Starr remains a throwback hero

The very first column I wrote (it was the October 1993 issue) focused on my prized possession: a tattered and wrinkled 1968 Topps Bart Starr card.
Less than two weeks after the publication of that column, I received a surprise in the mail that turned out to be a new prized possession: a personal letter from Starr himself. Read More

A Star Is Born: Tony Romo among the hobby elite

The National Football League has been known for its unpredictability ever since Broadway Joe made long shots fashionable back in Super Bowl III. Since that time, a number of teams have shocked fans with memorable upsets for the ages. But while Namath’s heroics helped put the Davids of the world in the forefront and forced the Goliaths into the the background, the list of individual players who have continued that upset-minded tradition is a short one. Read More

Brett Favre Breaking Out In The Big Apple

The NFL season has just begun, but Brett Favre is already a hit on Broadway.

On the day he was dealt to the Jets, NFLShop.com reportedly sold 6,500 Favre jerseys, smashing its previous single-day record for one player (900 Tony Romo jerseys were sold on Nov. 11, 2007). Read More