Thread: Tony Gonzalez Collection
12-27-2012, 04:31 PM #1
Tony Gonzalez Collection
I have to admit I am both sad and a little relieved Gonzalez is retiring....only one more season game. I imagine I will pick up another pc in a year or two but who knows. Gonzo, Steve Young, Heisman, and several master sets is more then enough (not counting non sport related collections).
So first, I guess I will say, thank you Tony Gonzalez for giving it 110% every Sunday for an amazing 16 years.
Produced by PowerBars ("Athletic Energy Food") and released in 1994/95, Gonzo's first card is a basketball card that notes him a freshman (although he was a junior at the time). The set also has two team cards with Gonzalez and perhaps the first card of coach Billy Kennedy, then an assistant coach.
1994/95 Powerade California Bears Set
1994/95 Powerade California (Basketball) #NNO Tony Gonzalez
1996/97 Chicago High Patrol California Bears Set (with Tony Gonzalez)
1996/97 Chicago High Patrol California Bears (Basketball) #2 Tony Gonzalez
Need the 1995 Cal Bears Football Set to complete his college run.
Every Mark day I will post a few more. Mark days are like normal days, except something they last several days, and occasionally a month or two....:D
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12-27-2012, 04:50 PM #2
A slight sidetrack but this is just cool, whenever Gonzalez scores a TD, he dunks the football over the goal, did this KC as well. A couple weeks ago, a ref apparently didn't know this.
Since I only have a small portion scanned I guess I will just jump around and post on them for a few days.
1997 Leaf Signature 8x10 (Small Blue Auto Version)
1997 Leaf Signature 8x10 (Large Black Auto Version)
2004 SPX Signature (w/Gonzalez Error Jersey #8...sucks to forget your uniform number)
12-27-2012, 04:59 PM #3
2000 Topps Season Opener #191 Tony Gonzalez
2000 Topps Season Opener #191 Tony Gonzalez Topps Vault photo proof and original Topps file envelope. Beside airbrushing the background, they removed the glare from the Wilson logo on the football and lightened up his face some.
Note how they lightened his skin....something Topps did quite often, as my postings will likely evidently show.
2001 Topps Gallery #91 Tony Gonzalez
2001 Topps Gallery #91 Tony Gonzalez Topps Vault photo proof
2001 Topps Reserve #17 Tony Gonzalez
2001 Topps Reserve #17 Tony Gonzalez Topps Vault photo proof with original Topps file envelope
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12-27-2012, 05:00 PM #4
2010 Certified #7 Tony Gonzalez Rainbow
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12-27-2012, 05:02 PM #5
2011 Topps #119 Atlanta Falcons Team Card Black 15/55, Black 27/55 & Black 29/55
2011 Topps #322 Tony Gonzalez Record Breaker/Checklist Black 18/55 & Black 48/55
2011 Topps #417 Tony Gonzalez Black 08/55 & Black 13/55
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12-27-2012, 05:04 PM #6
Perhaps my favorite small set, if I can call it that....2009 Topps Unique.
2009 Topps Unique #11 Tony Gonzalez Platinum 1/1
2009 Topps Unique #11 Tony Gonzalez Gold 25/25 (I have 5-6 of these and of course the higher print runs...which I have not scanned yet)
Still looking for the "O"....although I did pick this 1/1 up....
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12-27-2012, 05:07 PM #7
Other inserts from the set....
Also check out this sketch card from 2010 Topps Football....he used the 2009 Topps Unique base card.
Hobrecht has a website which shows many of his fine pieces of artwork, WELCOME TO HOBRECHT SPORTS ART!. He did several other Sketch Cards for 2010 Topps in both baseball and football and was a featured artist in 2010 Topps National Chicle Baseball. His original work goes in the $7000-10000 range with prints in the $400-800 range.
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