1. Notre Dame dominated USC, moving up to #9 in the AP Poll and showing that they should at least be considered as an outside shot to make the playoff, while gaining Josh Adams some much deserved national recognition.
2. Army scored with 1 second left to tie Temple, then put them away when Temple missed a field goal in overtime, giving Army a 31-28 win. The Black Knights are now 6-2 on the season, heading to a bowl for the second consecutive year, and look poised to (hopefully) take down Navy in December again.
Maybe that second thing is what makes today's post a little odd. I am a big Army fan (I'm going to have a whole write-up on the Army-Navy game in a couple of months that explains more) but I recently picked up two cards on eBay that go against that logic.
I loved watching Keenan Reynolds play at Navy. The quarterback was extremely successful and very talented, and was eventually signed by Baltimore, despite his service commitment. While verifying some teams on TCDB a couple of weeks ago, I became aware that he had some cards out there, thanks to Panini. Of course, there are countless variations and whatnot, but I started checking eBay for a cheap autograph to add to my collection. Ultimately, I wound up winning two. I received the second one first:
This one is for me, and I was pleased to pick it up for just under $6.00 with shipping. I neglected to scan the back of it, as that's pretty standard. Like I said, this was the second card I bid on. The first one was...
...this one, from 2016 Panini Select. I picked this one up for $6.00 exactly as well (shipping included). I entered my bid on this card before it dawned on me that this was probably an extremely thick card (and it is, as patch cards tend to be). Thus, it would fit in my autograph binder, but not well. So I then found the Reynolds that I showed first, and entered a bid on that. I figured that I would strive hard to win the Elite card, and not worry about this Select. As it was, I snagged them both, and will be giving the Panini Select card to my dad, a Navy veteran, Navy fan, and memorabilia card collector, while I keep the other one for myself.
All in all, a solid couple pickups from eBay. I'm toying with the idea of perhaps starting a Keenan Reynolds PC, but I think I have enough projects going on right now! I hope everyone has a wonderful Monday, and as always, thanks for reading!