Sunday, September 23, 2012

Caption This Card #2 - 2001 Fleer Focus Jeff Garcia

Ahhhh! This nuclear goop has made me invincible.
I can throw the ball through the earth and
it will wind up in Jerry Rice's hands for the TD.

It's time for another edition of Quote This Card.

This time we'll take a look at the 2001 Fleer Focus card of quarterback Jeff Garcia. Focus was a pretty good set and I really enjoyed a large majority of  Fleer products from 2001 to about 2005.

Focus contained 50 rookie cards #'d to 1850. So it's kind of like 2012 Topps Platinum. The rookie checklist includes LaDainian Tomlinson, Drew Brees & Reggie Wayne. It had some solid inserts and autographs and it's only about $80-100 these days.

When I look at trading cards, the first thing I usually notice is the design. It's because I am a graphic artist. When 2001 Fleer Focus came out, I thought it had a pretty cool design except for one element, glowing players.

What is that all about? Are we supposed to believe that they were dipped in nuclear toxins like Chevy Chase in movie Modern Problems?

As if the hi-pro-glow wasn't bad enough, this photo of Garcia is ridiculous. It looks like he's trying to motion that he's #1 while his throwing arm is cocked to throw the ball not down the field, but directly into the turf. If that pass went 5 yards, I'd be shocked. If the result was a spike, I'd believe it. Garcia had a decent gun, but there had to be better photo to use than this one. Well just about any other photo would be better than this one.

What do you think? Am I too critical? I think not.

Have a quote for this card? Leave a comment below. I'll pick one that I like and send them a prize for their time.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like he is about to be beamed up to the Enterprise with that shimmering glow so the quote would have to be "Beam me up Scotty" ;)