The sheer number of cards certainly qualified as a bomb. John should have called it a John Elway/Terrell Davis bomb, but I guess that just doesn't have ghee same ring to it!
Mini Elway cards! I loved those Goudey inserts in Fleer's baseball products, so it was awesome to see these two fall out of one of the stacks. I especially dig the 'older school' Broncos uni on the '96-7 version.
Here we have a mix of early and late career highlights. Two cards detailing the '87 AFC Championship game and 'The Drive' start the scan off. That is the first NFL game that I really remember watching and leaving an impression. The upper right is an awesome Pinnacle Dufex insert from before the uniform changes. The three along the bottom row all focus on Super Bowl XXXII. I already had the Skybox card of John hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, but how could I pass up the chance to show off that awesome moment?
Not much to say here, except I needed all six of these and am happy to have these in the collection.
More TD! The Fleer Tradition card is a great shot showing his best asset, patience. There he is running down the line looking for the opening to make his cut back and head up field. Nice cameo of Howard Griffith making the lead block. It's almost like Shanahan Drew up the play on the Collector's Choice card and then you see the outcome on the Tradition card. The UD to the upper right highlights him breaking the 2,000 yard mark in the 1998 season.
These were literally the only non-Elway/Davis cards to peek out of the stacks. As nice as these are, I'm totally alright with the fact that the majority of the brick was devoted to those two guys. They were huge parts of the Broncos back-to-back championship seasons and now I have more cardboard to remind me of that! Thanks for the bombing John. I'll have return fire coming your way real soon!
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