Thursday, January 31, 2019
Orange is the new Red
Sorry, that was a bad post title.
Adrian "Red" Autry deserves more than a bad blog post title. A four-year standout at Syracuse in the early 90s, Autry now serves at Jim Boeheim's associate head coach.
One of the first Syracuse games I went to was February 8, 1993. It was a Monday night game versus rival Georgetown. Autry led the way with 25 points in a 76-61 win. I sat way up in the nosebleeds, but it was a school night, so I felt pretty special going to a game an hour away with school the next morning.
While doing a card purge over the summer, I stumbled upon some of my old basketball cards, and found a few copies of this Autry from 1994 Classic. I opened a lot of this product when I was 10, for whatever reason. It had some good rookies in it though, specifically Jason Kidd.
I sent two copies to Autry, and he was nice enough to sign them both in only about a week's time.
One final note: man, I wish Syracuse would bring back that script for the men's uniforms. They've done it in one-offs, but I'd love to see it permanently.