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Brett Favre Used to be a Bad-Ass

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 23, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

1991UDBrettFavreChecklist2Before Brett Favre became Brett Favre he was a weight room bad-ass, the leader of a crew of New Kids on the Block in Atlanta who was supposed to bring the Falcons back from the dead. OK, maybe I’m reading a bit too much into this image.

I don’t deal at all in football cards these days, but every once in a while I find a straggler while sorting my baseball cards. The one I found today: this 1991 Upper Deck Rookie Checklist featuring Bad-Ass Brett Favre and his Posse — Moe Gardner, Erric Pegram, Bruce Pickens and Mike Pritchard.

There’s not much to say about the card, it’s pretty much worthless, even if it is a Rookie-year issue of Brett Favre. I just love the fact that before all of these Wrangler Jeans commercials and non-retirement retirement press conferences there once was a guy from the south who wore his hat backward and sported Nike flat-footed Astroturf cleats. Word.