Lurking in the shadows of his own mind, discover the world of...The Man, The Myth, The Legend...Enigma!
Anyone who knows me realizes I'm not really a mainstream player collector. I like lower-end, under the radar guy, because:
1. Cheap to collect.
2. More fulfilling in my opinion as their cards are harder to find.
So, I got something in the mail today with a little story behind it. Here is the card.
2006 Topps Printing Plate Cyan #314 Manny Lawson 1/1
Being a member of SCF for a little over 5 1/2 years and a part of this madcap hobby for even longer, noticing changes become more and more easier to recognize.
Growing up, kids would sit on porches, in bedrooms, at school, on the bus, at the ballpark, etc., and simply trade for players they liked. It didn't matter the reason and no one cared what type of card it was. It was a simple way of the trading life.
In 1987, I was introduced to the idea that these pictures of
In continuing my quest for lesser known players, I have posted my Manny Lawson PC. I will update it with pics and new arrivals as they arrive.
My affinity with Lawson goes back to his days in high school while he lived in Goldsboro, NC. He attended Eastern Wayne High School, which was one of the smaller rivals of my own former high school. I was able to follow his time there and when he signed with the NC State Wolfpack, it became a no-brainer for me to follow his career (die-hard
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I have posted my Sam Aiken Collection for everyone to view. I'll be adding scans throughout the next coming days. Also, any time I get a new addition to it, I'll post here and add it to my list.
Sam had a breakout year of sorts with the New England Patriots in 2008. Drafted in 2003 in the 4th Round by the Buffalo Bills, Aiken signed with the Pats in this past offseason when they were looking for a new Special Teams specialist. He came in mainly for that, but was also listed as the