Sunday, March 28, 2021

Player HITlights:Damontre Moore

The Giants have always been built on defense. 

So nobody is surprised when they go into the draft and draft defense especially in the trenches.

Sometimes they find that gem in the rough, other times, not so much. 

Damontre Moore was a 3rd pick of the Giants in the 2013 NFL Draft. He didn't have much success with the Gmen and caused multiple altercations with teammates especially in the 2015 season which led to him being placed on waivers where the Dolphins snagged him.

He was bounced around a few teams and even joined the AAF league not finding success anywhere he went which is upsetting for a guy who had high expectations as a First Team All-American from Texas A&M.

I grabbed quite a few of his cards, especially autographs, in 2013 with high expectations.

At least when it comes to players on your favorite team, "prospecting" doesn't always have to be a homerun.

As the saying goes, "Once a Giant, Always A Giant"

Moore has accumulated 88 tackles and 10 sacks in his career.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Unintentional Rainbow Chase:2017 Evan Engram

You just never know when a rainbow starts to come together in your collection. I know this from experience as you will see in this new series.

I had no intention of building these rainbows, they just came together by picking up pieces and trading for them. I didn't know that I even had started any of them until I started sorting my Giants collection by player and noticed a trend.

So today, we will kick it off with a run at 2017 Donruss Evan Engram.

The above chase is Engrams 2017 Donruss which has the following parallels to find, Base, Aqueous Test, PP Bronze , PP Blue, PP Green, PP Red, Season Stat Line /400, PP Silver /100, Jersey Number /99, PP Silver Die-Cut /75, PP Gold /50, PP Gold Die-Cut /25, PP Black /10, and PP Black Die-Cut 1/1.

So far, I have 3 of the 14 parallels.

Up next, 2017 Donruss Optic.

Optic has the following parallels for Rated Rookies, Base, Bronze, Holo, Lime, Pink, Red/Yellow, White Sparkle, Aqua /299, Orange /199, Blue /149, Red /99, Purple /50, Black /25, Gold /10, Green /5, and Gold Vinyl 1/1.

I am third of the way there to completion. Optic definitely has more of the appeal to chase if I was to chase one of these. But is also much more costly.

Not sure if I will add anymore to these or not, but if they come at the right price who can say no?

Monday, March 22, 2021

Play That Sweet Jazz

The NY Giants Free Agency started out a little slow with just the signing of Devonte Booker who will be used primarily as a backup to Saquon Barkley.

It wasn't quite what Dave Gettleman said he planned to do in signing Leonard Williams long term and finding Daniel Jones some actual weapons.

Then came this week.

The Gmen signed LW to a long term deal, then grabbed TE Kyle Rudolph (wished I had kept his autograph now), speedster WR John Ross (autograph above I knew I had kept for a reason) and their biggest rumored weapon and now dream come true, Kenny G. 

And no, it's not the popular smooth jazz saxophonist.
Kenny G, otherwise known as Kenny Golladay, was the top wide receiver in this years Free Agent class.

He had 183 catches and 21 touchdowns in four seasons in Detroit. When on the field, only played 16 games once, he is one of the best young receivers in the game. Both height and great hands is exactly what this team needs.

I am hoping that he will help bring the 31st ranked Giants offense to the next level. Play that Stephon Diggs to Josh Allen role that turned Allen's third season into a MVP run.

So hope is on the horizon in NY. The pieces are falling into place, now can they just finish filling in the rest and put it all together.