I HAVE ATTACHED A LARGE LIBRARY OF ART MONK WIRE PHOTOS FOR EVERONE TO ENJOY ON THIS THREAD. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING A PRINT MADE OF ANY OF THE PHOTOS AS I AM HAPPY TO SHARE ANY OF THE PHOTOS IN MY LIBRARY!! I HOPE THAT EVERYONE ENJOYS THIS ONE_STOP ART MONK REFERENCE THREAD!!!!
I am nearing completion of putting together my collection of Art Monk items to eventually display in my game room and I thought that I would just share some photos of it with all of the collectors on Extremeskins. As a collector, I always enjoy seeing what others have worked on and put together that is important to them, so I thought that I would do likewise.
About a year ago, I realized that I had a lot of Redskins items of different players, but it all just seemed random and not something that was what I considered a "Collection". I had a lot of jerseys and footballs, but it wasn't something that could be viewed at and appreciated if I were to display the items. It was at this time that I decided to sell a lot of my collection, piece by piece and use the proceeds to put together a collection of Art Monk items.
I chose Art Monk as he was my favorite player for the Redskins when I was growing up. I had a couple of years in the mid 80's where George Rogers was tied for the lead, but after 1987 (and Timmy Smith's SB XXII performance) Rogers was no longer on the team, and so all of my focus went back on Monk. The very first game that my father took me to at RFK was in 1986 and guess who scored the first TD that I ever got to see? Art Monk. Since I had such a sentimental attachment to him as a player, I figured that it was the natural choice to collect Art Monk items.
All of the jerseys and uniform items that I have gathered are not game used, but I tried to make them as accurate as possible. The only game used item that I have are the cleats that he wore when he scored the last TD of his career. These were sold in an auction back in 1997 and I was lucky enough to buy them from the winner of that auction. Aparently Mr. Monk was somewhat superstitious and he wore this pair of cleats with the Jets that he had worn with the Redskins. I did some research and I was able to photo match the cleats to Mr. Monk's last TD catch while he was still with the Redskins in November of 1993. Other than those cleats, everything else that I have put together is not game used. I will start off with a picture of the cleats and a couple of pictures of Art Monk wearing the cleats and then get into uniforms and jerseys. I will then just go into footballs and knicknacks. This may take me a couple of posts, so please keep checking back to see what all has been added. Thanks for your interest. I would love to see the collections that others have out there of Redskins items so please feel free to share them with me! I AM STILL LOOKING FOR MORE ART MONK ITEMS, SO PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY THAT YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO SHARE.