NOTES: I still have a few cards from the Akron Acquisition way way back in 2012 to post. Bryan had some easy to get TTMers at the time, and I didn’t have a solution to posting players I’d already acquired, so there’s a few of these still floating around in my drafts.
Anyway, I figured after I got him TTM again, I’d post these up with some other cards I had really wanted him to sign. I don’t go back to the well typically but once at least every 5 years, and most of the time it’s more like 10. Since I hadn’t gotten a response from him in 2019 or 2020, one of my friends sent the Fleer 90 of Bobby that I wanted for a set need in exchange for me sending him an autographed piece of memorabilia from Brian Orapko.
Unfortunately every time I’ve written Bobby since my success, I’ve failed, while others have succeeded. I may need a more novel approach to get those additional cards signed by him.
Cards: Upper Deck 1991, Topps 1989
Acquired: 2012, Akron Acquisition
See Also: Johnny Rembert
A member of Clemson’s 1981 NCAA Championship team, along with such defensive notables as William Perry and Terry Kinard, Johnny still has dreams about the magical ride the Patriots took to Super Bowl XX. Currently as of 2018 he is the Director of Athletics at Edward Waters College and the Quality Control Representative for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Johnny is an avid golfer and takes immense pride in playing his entire career for the Patriots.
Definitely not my favorite cards, both the Upper Deck and the Topps card specialize in boring. I mean who thinks a card of a player calling timeout is exciting? (Upper Deck apparently did at the time.)
Cards: Bowman 1992, Topps Update 1989, Fleer 1992
Acquired: In Person 2016, Jordan Shipley Camp
See also: Stephen Braggs
Stephen was really surprised to see that there are a few fans of his still out there, and shocked that I had so many of them. He knew my friend Nathan and while they were packing up stopped to sign them for me. Nathan couldn’t find any cards of Braggs, so I spotted him a few extras that I had floating around from over the years.
Stephen’s Fleer 1992 photo was probably the best looking of the bunch, although the design was quite boring. The framing of the Browns helmet with the outline of the NFL logo is unnecessary and the angled Browns helmet is an absolute no-no. Of the 3 the Topps 88 is probably more of a classic than the others, just because the design style (as boring as it was) matched the aesthetic of what was being created then.
Coach Braggs, as of 2017, was head coach now at Trinity Episcopal School in Central Texas. He also serves as the track and girls basketball coach. Stephen also runs the Stephen Braggs Foundation.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.