I picked up 5 cards of my favorite current Cowboy. Jason Witten is a badass and pretty much all around good guy. He has saved Romo's ass on so many occasions, it's not even funny. I've been neglecting my football collecting so I figured I'd better pick a couple players and focus on them.
I also grabbed these 2 cards of Dirk Nowitzki. I've probably got more cards of Dirk than any other player, but I didn't have these. Dirk recently passed the 20,000 career point mark moving him into the top 35 scorers all-time. He's still got several years left to play so he might even be able to make it to the top 10 before he's done.
The next 15 cards I got are all of Mark Aguirre. Mark was the whole reason I became a Mavs fan in the first place and along with Dirk he's my favorite Maverick. The 2 Star cards cost a couple of bucks each, but I think the rest were about a quarter. Unfortunately there don't seem to be a whole lot of cards of Mark as a Maverick. I don't know if no one was making NBA cards his first few years in the league or what, but anything prior to about '85 seems almost impossible to find.
Mark was traded to Detroit a couple months after I moved to Dallas. I was devastated. I had lived in Indiana prior and was really excited to be able to watch all the Mavs games on tv once I got to Texas. I'm glad he got a couple rings with the Bad Boys in Detroit, but man, it would have been nice if he could have done it here.
Mark finished his career in a Clippers uniform, which will never look quite right to me. I still can't believe Cubes hasn't retired his number yet. Brad Davis is hanging up there, but no Mark. What's the deal? There should be 4 retired Mavs jerseys for sure 12, 22, 24 and someday, 41. Oh, well. Check out checkoutmycards.com. It's a nice site and very easy to find what you are looking for. Maybe a little to easy. You'll probably end up spending more than you should, but that's what makes it fun, right? Later.