You've heard stories of my days spent at the old Redskins Park collecting autographs and memories. I thought I would start posting some of the collectibles I acquired during that time. Here's a look at some of the football cards I had signed back in the 80's. Next week I'll post my 8x10 black & whites, which are my favorite items.
87 Topps Wilber Marshall. Wilber had a very unique way of signing; he's left-handed and signs his name upside down and from right to left. Wilber was a bad ass!
1984 Topps Dexter Manley. There are many reasons to love this card, the mohawk is definitely one of them and the fact that Dexter even signed it "Mr. D" for me. Alas, this card and a few other autographs I obtained that day were F'd up by a faulty marker. Son of a...
1983 Topps Dexter Manley. Dexter was always super-cool and never at a loss for words...he was also so full of energy. The back of this card says that Dexter served as a Deputy Sheriff in Virginia...really?
1986 Topps Jim Lachey. Don't remember a whole lot about the interactions with Jim other than he was quiet and polite. Thank you Bobby Beathard for the Jay Schroeder for Lachey swap.
1988 Topps Kelvin Bryant. Kelvin was one my favorite players during the 80's. He was a great all-around back and had a 13 catch 130 yard 2 TD day against the Giants in 86', it says so on the back of the card!
1984 Topps Joe Jacoby. Jake's always been good to me, I'm hoping he's the next Redskin in the Hall of Fame. All he did was block Lawrence Taylor, Reggie White and Too Tall Jones for a decade...and did it well.
1984 Topps Darrell Green. This is Darrell's rookie card and is probably the only one in the group that's worth much $$. Doesn't matter, I wouldn't sell any of these for any price...well I'd cut Bostic loose.
1979 Topps Doug Williams. This is also a rookie card and it's mint. Doug also signed his SI Super Bowl cover for me, "To Doug, From Doug." Unfortunately, it was with the same sucky marker Dexter used to sign "Mr. D." Son of a...
1987 Topps Charles Mann. Charles was always super nice and cool. The faulty marker makes another appearance. Son of a...
1988 Topps Earnest Byner. Earnest was the consummate professional as a player and didn't get the respect he deserved as a coach. Thanks Bobby Beathard for Mike Olpihant for Earnest Byner.
1982 Topps Dave Butz. Anyone remember the "Big Bad Butz" song made for Dave Butz? I need to find that, help me. I googled big bad butz and nothing but porn sites comes up. Per the back of Dave's card "he performs week-in and week-out, playing often with injuries, and continues to get the job done in fine fashion." I agree Topps, I agree.
1984 Topps Jeff Bostic. Jeff Bostic was not cool, he was not nice...it says so on the back of his card.
Cheers and Hail