Friday, March 24, 2017

Eli Picks: 2015 Topps High Tek Purple Rainbow Diffractor

Eli's Picks is a new segment where Eli himself, well a stuffed Bleacher Creature version, picks his favorite base/insert cards to show off.
Eli made a great choice for his first card picking a Topps Tek parallel card. This is a product I didn't bust, but picked up/traded for cards from. The card above I picked up in a trade with 90's Niche Football Card Blog. 

The parallels fall one-per-box on average and this parallel is one of the easier ones to get. It's also the one parallel that isn't number.  But, with only a few cards per box and a decent amount of players on the checklist, still isn't that easy to land your favorite players or teams.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Friday Was A Big Deal

The Giants are in "must win now" mode and it shows after Friday's dealings. The big deal of the day was re-signing Franchise Tagged Jason Pierre-Paul to a new 4 year deal which also helps their tight cap space. Maybe giving them a chance to run at DT Jonathan Hankins and keeping last years dominating D-Line intact.

I think JPP earned his worth last season with decent numbers of 7 sacks, 3 Forced Fumbles and a TD despite his hand issues. At times he seemed to make a bigger impact on a game then most noticed. I even thought he played well enough to earn Comeback Player Of The Year honors.

To celebrate the big re-signing, here are some recent additions of JPP to my PC I just put in the Giants binder today,

JPP wasn't the only Friday moves....

Two other moves was a re-signing of backup QB Josh Johnson and another later in the day when they agreed to terms with QB Geno Smith if he passes the physical by Monday. I think Smith still has NFL talent, but was just put in the wrong locker room situation. The Giants have been known to take flyers on guys with some troubled pasts before like Kerry Collins and David Carr and did well with them. Collins actually took them to the Super Bowl. Maybe by the time Geno sits behind Eli for a few years, he matures into a better QB. I can only hope.

I also hope Geno makes a comeback because of this card I pulled from a Fleer Retro autograph pack back in 2013.
These moves on Friday go along with other key offseason moves with the signing of WR Brandon Marshall, OL D.J.Fluker, and TE Rhett Ellison. I expect more to come and especially in the running back department. That should be an interesting one to watch.