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Happy Thanksgiving from Beckett Media by tolentinotown
November 24, 2010, 5:43 pm
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By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor

Thanks to great Beckett.com users like  sweetmfnlou22, ripkenfan72, jfrench91, P18mann and orange1fan322 (to name a few), the 2010 hand turkey tribute is filling up with cards that bring personal joy and collecting happiness. Before or after the tryptophan sets in tomorrow, we’d still love to see which four cards you are most thankful for. The Beckett.com Football thread, in particular is loaded with gratitude–which is what this hobby and this coming holiday is all about.

We, at Beckett are thankful for you, your passion and your dedication to collecting. Without you, we’d just be a handful of folks, just sitting around and talking about cards–which, as we all know–isn’t far from reality. Fueled by your fervor for the hobby though, we are thrilled to facilitate discussion, provide data and push the collecting envelope.

From the heart of the hobby, we thank you for being the heartbeat.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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Four Cards I’m Thankful For by tolentinotown

 

By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor

In the interest of giving gratitude this week, I pulled four cards from my personal collection and gave them a hand turkey tribute. As a card-carrying Texas Ex, I can’t help but highlight players who have donned the burnt orange. Even though Vince Young and Cedric Benson have had their woes as pros, I am nonetheless thankful to have a few of their cards in my Longhorn shrine. If nothing else, our shared school colors are appropriately autumnal.

Below, you’ll find four cards for which I am very grateful. Since every collector has a few personal favorites, we’re interested in finding out which four cards land on your hand turkey finger feathers.

2007 Topps Draft Picks and Prospects Class of 2006 Unsigned #170 Vince Young

Although this isn’t the fanciest VY card in my personal collection, it earned a spot in the shadowbox because of its relative simplicity and nostalgic qualities. Despite the recent drama surrounding his career, I am still (and always will be) thankful for his epic national championship performance.

 

 

2006 Playoff National Treasures Helmets #9 Earl Campbell/9

Featured here in his Houston Oilers uniform, the living predecessor of many great Texas running backs motivated me to splurge on a  high-end product for the first time. This little piece of the legendary Longhorn’s helmet is a tangible connection to school pride.

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