Saturday, April 24, 2021

Unintentional Rainbow Chase:2011 Marvin Austin

Well, today's Unintentional Rainbow Chase I can't seem to find any details on what I am missing for both the Topps and Topps Chrome chases. With no information to be found on my most reliable source in Cardboard Connection I can't tell you what's left but can only show you what I have.

I have a decent start on Topps Chrome with 4 of the cards in hand and all looking great.

My Topps one, well, is basically the usual basics of Gold and base.

Hopefully I can find some detail on these somewhere soon. I may have to check out TCDB to see if they have any information.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Unintentional Rainbow Chase:2014 Andre Williams

Today's unintentional rainbow chase is brought to you by Andre Williams. Williams was a player I had high hopes for when he came to the Giants after his successful college career. So I loaded up on his cards.

Which led to some unintentional rainbow chases.

First up, Topps flagship. I know there is only two cards but back in the time where Topps didn't do an overabundance of flagship parallels I am not technically too far off.

Here is what I have and what I need,
Base,Purple, Gold Border /2014, BCA Pink /499, Military Camo /399, Orange /96, Black Border /59, Platinum Foil 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1 

Up next, Topps Chrome.

Here is what I have and need from this rainbow chase,
Base,Base Refractor, Blue Wave Refractor, Green Refractor, Orange Refractor, Purple Refractor, X-Fractor, STS Camo Refractor /499, BCA Pink Refractor /399, Pulsar Refractor, Black Refractor /299, Blue Refractor /199, Sepia Refractor /99, Gold Refractor /50, Red Refractor /25, SuperFractor 1/1, and Printing Plates 1/1

I am not in a bad position for the 2014 Chrome chase. Williams is affordable but finding that Super after 7 years may be quite the task.

Not sure how far I will chase either of these rainbows but being affordable I may see how far I can get especially on the refractor one.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Player HITlights:Danny Kanell

The Giants QB carousel in the 90's was close to in comparison to the Cleveland Browns one. After P:hil Simms retired, it took quite some time and some QB's to fill Simms shoes.

One of those attempts was with a 4th round QB from the 1996 NFL Draft.

Danny Kanell made his debut same year he was drafted and became the starter the following season leading the Giants to the NFC East title but losing in the playoffs by one point to the Vikings. He followed up that up with another season where he started but led the Giants to a 3-7 record before getting benched in favor of Kent Graham who finished up the season and led the Giants to a .500 record.

The following year the Giants signed Kerry Collins and cut Kanell to use his cap space to help with Collin's contract. Kanell found himself with the Falcons as a backup and spent a season there before taking a year off football to play baseball for the Brewers minor league system. 

He was not only drafted by the Giants, but had been drafted by the Yankees as well Baseball was a sport he was drafted by the Yankees in the 25th round but chose to go the NFL route instead. He had always dreamed of being a Yankee. I mean who hasn't?
I have two hits of Kanell, one is this sadly fading Bowman's Best autograph from 1997

And the other is this TTM or IP autograph I acquired from a fellow blogger.

I need to find a new replacement that's company authenticated.

Kanell finished his NFL career with 5,129 yards with 31 touchdowns and 34 interceptions.