Cards: Atomic 2001, Leaf Rookies & Stars 2004 Longevity (86/99)
Acquired: Paid Signing 2019
See Also: Tiki Barber
I hadn’t gotten Tiki since… 2013 or 2014 at the long missed Houston Fan Sports Fest. He is really bad through the mail, so I figured since my friend got in on a super cheap signing I’d tag in. Tiki has no shortage of really nice cards, and he has an outstanding autograph, so this seemed like a no brainer to me.
The Longevity cards really sparkle with an autograph on them, and this one was no different. It’s a great shot of Tiki, with really bold, reflective colors dancing across the canvas. Tiki’s Atomic entry is a card set from a lost era I didn’t collect, but I did enjoy the die cut look of the cards with the large team logo on them. While my friend thought that this card might not absorb the autograph, or it wouldn’t show up well on the canvas- his doubts were alleviated when he saw the masterful stroke upon this card.
In 2019 Barber made his debut on Broadway acting in the musical Kinky Boots. He also hosts a radio show on CBS Sports Network, Tiki & Tierney.