The Legend

The Legend

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Finest 1/1

My wife and I just spent the last hour baby proofing our house.  Our little girl is mobile so we need to keep her confined to one room. She is at the point where if you take your eyes off of her she is gone.  The new gate we put up will keep her in our family room, but we have a running bet on who will be the first one to run directly into it forgetting that it is there.  My guess is me.

2008 Finest Steve Slaton Black Printing Plate Auto 1/1

The Pirates were off today, so that means WVU showcase! 2008 was a big year for running backs with such guys as Jamal Charles, Ray Rice, Matt Forte, Darren McFadden and Chris Johnson all being drafted. To this day I still see Slaton cards pop up that I've never seen before.  He has many high end releases featuring him along with all those I mentioned. 

Injuries and fumble issues cost Slaton his career, but his cards still sell.  People who collect WVU have such fond memories of Pat White, Owen Schmitt and Steve Slaton that collectors still hoard their cards.   My Mountaineer collection is not as big as my Pirates, but I cherish it the same.  I actively hunt for rare pieces that I missed when they were released.  


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    1. Thanks Greg! The Finest printing plates are pretty sharp looking.

  2. I have many (not fond) memories of Slaton and Pat White running circles around my Orange.

    1. I remember Mcnabb torching us a few times as well. It is not as fun now in the Big 12. We don't play any of our traditional rivals.