Carl mentioned to me this morning that Kordell Stewart just “retired” from the NFL. I had no clue that he was still active, but seriously, when was the last time that he took a snap?
Which reminded me that Kordell would be a great candidate for my BWSMC. The BWSMC has a few rules:
1) All memorabilia must be purchased for $5 or less, plus shipping.
2) All memorabilia must be small, and able to be put into a 3 ring binder. No autographed footballs or nonsense like that to junk up my house.
3) Preferred memorabilia are failed Bears players but exceptions will be made in interesting cases.
So far, I have:
J’Webb Nation temporary tattoo
Autographed Thank You Card from J’Marcus Webb
Autographed 2013 Magnetic Bears schedule from J’Marcus Webb
Autographed 8 x 10 photo of Nathan Enderle
Autographed 8 x 10 photo of Rashaan Salaam (bonus points for Heisman winner)
Autographed 8 x 10 photo of Chad Hutchinson while he was playing baseball with St. Louis. I bet you didn’t know he played pro baseball too. From wiki:
Hutchinson also pitched in the Major Leagues in three games, all in relief, for the St. Louis Cardinals during the 2001 season. He did not fare well, giving up 16 baserunners (nine hits, six walks, and one hit batsman) and 11 earned runs in just four total innings. His MLB career totals include an 0-0 record, two strikeouts (Ben Petrick and Denny Neagle), and an ERA of 24.75.
Hahaha, ah the memories of seeing Hutch at Soldier Field. At least that wasn’t the only place he stunk up the joint.
The best part is torturing the guys offering all of this crap. They must have piles and piles of autographed photos laying around collecting dust. Most of the time the negotiations start at $25 – $50 and end at my $5 offer, which I always justify with this line:
I am quite literally the only person on the face of the earth that wants this. You can have it there forever, or sell it to me for $5. Up to you.
Most of the time, after a few back and forths of the most tortured logic (most say that anything Bears is worth more money), I win.
I will keep all ten of you updated on my search for the coveted Heisman winner Kordell Stewart autographed photo.