Albert Pujols- The Cardinals lost 3-2 on Tuesday and had 12 hits despite only scoring two runs. Albert had four of those hits.
Ryan Theriot- The St. Louis second baseman accounted for four hits himself. Pujols and Theriot have 13 of the team’s 32 hits this series despite Theriot only playing in Games 2 and 3. The utility man has a .667 average heading into Game 4 on Wednesday.
Jimmy Rollins- Rollins hasn’t done all that well in the postseason historically (.250 career average if you include this series) but is off to a great start against the Cards staff hitting .583 with five Runs scored and two stolen bases in only three games. Assuming the Phillies roll on to the next round you can expect his 1998 Bowman Chrome RC and parallels to pick up steam
Paul Goldschmidt-If I have to choose someone I guess it’s him. 5 RBI in Game 3 to avoid elimination makes him their savior for now. He has a .375 average on the series. Goldschmidt’s prices have been volatile this season as they were sky high before his call up and then experienced the usual lull after he performed at a level less than that of a Hall of Famer. Prospectors are fickle and not all that interested in holding on to players past callup making it so almost every time a guy hits the big leagues his cards crash. Well thanks to his Grand Slam in Game 3 his 2011 Chrome Autos are going bonkers yet again.
Ryan Braun- Who else? What a stud this guy is. He continues to get the job done batting .545 this postseason and leading his team to a near sweep of Arizona.
Prince Fielder- Who else to go with Braun? These two are the centerpieces of the Brewers franchise and are showing everyone why this October. We’ll see if they can close out Arizona and carry their momentum to most likely Philadelphia. Neither Braun or Fielder’s cardboard is seeing much of a hike due to the Arizona series but it still would be wise to pick up a couple just in case they make the World Series. The 2002 Prospect Premieres Auto of Fielder and 2005 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Auto of Braun are of course the way to go if you’re looking to grab their key RC’s. Don’t pay more than $100 for the Fielder or $150 for the Braun and you should do alright.
Matt Moore- The rookie made a heck of a postseason debut dominating the Rangers in Game 1. Sadly for Rays fans that was the only bright spot of the already finished series. His base 2009 Bowman Chrome RC’s are selling for over $5 apiece following his debut and subsequent stellar performance out of the pen in Game 4.
Adrian Beltre- He was having an awful series until Game 4 when he blasted three HR’s in his first three AB’s and made this October even worse for beleaguered Red Sox fans. Now that the Rangers have advanced it would be a good time to pick up his 1997 Bowman Chrome RC or Refractor RC’s. Refractors can be had for about $10 when they pop up which isn’t all that often.
Curtis Granderson- Granderson is finally getting the recognition he deserves. I’m a big fan of his despite my distaste for the Yankees. Whether it’s making fantastic catches or doing the dirty work on offense you want him on your team. Grab anything you can of him but my favorite is the 2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks RC and it’s parallels.
Granderson’s former team isn’t going away easily and can knock of the titans of the sport with just one more victory on Thursday night. There isn’t much of hero for Detroit at this point other than Delmon Young who hit the game winning HR in Game 3 but is still hitting a paltry .267 in the series. Ace Justin Verlander piled up the K’s in his victory but gave up four runs and would have lost had it not been for Young’s long ball. Stay tuned for the Tiger’s playoff performer and know that basically any core player like Verlander, Scherzer, Young, Martinez, Magglio or Miguel Cabrera would be good to have a stash of should they knock off the Yanks.
Imagine this if it isn’t already your reality. You’re a player collector, or worse in this case a team collector, and 2011 Topps Finest releases nearly simultaneously with 2011 Topps Platinum giving you the usual new excitement of a new set to chase every card your favorite player or team has in the latest packs of cardboard crack. So lets say you’re collecting a rookie as most player collector’s are at this point. Depending on the rookie you are chasing you could have up to 30 different cards to find in 2011 Topps Finest football which doesn’t include printing plates. Eliminate 1/1 Superfractors and your chase is slimmed to 23 but let’s be honest there aren’t many player collectors who would willingly cede Superfractors from their chase. Topps Platinum will give you another 21 or 18 if you leave 1/1′s out of the equation.
Two Topps Products and your search has boomed from whatever it was to 51 or possibly only 41. That is pure insanity for a player collector, not to mention redudnant. With so many parallels and then just as many parallels of the same card but with an autograph or an autographed patch Finest goes over the top.
Jerrel Jernigan is one of the rookies with the fewest parallels in this set. MADNESS!
