Friday, December 21, 2007

2007 Topps TX Exclusive Silver Vincent Marshall 152

The 2007 Texas Bowl featuring UH vs TCU is coming up December 28th, 7 PM at Reliant Stadium. Click here to buy your tickets. If you can't make it to the game, watch it on the NFL Network or channel 27 in the DFW area.

Speaking of UH bowls, let's look back on one of the best plays in recent bowl history. Who can forget the end of regulation time in the 2003 Hawaii Bowl when Vincent Marshall took an 81 yard pass from Kevin Kolb to tie the game up in the final minute?

Unfortunately Houston lost the game in overtime, but Marshall would go on to become UH's all-time career leader in receptions and receiving yards.

Since you're a UH collector, you need to have a football card for UH's all-time receiver, so let's look at the 2007 Topps TX Exclusive set card #152. There are 4 variations of this card: Base, Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Pictured below is the Silver variation.

As far as I know, this is the only Vincent Marshall card on the market, but hopefully he'll have more in the future.

Vincent Marshall

Monday, December 10, 2007

Baseball Card Checklist

Finally an addition to the UH collectibles checklist. Previously I did a checklist for basketball (which I'm sure needs updating by now). This time, I have a list of UH baseball collectibles. The list is available both in Excel & pdf formats. If you know of any missing players or collectibles, please let me know.

Baseball Checklist Highlights:
  • There are 3313 collectibles for 38 ex-UH players
  • The player with the most cards is Ryan Wagner with 602. That does include all card variations.
  • The oldest card listed is from 1954 for Bill Henry on a Red Sox Team Issue card. 1955 Bowman card of Bill Henry was released the next year.
  • Plenty of minor league cards are included on the list
Click here for the pdf version (178 kb)
Click here for the Excel version (730 kb)

The checklist will also remain available in the navigation on the left for your future reference.

Next checklist... football

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Carlton Hanta 1960 Doyusha 4 in 1

Not all UH baseball players play in the US. For example, Carlton Hanta played in the Japanese league. He played for the Nankai Hawks and Chunichi Dragons.

This card is from the 1960 Doyusha 4 in 1 set. Also featured on this card is Japanese Base Hall of Famers Motoshi Fujita, Osamu Mihara, and the legendary Sadaharu Oh.

Hanta is at the top left.