Andy Seminick & Gene Mauch both signed this 12×18. Seminick played catcher for the Phillies for over 10 years and is a former All Star. Mauch is a longtime Coach of the Phillies, Expos, Twins and Angels. Cool fact about Mauch is – he’s a former member of the Braves (Two seasons) . While neither man will make the Hall of Fame, both are absolutely neat additions to my baseball collection.
Dick Sisler & Jim Bunning both signed this 12×18. Sisler is mainly known for a short lived career with a clutch Homerun and an All Star appearance. Bunning on the other hand is a Hall of Famer (Class of 1996) and 9x All Star and one of the few men to pitch a perfect game. He also is a former US Senator. Bunning is a GREAT addition to the collection.
Mario Williams was one of the best things the Texans ever did, drafting him over Reggie Bush and Vince Young. Mario quickly propelled us to a respectable defense and was one of the best things we had before he fled off to buffalo for that fat contract never to really make an impact before because money means more to Mario than winning. He was a big need for my texans project and I’m thrilled to have him
Steve Slaton was a hell of a back…for a season for the Texans. He had a severe case of fumbling the ball all the time and his career ended quickly. He’s a great pickup and a great addition to my Texans project.
Charles Woodson won the Heisman Trophy in 1997. I’ve held off picking this one up for a long time for no real reason, but I decided if I’m going to use Mannings Topps Chrome card for my Hall of Fame project eventually, it’s only fair to use Woodsons for my Heisman project. Woodson is likely a future Hall of Famer too, as he’s one of the few defensive winners, and one of the select few to do well outside of college. It’s nice to knock another winner down. I now have 15 to go, although 2 of those guys don’t have rookie cards – yet.
Frank Thomas was Elected to the Baseball hall of Fame in 2014. I’m not sure he was a first ballot Hall of Famer, but the “Big Hurt” was iconic throughout my childhood and as a result, belongs in my collection.