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Custom Card of the Day: 1978 Topps Matt Cassel   Leave a comment

Matt Cassel 1978 Topps custom card

It’s a lonely, lonely place at AHairOffSquare with no baseball. I thought football could get me through the winter but I’m just not feeling it. Spring Training is coming soon! Here is a football card I made last year. I love the card design, so simple but classy looking. The colors on the picture really make the card pop too. I like this 1978 Topps football card a lot.

NFL 2011: Donald Penn custom card   Leave a comment

NFL 2011 Buccaneers Donald Penn custom cardOffensive Linemen get no love; especially from the Football card industry. Here is a rare card of a lineman; the Buccaneers Donald Penn.

NFL 2011: Week 2 Top Performer: Matthew Stafford   Leave a comment

NFL 2011 Week 2 Matthew StaffordMatthew Stafford torched the Chiefs in Week 2. That is all.

NFL 2011: Mario Manningham custom card   Leave a comment

NFL 2011 Giants Mario Manningham custom cardMario Manningham week 2 vs. St. Louis Rams; 3 catches, 56 yards

NFL 2011: Week 1 Top Performer: Tom Brady   Leave a comment

NFL 2011 Week 1 Tom BradyI really didn’t want to do this. I had set up a template for the top performer of every week of the NFL season. I had planned on posting a card for every week. Tom Brady obviously is the top performer of week 1. The problem is that I really don’t like Tom Brady. He and Tony Romo are the two players in the NFL that I didn’t really plan on ever making a card of on this site. The Dolphins horrible pass defense has forced me to do this card. It was a great performance by Brady so I have forced myself to give him his props.

2011 NFL set premiere: Donovan McNabb   2 comments

NFL 2011 Vikings Donovan McNabbThe NFL season has begun and it is time to start my shift to football cards for the next few months. There will still be many baseball cards but NFL cards will start to be more steady in my posts. This Donovan McNabb card is my template for my cards for the new football season. I worked through several variations of this card and settled on this for now but it could very well change before I start doing a lot of them.

I like everything on the card except for the name and team blocks. I like the color scheme alright; I try to get away from too much red, white and blue but I was trying to take the NFL logo colors and use them. I like the stripes but I think the color behind the name and team may be a little much. I am not quite sold on the font for the name either, it is looking a little plain right now. I really like how the pinstripes turned out and I really like the NFL logo and how I incorperated the year into the logo for the card. I thought I would simply call the set “NFL 2011.” I think my little football with the position is good as well; it will probably stay. I will have all cards in the set be landscape for now. It should make for a little nicer football cards I hope.

I started with McNabb mainly because he is on a new team and it is always cool to see a players card on a new team. He couldn’t lead the Vikings to a win today but still managed to throw for all of 39 yards against the Chargers. As a Chiefs fan it is nice to see a performance worse than the 41-7 bitch-whipping I had to endure on this opening weekend. So McNabb gets card #1 for now but a couple things might change and make this card absolute; I’ll come back to the design tomorrow or Tuesday and finish it then.

Jake Delhomme 1981 Topps; an unfair legacy   Leave a comment

Jake Delhomme 1981 Topps

A snapshot of a dwindling career: Jake Delhomme in 2010 with the Cleveland Browns.

I am a Jake Delhomme fan. He has a ton of haters though. He is at a point in his career where he is barely relevant and it is sad in many ways. Delhomme started his pro career in NFL Europe after not getting drafted. He made the Saints roster later and became the starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers. He was good for the Panthers despite being widely hated by their fan base after an ugly playoff loss and final season in Carolina.

The fan base seemed to turn on him quickly and I have even read that one sportswriter called him the worst player in the NFL earlier this year. He is interception proned, this is largely the reason for much of the hatred toward him. How many? 101 over the course of about a dozen years. That number seems big but he also threw 125 touchdowns during that period. Also, he threw for over 20,000 yards during that time.

Delhomme took that 2003 season by storm for the Panthers. He took over for Rodney Peete in the first game of  the season and ended up in the Super Bowl. They lost to New England (coughcheaterschough) Delhomme in that game? 16-of-33, 323 yards, 3 TDs, no picks and a 113.6 passer rating.

He may play on but the noteworthy part of his career is far behind him. I don’t agree with what Jake Delhomme’s legacy will be but it seems all but certain.  Just remember if anyone ever asks you who threw the longest touchdown in a Super Bowl, it was Delhomme to Mushin Muhammad for 85 yards.

Posted January 11, 2011 by VocalsOnTop in Football Cards

Dave Tollefson 1981 Topps custom card   Leave a comment

Dave Tollefson 1981 Topps

Dave Tollefson 1981 Topps custom card

Meet Dave Tollefson, defensive end for the New York Giants. Why is he significant? He came from my alma mater Northwest Missouri State University. The Bearcats football team from Northwest has placed a few players in the NFL now. Most recently Tollefson, Xavier Omon, Jamaica Rector, Seth Wand and Chris Greisen.

Tollefson has been a backup for a couple seasons now in New York. He is backup to a couple pretty good Pro Bowl type players. Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck. He plays almost every game and gets a lot of special teams action. In the photo above he forced Donavan McNabb to fumble.

Go Bearcats!

Posted January 7, 2011 by VocalsOnTop in Football Cards

Drew Bledsoe 1981 Topps Custom Card   Leave a comment

Drew Bledsoe 1981 Topps

Drew Bledsoe 1981 Topps custom card

A few days ago I posted a 1981 Topps Matt Cassel, here is a 1981 Topps version of another quarterback. Drew Bledsoe was always one of my favorite football players. His likeness will appear on this site from time to time. I will make a few more football cards soon. If the Chiefs win on Sunday I will force myself to do a set of them and get them posted by Monday.

Posted December 17, 2010 by VocalsOnTop in Football Cards