Monday, January 6, 2014

Today's card: 2013 Finest #69 Santonio Holmes

Here's a card of a much maligned player who really has not lived up to the hype ever since signing on to the Jets from the Pittsburgh Steelers. I think it may have to do with a couple of things. First of all he's not been able to stay on the field consistently. He also doesn't have that breakaway ability that he had in his best years, 2008 and 2009. He also hasn't had much help from the quarterback position. How many catches would you make if your Qbs over the last few years were Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and Geno Smith? Put Holmes on a team like the Broncos or the Patriots and he might have found stardom again. Some moves you know will not be good for the player. I took one look at the contract that the Dolphins gave Mike Wallace and just shook my head. You have to have an elite QB to make a large free agent WR signing lucrative for the team. Otherwise you just have a guy who shows flashes of talent but no real long term impact. People were saying at the beginning of the season that the Dolphins were poised to make the playoffs but it looks like they are still missing some pieces, namely a QB, defense and oh... a running game.

Here's the card! I am thinking I may start adding some other sports cards to my breaks. 2013 Elite baseball looks pretty amazing this year, saw some previews on the Panini Facebook feed that made the product look breakworthy!

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