With the 16th overall pick in the 1st Round of the 2003 NFL Draft, the Pittsburg Steelers selected Troy Polamalu from the University of Southern California. He has 19 official rookie cards along with 30 rookie parallel cards. Let’s take a look!
With the 20th pick in the 1989 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos selected Safety, Steve Atwater out of the University of Arkansas. At the peak of the “Junk Wax Era,” he has only three official rookie cards with zero parallels.
Terry Bradshaw has lived most of his life in the spotlight. First as a quarterback for the Pittsburg Steelers then as a lively television commentator. His claim to fame was leading the Steelers of the 1970s to one of the greatest dynasties winning four Super Bowl Championships.
When speaking of modern-day Hall of Famers I believe the rookie cards of Deion Sanders are some of the most underrated in the hobby. I say that because I believe when we sit down and truly consider what Deion Sanders has accomplished, in both the NFL and the MLB, it’s truly quite phenomenal and highly […]
The football story of Barry Sanders starts in high school. However, the only thing to really tell you about Barry and his high school career is that he was a nobody. An average kid playing high school football is all. He wasn’t labeled a football prodigy or an elite prospect. In fact, he wasn’t even […]
In the game of football, the cornerback is a member of the defensive backfield also known as the secondary. Their primary job is to cover receivers and defend against offensive plays by creating turnovers or by deflecting the ball to break up the play. These are the skill sets that Ty Law excelled in.
Brian Urlacher was the type of football player that was expected to get a sack. He was expected to get the interception, the big hit and when it came to crunch time everyone expected him to make it happen. Why did they expect that? Because that’s what he consistently delivered.
Typically when I write about any player I do not like to focus on the drama that individuals allegedly have had in their lives. If you look at my “About This Blog” statement you will notice that I decided long ago that this website is to educate and inspire collectors to gain a greater respect […]
Ray Lewis, nicknamed “Sugar” played his entire 17 year career with the Baltimore Ravens. Some may say that he didn’t play for the them, instead they’ll claim that he is the Baltimore Ravens. But he’s not just the face of the franchise. Between 1996-2012 he was the Original Raven, the Team Captain, the General, the […]
Robert Brazile nicknamed, “Dr. Doom” played his entire 10 year career (1975-1984) with the Houston Oilers. His craft was the outside linebacker position but obviously he was no ordinary linebacker. Brazile set a new standard for the position and for his entire career he maintained a standard of excellence.
Jerry Kramer (not the guy from the show Seinfeld) nicknamed Zipper, was a 6′ 3″ 245lb Guard that played for the Green Bay Packers between 1958-1968. He was highly thought of by his coach Vince Lombardi who said, “Kramer is the best Guard in the league.” Such high accolades by such a prominent figure like […]
Morten “The Great Dane” Andersen, also known as “Mr. Automatic,” played in 25 NFL seasons. The first 13 years with the New Orleans Saints and an eight year stint with the Atlanta Falcons made up the majority of those years. He is only the second Kicker enshrined into the NFL Hall of Fame, second only […]
The story of Kurt Eugene Warner is considered one of the greatest stories in NFL history. He is considered by many as the best un-drafted NFL player of all-time. After high school he attended the University of Northern Iowa and earned a degree in communications which serves him well today as a television football analyst.