Collectors everywhere aren’t begging for this many parallels or the added “value” which actually just heavily dilutes the market for a player. The value is so sporadic it’s tough to tell whether or not it really adds anything at all. The people who sell immediately after release to the people who have to have their player immediately are doing well with this added value but wait a month or two and see how the resell value on your precious green refractor numbered to 599 is. It’s a mess than can easily be cleaned up but the increase in parallels is purely a mask to increase production. We all love low numbering but it loses it’s luster quite easily when it has three or four counterparts that are nearly as “rare” Please stop. Collectors have been crying about too many parallels for quite some time. Certain sets have always been known as “parallel friendly” sets and Finest is one of them but this has gotten out of hand especially when you consider the new Topps products like Prime, Platinum and soon to be Chrome that have plenty of parallels already. They’ve infused the flagship base product with quite a few as well. Rare parallels are cool and should remain but ditch the seven layer bean dip style strategy and stick to a few solid traditions such as a base refractor (#’d would be awesome!), a black, a gold, a red and a superfractor. That’s a rainbow collector’s would love. We’re begging you.
Yes. For reals-ies, he is for real.
In case you don’t know his story let’s review. At 6’3, 220 lbs. he is big enough to be a big deal in the big leagues. He slipped to the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft after missing his senior year at Minnesota with a foot injury. He holds the Minnesota record for receptions in a season. He was ranked as a Top 10 WR in the 2010 draft by most analysts who knew what they were talking about but was the second WR chosen by his own team behind Demaryius Thomas. The draft was deep at the wideout position and could easily be the year of the Wide Receiver when draft classes are reexamined in a few years. Back to Decker though. He has a big body and great hands. His work ethic is amazing and it has had to be to get where he is after battling injuries in his college career. He doesn’t have breakaway speed but he has enough to matter. He is very comparable to Jordy Nelson in both style of play and background. Neither one of them were even supposed to be D1 standouts let alone NFL starters. The biggest difference between the two is that Decker is much more imposing in size and that makes all the difference when you’re crossing the middle of the field or trying to grab a TD in traffic. His agility has been questioned but check out this TD grab in sunday’s game against Green Bay.
Following this performance a lot of cheaper BIN’s were hit on ebay, and rightly so. His 2010 Contenders sits at about $10 and we’ll see if it makes more of a move at auction this week. 2010 Elite and Various Topps Autos are in the same range. Before the season most of these could be had for $.99 plus shipping.
Given the fan base in Denver and their usually strong support of cards of their young stars you can feel good about a $10 drop on Decker. I can easily see these at $20 with potential for $30 if you get his good ones such as Contenders, Topps Chrome Autos and Exquisite or SPA. I would shy away from any UD products from 2010 or any product with him in a non-broncos uniform. If these get to $20 do not hesitate to sell. He isn’t a long term investment option. He will be a solid player but so is his player Brandon Lloyd and you see what kind of value he has.
Mario Manningham was benched mid-game in favor of third year wideout Victor Cruz this sunday. Cruz had a big game in Week 3 against Philly with a sensational breakout play spinning out of tackles on his way to a long TD. This sunday he started in the slot and was moved up to the second wide reciever after Manningham missed a couple routes. Cruz ended with six receptions and 98 yards and his 2010 Contenders RC Auto rose instantly to $15. You have to love New York. Darren McFadden’s Contender’s RC Autos are selling at about the same level. It isn’t an entirely fair comparison for either player as McFadden is a superstar and Cruz could easily wind up a flash in the pan. After all Cruz is second WR at best in New York with a budding superstar in Hakeem Nicks holding him in that spot. Without digressing too far from the point you now understand that the young gun Cruz who barely made the team in 2010 after being undrafted is now the #2 guy in New York. The point of this post however is how he almost threw his new standing as #2 out the window in the same game he gained it. Check out this video:
That was Victor Cruz dropping to the ground and leaving the ball there even though he wasn’t touched. What did this do his value? Absolutely nothing. In fact, it may have boosted it even more making him even more well known among fans nationally. As I know most of you come here for card advice let me end with this: SELL!
Don’t sell because he got lucky and didn’t lose that fumble. Sell because those price levels can NOT be sustained. After all you could get this for less than the two Cruz’s will net you most likely. If you want to invest in a Giant, make it Hakeem Nicks.
