Thursday, December 11, 2014

2004 Topps Chrome Ernest Wilford #192

Today's card comes at you from a break I did in 2004, as with many of these cards it just hasn't seen the light of day for many years. Wilford never really did much, but as a 4th round draft pick it wasn't ever likely that he would have much impact Reading the back of the card I found out he was a converted DE in college (VA Tech) and was thinking I hadn't heard of too many defensive ends converted to wide receiver. This was part of the trend of really big WRs that we saw in the late 1990s to the end of the 2000's. I'm not saying this trend is over but with the exception of Megatron most of these guys end up being too slow or too easily injured. David Boston was one of those monsterous players that had issues with being oversized.

Wilford ended up moving to tight end and signed with the Dolphins in 2008. He resigned with the Jags in 2009 and his last year in the league was 2010. He's now been the subject of legal troubles due to resisting arrest in a Jacksonville bar. Overall he had 156 catches in 6 years. Team buyers and set collectors like me are still happy to get his cards but that's about it!

 This cards would be relegated to the common bin forever.

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