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Sims, Charles

Card: Panini Certified 2014 (412/699)
Acquired: 2020, Panini Points Redemption

Charles Sims played runningback from 2009-2012 for the Houston Cougars. He ran for 2370 yards on 384 carries scoring 29 TDs, and displayed soft hands, catching 158 passes for 1707 yards and 8 TDs. An academic redshirt in 2010, Charles opted to use his last year of eligibility in 2013 with the West Virginia Mountaineers. He had a solid Senior campaign, boosting his draft stock, rushing for 1095 yards (208 carries) and 11 TDs, while catching another 45 passes for 401 yards and 3 TDs.

Sims was a 3rd round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was supposed to be a compliment to incumbent runningback Doug Martin, but was used primarily as a passing down back. He played in 8 games his rookie year and ran for 185 yards and a TD, while catching 19 passes. A sneaky Fantasy Football pickup in 2015, Charles had his best year as a pro, with 529 yards on 107 carries, and 51 catches for 561 yards and 4 TDs.

Over the next two seasons, Charles was oft injured, but still managed to catch 59 passes for 439 yards and 2 TDs. He was released in 2018 with an injury settlement.

A great image of Charles on a tri-color patch, it was a no brainer to select this card as one of my Reward Points Redemptions.

I had built up a stack of points from Panini breaking open packs of College Contenders in 2018/2019. I just didn’t find anything I liked and I was looking for the right time. When the COVID pandemic hit, I decided to go ahead and spend my points. It seemed like a strong possibility that even mail could be infected by the virus- so I wanted to get it done. I found 3 cards I really liked the design of and felt that there was a nice value in and placed an order.

Unfortunately 2 days after I placed the order, the state essentially went into lockdown for over a month. Not to be a Karen- but Panini did absolutely no footwork on their end to notify anybody that they were going to be shut down. I had to contact them directly to get an update- while all the while the company continued to do give outs and promotions on their end.

I got an apology, but throughout the entire crisis, Panini never put any notification on their site- nor did the offer to compensate me for my trouble, such as refund me my shipping.

Herron, Robert

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Card: Sage Hit 2014, Panini Limited 2014 (83/99)
Acquired: 2014, Box Breaker, 2018 Walmart Autographed Memorabila

Robert Herron finished his career at Wyoming with 152 receptions for 2,030 yards, and 20 touchdowns. A two-time Honorable Mention All-Mountain West selection, Herron, was the only player in the Mountain West who logged 2 games with 150 yards or more in receiving yards.  Herron is considered a big play specialist with great straight line speed, running the 40 in 4.38 seconds.

He was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 6th round of the 2014 draft.  During his rookie season, he logged 6 catches for 58 yards, and his first touchdown, a 9 yard strike in a 37-31 loss to the New Orleans Saints.  Herron would be injured and passed up in camp by veteran Louis Murphy at the slot during his Sophomore campaign. He’d be cut, but later signed with the Miami Dolphins. He signed with the Raiders in 2016, but did not make the squad. Currently he is a free agent.