Richmond was one of the last of the former players to arrive. I was very happy to meet him again after the Houston Fan Fest about 10 years prior. Bam Bam egged me on Twitter to come on out to the event, telling me that, “He’d be there,” As incentive to get me to make the drive from Austin. Very personable and easy to talk to, we covered a variety of topics in a short amount of time before I had to go.
He’s no longer a member of the Texans Ambassador program. That ended about a year ago. Now that the franchise is old enough, they have their own history and players.
Richmond inked these 4 cards, plus two others that were consignments for friends. I had probably 10 other cards, but I didn’t want to overload him. I think he acknowledged that by letting me know that he’d be up in my neighborhood maybe this year to watch a Dolphins game with a fan group and would give me a heads up.
After I got Bruce a few years ago, I remember opening up a box searching for another player and saying, “uggggghhhh…”, After I realized that I had a beautiful Skybox card of him that I wanted to have him sign. I set it aside and waited patiently hoping he’d still be a good signer when the time would come around again.
As the pandemic set in, I started really developing and formalizing a lot of set needs. I used to like to just pick and choose action shots and pretty cards to send to players, but now I’ve become more directed, as all four of these sets became set needs after COVID came and supposedly went.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.