In an attempt to increase the size of my very small football card collection, I'm picking up and featuring one new card for each of the Patriots' 16 regular season games this year.
In the 14th game of their season, the 10-3 Patriots head west to face the 1-12 (ouch!) Cincinnati Bengals, with kickoff in just a few minutes here. It's hard to get excited for this tilt, even as a Patriots fan, as the team has looked completely uninspired on offense lately. On top of that they managed to get embroiled in yet another video taping controversy this past week, and I'm also generally distracted with the holiday season in full swing. I'm not sure how much of this game I'll even get to see.
As far as the football card project goes, I can't think of many Bengals cards I'd be excited to add to my collection for this series, so instead I went completely off the wall and landed my first card from a set I've long admired...
For my first (and likely only) foray into this release I settled on Clarence "Biggie" Munn. Munn was captain of the Minnesota Golden Gophers (again, sweet logo) football team in his senior season, the same season he'd be named All-American. If you're confused, as I was initially, as to why he's listed as a guard yet appears to be punting, it's that he played both positions. In fact, he was widely regarded as the top punter in the country during much of his college career.
The helmet, the punting pose, the Golden Gophers logo, and that fantastic nickname; what's not to love about this card?
Just two games to go after today, and after that you probably won't see a football card on this blog for a good long while. Enjoy the NFL action today everyone, and thanks for stopping by!
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