Sunday 15 January 2017

2016 Black Friday Redskins

My excitement in posting Redskins cards is not that high with their season over, but they honestly would not have won a playoff game anyway. Also disappointing is that the totally inept, completely confused and in WAY over his head Jay Gruden will be back despite not getting him team ready for big games, having zero clue in regards to clock management, questionable play calling, especially in the red-zone.

In my search for Fleer Brilliants parallel, I stumbled across the above Trent Green and pulled the trigger, I feel like even though I paid more than I would have like for a single card, I still got a good deal. Green had a very weird career, drafted by the Chargers in 1993, went to the CFL in 1994, signed with the Redskins in 1995 and served as the third stringer behind Gus Frerotte and Heath Shuler before getting to play in 1998, throwing for over 3000 yards and 23 touchdown, then signing a big deal with the Rams, who trade him to the Chiefs the next year, where he would made to Pro-Bowls.

Speaking of back-ups from the Shuler years, Friesz signed with the Redskins in 1994 and started 4 games, back in a time when foil sets were the norm.

A couple acetate cards from Panini, Jamison Crowder from Clear Vision and Pierre Garcon Clear Cut parallel from 2013 Panini Momentum which would be high up if I did a favorite football parallels list.

Shawn Barber's only Redskins card, despite starting at linebacker for 4 years, Barber never got a "real" card with Washington.

My first Andre Reed card with Washington, no idea why he is not in a Bills jersey seeing as he played in 221 games with the Bills vs 13 with Washington.

And a couple more for the "One of Every Redskins" with Eddie and Keiland Williams. 


  1. Nice set of Skins. OK Now I'm color blind an "Orange" Green card? :)

  2. Great group of cards!

    Completely forgot Andre Reed played a season with the Redskins. The team seems to have a lot of guys playing their last year or two of their careers. Hope the GM keeps going for talent over names.

  3. It may not be a "real card," but I've always had a thing for those Wizards of the Coast "Showdown" cards. Football or baseball. They make for fun oddball sets with surprisingly deep checklists. Like, how you finally get Barber as a Redskin, several players who only had one or two Cubs cards show up in those products.