I was going through the piles of stuff that cover what I used to call a desk, and realized I had missed sharing one of my favorite new additions. During one of my recent flea market hunts, I came across a vendor who had a ton of signed photos and cards. She had owned a memorabilia store in a mall years back, but at this point was just slowly trying to clear out inventory. I picked up a few cards that have disappeared into one of my many boxes. But the real finds were the signed photos.I'm typically not a big fan of signed photos. Cards are easier to store and I can slide them into my binder pages for easy access. And while I could eventually see myself getting some of my nicer photos framed, the likes of Paul Maholm or Brad Eldred aren't really wall-worthy. Still...nostalgia!
At 3 for $10, I ended up bringing home six signed photos. Most were backup Steelers from the mid 00's. But there were a few gems. The top photo is former Steelers wideout Yancey Thigpen. Thigpen had a couple of excellent seasons for the Steelers, but his career quickly fizzled out after leaving Pittsburgh.
And finally, one that might actually find its way to a wall. I have a nice pile of Jumpin Jack Flash photos, but I really like the look of this one. And you can never go wrong with an autograph of your favorite player.