Saturday, September 24, 2011

1994 Select #154 Simon Fletcher

I love the University of Houston and offensive football. I love the entire history of it: the Veer, the Run and Shoot, the Spread. I'd really love for UH to get back to another UH tradition, solid defense. Hopefully some day soon we'll get there.

What the Coogs need is some players like Simon Fletcher. Will UH get a Fletcher type player in the future? Do we have one now? All I know is I'll keep watching and hoping to see one.

Today's card is the 1994 Select #154. What a sharp looking card. First let's start with the design. Full bleed, borderless picture on the front. Broncos team name with gold bordering an inset tinted photo. Great design.

The back: Photo on half the card. Jagged border is a little too much for my taste, but not a deal breaker for me. Prior season and career stats which is sufficient. Description of his play included. "One of the best players never picked for the Pro Bowl." Is that a backhanded compliment? I hope not. I hope it's more of an indictment of the Pro Bowl selection process.

And the most important feature that makes this a nice looking card, the photographs. Two very nice action photos. Defensive actions photos aren't always the best, but these are very good. On the front you see him rushing the passer. On the back, he's in hot pursuit of someone. In both, you see the intensity in his eyes. Great job.