Saturday, July 24, 2010

1995 Collector's Edge Rookies Black Label 22K Gold #7 Billy Milner

Today's Cougar is another offensive lineman, Billy Milner. He played for the University of Houston from 1993 to 1994. He was co-captain of the 1994 team along with Clay Helton, Mike Meux, and Alfred Young.

In his senior season, he was named Honorable Mention All American by Football News and Second Team All Southwest Conference.

Milner was selected by the Miami Dolphins at #25 in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft. His career started well playing 16 games and starting 9 as a rookie for the Dolphins. Unfortunately his career didn't pan out after that. He only played one more season after that, playing in 4 games for the Dolphins and 10 games for the Saint Louis Rams in 1996.

Today's card is the 1995 Collector's Edge Rookies Black Label 22K Gold #7. Other Collector's Edge Rookies variations include the base card, 22K Gold, and Black Label.

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I love cards featuring players in their UH uniform. So what do I think of today's card?

I'm very conflicted by this card. That's a Cougar uniform, but where's the interlocking UH? Either this is a practice/all star game uniform or more likely, this card wasn't licensed by the NCAA and/or UH, so no logo. This isn't uncommon.

I think I actually prefer the pro uniform and logo more than a modified, airbrushed UH uniform.

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