway... but he's a lot better than Todd Marinovich.
Rounding out the Magnificent Seven is Igor Larionov. I thought about including Nate Archibald, but when it came down to it... it didn't seem right leaving a San Jose Sharks player off of this list. Brad Stuart wore #7 for Team Teal for eight seasons, but The Professor is one of only four Sharks to be elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Well... that's it for today. Thanks again to everyone who has ever taken the time to read my writing. You're truly magnificent.
Happy Thursday and sayonara!