As a reminder, Tim over at Cardpocalypse put together this 7 Day Trading Card Challenge and here is the whole list:
I am have a solid number of sets in my football card collection. I have decided to go after a lifetime Topps football card collection from my birth year of 1971 up through 2015 when Topps stopped producing football cards. I am waiting for my last group of 1977 cards from COMC to finish off that set and that will leave me only lacking 1993 and 1994 for a run from 1977-2015. I am also about 10 cards short of the 1971 set and under 20 cards from completing Series 1 & 2 of the 1972 set. I haven't looked hard but it seems Series 3 in football is even worse than the high series of 72 Topps baseball. The lowest priced complete set is about $3.5K on eBay and you can get the lower 2 series for under $400 so that high series will be a beast to collection.
I have shared my 49er collection where I am looking to pick up all the Topps, Bowman, Fleer and Philadelphia base and insert cards. I also collect a few non-USC players in Dwight Clark, Roger Craig and Fred Dean and a small collection of Kenny Stabler. I share all this to illustrate that I have a lot of football cards to pick from to find my favorite.
I think my pick for this could differ depending on the day but when I was giving thought to which card to pick my mind went immediately to my Ronnie Lott collection. Ronnie was a Trojan and a 49er and I had a chance to meet him in the mid-80s at the height of his Niner career during training camp in Rocklin, CA. I had a few cards in mind but when I was flipping through my Lott binders I decided on this card: