I got Scott many years ago TTM, and then later, I got Scott again as part of the Canton Acquisition back in 2011 on his Topps and Pro Set (’89) cards. Still there were a few more cards of his I wanted to get his autograph on, including his Fleer ’90 card.
It had been a long time since I wrote Shane, and he has so many set needs that I felt it was fine time to get him on a few more. I realized afterwards I missed on the Skybox 1993 card- which happens to have him as a member of the Rams. Conlan like many great pros before him, to me is iconic as a member of his primary team- the Buffalo Bills. Anything else just seems a bit forgetful or bizarre to me.
Still a few scattered Canton Acquisitions cards here and there. I was not a huge fan of any of these cards. Those cards being the Topps and Score issued cards. In these cards you can see the gap in his teeth where one of them is missing. It got knocked out in a high school game.
And here’s an Upper Deck card. Wow. How exciting. For priding themselves on being a leader of exciting sports photography on trading card canvases- that must have been an exciting phone call.
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.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.