Monday, December 15, 2014

2014 Card-vent Calendar: December 15

December 15, 2014:
1995 Action Packed Rookie & Stars #25 Steve Walsh

So it appears that the Bears are playing tonight. Looking at this card, this beautiful, most perfect football card, I came to the realization that all of Jay Cutler's cards ought to look like this one. In fact, the only thing that would make this a more perfect card would be if it were Cutler on the ground, and not a Miami Dolphin, but a Green Bay Packer having his way with him. Do you think Walsh got wind of this card and immediately terminated his contract with Action Packed? It appears as if Walsh hung on in the league for a couple more years, and so did the Action Packed brand, but it looks as if this was their final contact. Walsh had several cards produced by other brands in 1996 and 1997, too. It's plausible that the picture used led Walsh to sever ties with the company.

The Dolphin on this card, if I did my research right, is defensive end Marco Coleman. I could see a legitimate use of this photo if Coleman were the subject of this card, but Coleman didn't even get one issued to him in this set. He does, however, have a card in the 1992 set. Ironically, he is pictured on this card presumably getting blocked off a pass rush with half of his jersey being yanked over his pads. Action Packed seemingly loved to mess with players, suggests this small sample size.


shoeboxlegends said...

Oh man I MUST own a copy of this.

Anonymous said...

I imagine if a card of me ever ends up getting made for some reason that it will end up looking something like this...

Anonymous said...

The amorous dolphin strikes again.