Thursday, August 7, 2008

Should I stay or should I go?

The Brett Favre soap opera needs to start advertising for the season finale because all the good stuff is coming to end: in New York.

The Packers have announced they traded Favre to the Jets for a conditional fourth round pick that could become as high as a first round pick if the Jets make the Super Bowl through Favre's play.

The trade may have gotten newly retired New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan thinking about his own decision. With Favre now in New York, Strahan may have a chance to tackle his buddy more than he used to. However, after checking this year's Giants schedule, he wouldn't want to come back simply to try to sack Favre again in a preseason game.

Ultra was always known as Stadium Club's photography rival, and the photographer who captured the image for Strahan's 2002 Ultra card almost captured a second perfect piece of history. The image comes from the final game of the 2001 season when Strhan sacked Favre to break the single season sack record held by Mark Gastineau. After the sack, both Favre and Strahan were questioned about whether they have planned the play. Both player's denied the allegations. However, the grand smile on Strahan's face does suggest otherwise.

The second piece of history this card could have captured no longer can come true. Had Favre stayed retired, the two would likely be inducted into the Hall of Fame the same year, further making this one of the most unique base cards of all-time. Collectors will just have to settle for a card with two future Hall of Famers for now or hope that Strahan somehow isn't elected in his first year of eligibility.

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