Fred Jackson- Denying CJ Spiller his chance to shine Freddy is once again carrying the load in Buffalo. So far so good at 2-0 and leading the NFL in rushing with 229 yards. He doesn’t have the most exciting run style and his rookie cards are much the same. 2008 Rookie Cards in Score, Absolute and Score Select are all there is of Mr. Jackson. Absolute is the highest end and probably the most sought after but even that one will only cost you $5-10. There are retail versions of the absolute to look out for as well. Sadly neither version is numbered. They are definitely cheap for the league’s leading rusher but it is only week 2 and you would be crazy to think he will keep it up. HOLD or SELL
Darren McFadden- A stellar week 2 on the back of his great week 1 McFadden is second behind Jackson with 222 yards. McFadden does have eight receptions for another 78 yards to go with his rushing output. He has fumbled once unlike Jackson so right now Jackson has the edge but in the hobby McFadden is a much better option. Raiders fan’s love their players and as long as Darren can stay healthy you can expect his values to climb. His 2008 Topps and Bowman Chrome’s continue to be a great option in bulk at usually $1 per for the base and $2-3 for refractors. BUY
Ben Tate- We’re not sure what to do about this guy. He’s off to a great start despite being banged up but the true holder of the Texan’s #1 spot is Arian Foster and that will probably keep his values from shooting too high. There are a few ways to take the Tate analysis. Maybe the Texans are a running back machine of late. Slaton looked good at the end of 2008, Foster was fantastic in 2010, 2009 was a throwaway but 2011 may be Tate’s year. How high can his cards climb? That all depends on how much Texans fans love him because if he does too well there is a chance the Texans RB’s could go the way of early 2000′s Bronco’s tailbacks who all had their moment in the sun but their cards crashed hard and fast. Olandis Gary anyone? If you do decide to go deep with Tate be sure to sell FAST. With 2010 Contenders RC Autos still under $20 and Topps Chrome Autos under $15 it may be worth a shot to grab a few. BUY or HOLD
Beanie Wells- Off to a good start if you’re Beanie Wells. He is top 10 in rushing but let’s face it the rushing attacks are pretty weak thus far in 2011. He did average over 6.5 per carry this past weekend which is good no matter who you are. He is still a high upside investment as the Cardinals could easily be in the playoffs in a weak NFC West. If Wells can stay healthy, no easy task for him, and continue to perform the sky is the limit for the 23 year old. You read that right…23 years old. It seems like we have waited for him to perform long enough that he is 30 but he still has a lot of years in him if he can get established as a feature back in Arizona. The typical autographed RC’s you want (SPX, Topps Chrome, Contenders) are all easily findable under $15 at this point. Nab a couple for your stash. BUY
Daniel Thomas- Looked good. Real good. We recommend his Finest Patch Autos /310 for under $15 even though that set is an absolute disaster about figuring out which one collector’s will consider the actual RC. It’s still the best option though as Inception is almost as messy and more costly. BUY or HOLD
Tony Romo- Just when it was seeming like it was time to ditch your Romo’s after a horrific choke job only he seems capable of in Week 1 versus the Jets he does something special. Hindered by injuries and bad performance the last few years Romo had his rib broken in the first half of Sunday’s game at San Francisco. Jon Kitna came in and things didn’t look good for Romo as it appeared 2011 was already headed for another disappointment being down to San Fran and on their way to an 0-2 start with an injured star QB. Kitna tossed a pick to make matters worse. Then he bounced back with a nice TD drive. The next posession was another Kitna pick though and Romo came running out of the locker room demanding a helmet just in time for the subsequent Dallas possession. The Cowboys are quickly pushed to a 3rd and long after a holding penalty and a busted run. Third down brings a bad snap that Romo wrangles inside his own five yard line and dumps off for a small gain ending the drive in a punt. Romo’s next series began with a big sack. From that point on Romo and the Cowboys were solid gold. Three long drives and about 200 passing yards later (this was the 4th quarter and OT alone) the Cowboys had a comeback overtime win led by their hardworking midwestern boy who gritted out a broken rib to lead his team. I’m going to vomit if I keep writing about this. I hate the cowboys. The fact still remains though that this is the stuff legends are made of. The prices of his cards may seem silly to most like $200 for his 2003 Contenders RC Auto and $20 for a Bowman Chrome RC but you have to remember that those same cards have been at $350 and $40. Room for growth. Pick your poison. BUY-HOLD
Tom Brady-If you have the money to invest in his RC’s you should do so. You would probably be best served to wait a couple more weeks to see if they settle down a bit and never under any circumstance pay over $100 for a raw Bowman Chrome RC. You could get them for under $70 in the offseason and come Summer 2012 it will be about the same no matter what he does this season. BUY-HOLD
Cam Newton- If he keeps up his torrid pace and cuts the picks down his cards may actually grow in value. I wouldn’t dare invest in him at current prices but if you are the high risk low reward type then jump right in, the water is very warm. Everyone else… SELL
Ryan Fitzpatrick- This is an intriguing guy to pick up. His team is off to a hot start and it’s almost entirely because of his arm. He plays in a town that has been a hobby wasteland for quite some time and that probably won’t change any time soon. Their two best players in franchise history have autographs and memorabilia cards routinely priced under $20. This would have to be a SELL recommendation. Check out this stash being sold off.
