Thursday, November 6, 2014
Facemask! JBF. 15 yard penalty. Automatic first down, Lost Collector!
So my Bengals are on tonight! They always crap the bed in nationally televised primetime games.
Yesterday, I came home to a bubble mailer with familiar black Sharpie handwriting on it. It was from my buddy Was (aka Jaybarkerfan aka JBF).
Now, I am two flat rate boxes and one bubble mailer behind in sharing some great stuff JBF has sent me, but I had do show a pretty damn cool Corey Dillon card that arrived yesterday:
See that little round spec? That, my friends, is game-used facemask!
Now, I don’t have many football cards, so I have no idea if this is a common relic or not, but damn it’s cool. It’s just so much more unique than jersey swatches. Has there ever been a catcher’s mask relic like this?
I also applaud whoever thought to chop up the mask in little pieces like this. Seriously, it must have been a pain.
Oh, and speaking of facemasks…JBF also included one of his 1987 Topps Blogger customs. I’ve been waiting for one of these!
Wes, thanks my friend.