On my birthday my wife was extremely generous to me. I received a few autographed items from her plus a box of 1987 Fleer Baseball cards which I will use in my hobby. One of the autographed items was a Washington Huskies mini helmet signed by Warren Moon with the inscription of Rose Bowl MVP. I have always wanted to add an autographed piece from Mr. Moon. I loved watching him play and he was an incredible quarterback. I loved watching him in Houston and the run and shoot. It is amazing to think that no one wanted him out of college because of the black quarterback stigma back then. The helmet really looks great!! Another item was an autographed 8x10 of Fred Jackson, the excellent running back for the Buffalo Bills. I love Fred Jackson! He is a great runner as well as receiver. He was having such a great year last year before he got hurt. I find it truly hard to believe that the Bills want to reduce his use so that they can use Spiller more. No offense to C J Spiller but I think they are CRAZY! I also got a tristar Dallas Cowboys hidden treasure photo. The Cowboys are my favorite team so I was very excited about that. I received Robert Newhouse which was very cool. I remember watching him play while growing up. Who can forget his touchdown pass in the Super Bowl victory over the Broncos. I hope that he is still doing well after the stroke he had last year.
I also received some money from family and used it to order some other items. My first was from the Insider Deals from Tristar. I bought the package that had 3 autographed 8x10s: Ray Guy (best punter I have ever seen!), Jim Otto (met him once when I was a boy and his hands were HUGE), and Ben Davidson (wanted to send to him before his passing but never did). I have lived most of my life in the Bay Area so it was great to get this deal. Ray Guy should be in the Hall of Fame and I can't believe that he isn't. Hopefully this wrong will be one day righted. I have wanted a photo of Jim Otto for while. I had thought about buying an unsigned one and sending it to him with his fee. I still may down the road. The toll that his playing career took on his body is just amazing. It definitely demonstrates the dark side of the NFL. One of the things that I liked about Ben Davidson was that he was on two of my all time favorite shows: CHiPs and Dukes of Hazzard. I hope he is in peace in heaven.
The other money was spent at mainlineautographs and Claremont Shows and I will talk about those items when I receive them.