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Old 09-14-2017, 12:12 PM
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While your AFL auto sets are completely awesome, I'm still in awe that you figured out how to write a Master's Thesis on football, Todd! That is incredible. I wish I was that smart ... my thesis was on a bunch of technical gobblygook and would have rather written about Thorpe or something LOL.

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Haha. Next time we're together, remind me to tell you about how I got into grad school in the first place. I was actually recruited in to write about baseball. Then when that didn't work out, I got the Chargers gig.

It has been an interesting way to make a living. Sometimes flush, other times not. But it has put me in some interesting situations, and given me the opportunity to do some neat things, and certainly expand my collection in ways that are not available to most people.

At the same time, I think that being so close to a lot of it has been a major contributing factor in my total disdain for contemporary professional sports. My love for professional athletes is all memory and research-based. I don't really watch any live sports beyond my kids and their friends playing lacrosse, or football, basketball, etc., for their youth leagues or high schools. Though I do get a great deal of joy out of that.
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:47 PM
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That's the truth! Interning for the Chargers! Had I known about it then, I could have lived vicariously through him! Not to mention all the pics and autographs I would have begged him to get for me. Although my Chargers collection isn't as large as my fandom has been over the years, they were a driving force in my love of football.

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P.S. Thanks Todd!

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Old 09-14-2017, 05:33 PM
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You mean like this, Robert?



P.S. Thanks Todd!

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Ha! Rub it in...LOL! I actually have that SI, it is just unsigned Great piece. Maybe Todd has a few excess Chargers items from that period he might part with?? Over the years, I have considered collecting everything Chargers, but somehow I just never did it. I have the dual connection to Bambi in that he was a Razorback and a Charger, my two teams. This really tempts me....

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Old 09-14-2017, 06:26 PM
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Haha. I recognize that SI, Jeff.

I've still got some nice Chargers stuff. Certainly not as much as I used to have, unless you count signed cards.
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Haha. I recognize that SI, Jeff.

I've still got some nice Chargers stuff. Certainly not as much as I used to have, unless you count signed cards.
Those are some nice items, Todd. I especially like...all of it. I noticed the Alworth signed cards with the special inscriptions. My favorite is the card signed "My Chargers are in San Diego, not LA." That is absolutely legendary! Really all those '64 team cards are extraordinary. Should you ever look to part with those Chargers items, I think I might know someone who is interested. You are making me think I should act on my impulses about collecting AFL era Chargers items. I have fought the urge for a long time, but I am weakening.

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Old 09-14-2017, 08:10 PM
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Thanks, Robert. I've been having some fun with special inscriptions lately. I've got a nice handful of them, several of which refer to the Chargers-LA situation. I've got a similar one from Tom Flores about the Raiders moving to Las Vegas.
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Thanks, Robert. I've been having some fun with special inscriptions lately. I've got a nice handful of them, several of which refer to the Chargers-LA situation. I've got a similar one from Tom Flores about the Raiders moving to Las Vegas.
Cool stuff. Count yourself lucky, geographically speaking. It is difficult to get that kind of access for such creative inscriptions from Arkansas. There are some nice Lowe, Lincoln, Alworth, Mix, etc. items on ebay I have considered.
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I grew up in Buffalo, New York. No major league baseball so we had a new team come in 1960 called the AFL Buffalo Bills. As a kid I couldn't get enough of football. 1970 the merger and the rest is history. I've built raw and graded sets from 1960-70 and still enjoy collecting although not too much of the shiny stuff. A little from 1989 Score and actually purchased a few Nathan Peterman rookies. (just incase)
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