Sunday, July 25, 2010

Keith Kartz

  • Sent: 7/14/10
  • Received: 7/24/10
  • Time: 10 days
  • Autographed Items Received: 1992 Pacific, 1992 Upper Deck, 1992 Topps

Keith Kartz played center for 7 seasons in the John Elway era of Denver Broncos football. He was always solid and managed to protect Elway quite a bit. He came into the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 1987 out of the University of California. Kartz has quite a remarkable story in that he was diagnosed with stomach cancer when he was only 18 years old, but managed to beat it and go on to enjoy an NFL career. After his playing career ended, he did spend a year as an assistant coach with Arena football's Denver Crush. Nowadays, he's a real estate broker in Denver.

I've always wondered what the deal is with him and twirling footballs on his fingertips. Kinda weird that multiple different trading card companies featured that same exact pose on his cards those years. Must have been his talent!

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