Philip Rivers- The Chargers are always high on everyone’s list to make a deep playoff run. Will it happen this year? If you think it will then you should also buy Philip Rivers RC’s. Particularly the ones that will have good value moving forward even if they pull their annual choke job. 2004 Topps Chrome for the low end and SPA for high end as usual. In the offseason you could get Chrome base for $5 and refractors for $15-20 so keep that in mind when making your purchases. HOLD
Matt Stafford- KC made him look good. We hoped that would help keep his values in check to give you one more week to buy his cardboard before it really took off. We bought countless Topps Chrome Refractors for $5-7 this offseason. They are selling for $15-20 now so it may be late on them. For those interested in ponying up a bit more cash…well you’re out of luck too. You can’t safely invest $200+ in an SPA. More times than not you will lose. HOLD-SELL
Matt Cassel- If you hadn’t already done it last season like you should have. Sell while you still can. These could easily be dollar bin buys soon. He’s never been very good and he won’t be in the future. SELL
Josh Freeman- It says something about the faith of most collector’s in Freeman that there are a ton of his SPA Patches listed with high starting prices after his slow start. Pessimism is abound. He will right the ship. HOLD
Donovan McNabb- Wow. You are owed an apology. We gave him an A investment rating and had high hopes for him in Minnesota. Thus far it doesn’t look good. Don’t give up yet though. His prices are low and were low for someone with his accomplishments even before the trade. Stay strong or if you aren’t optimistic go ahead and sell but right now you might as well hold. HOLD
Here are the autographs added to the checklist:
Javier Baez, Cubs
Matt Barnes, Red Sox
Trevor Bauer, Diamondbacks
Jed Bradley, Brewers
CJ Cron, Angels
Jose Fernandez, Marlins
Tyler Goeddel, Rays
Sonny Gray, A’s
Jake Hager, Rays
James Harris, Rays
Francisco Lindor, Indians
Brandon Martin, Rays
Kevin Matthews, Rangers
Brandon Nimmo, Mets
George Springer, Astros
Corey Spangenberg, Padres
Trevor Story, Rockies
Dan Vogelbach, Cubs
Keenyn Walker, White Sox
Kolten Wong, Cardinals
Joe Panik, Giants
Several of these guys like Lindor, Gray, Springer, Spangenberg, Bradley, Panik and Wong have had autographed cards before. Most of them were in previous Bowman products as well. Of course most were shown in Team USA jerseys meaning these will be the ones most coveted by collectors. Bauer is definitely a welcome addition!
There will be plenty of guys left off of this list as there are far to many WR’s in the league to give a comprehensive list so instead we’ll focus on the guys you should buy into and those who you should avoid like that annoying girl in high school that asked you out no less than twenty times senior year.
**IMPORTANT NOTE- Investing in Wide Receivers is almost always riskier than any other position you could choose, do your own research to be sure you want to buy into a guy.**
Larry Fitzgerald- It’s hard to say his rookie cards don’t get their due respect but given his numbers and age they should be getting even more support. 2004 Topps Chrome Refractors routinely sell under $10 for the only current player with a legitimate shot at cracking the top 3 major recieving stats for his career. Jerry Rice may never be caught but 8200 yards and 65 TD’s at the soon to be age of 28 Fitz is the only one with a real chance at catching Rice’s 197 TD’s and almost 23,000 yards. Rice played until he was 42 and Fitz’s body type, work ethic, and all around health say that he could do the same. INVESTMENT GRADE: A
Calvin Johnson- There isn’t much to say about “Megatron” that you haven’t already heard. He is the epitome of a stud at the WR position. Talent-wise nobody in the league touches the class he and Larry Fitzgerald are in. His National Treasures Auto Patches run about $125 which is about $50-100 lower than they should be given their rarity and fantastic design. His 2007 Contenders autographs will cost you about $70 and don’t have a ton of room for growth when you compare them to other stud WR’s rookie cards because they aren’t all that rare and their are plenty of other rookie card options available in 2007 if the Contenders gets too high priced. You can’t really go wrong buying Megatron, just don’t expect it to be a huge upside investment. INVESTMENT GRADE: B+
Percy Harvin-Sidney Rice is gone, Donovan McNabb is in. Donovan loves his speedy little slot WR’s and his TE’s. Expect Harvin’s production to spike if he can stay on the field. This year will be a big one in determining whether Minnesota makes him the centerpiece of the passing game going forward. He needs to stay healthy and find a quick fix for those darn migraines when they hit him. Harvin is still only 23 years old and definitely has the highlight reel potential you look for when considering the potential for rookie cards to appreciate in value. We like him a lot this season and his NT can be found for under $50 while his Exquisite is more around $75. Our biggest recommendation would be to buy NT or Topps Chrome which you can find for about $25. INVESTMENT GRADE: B+
Greg Jennings- We’re not sure what’s keeping Jenning’s Rookie cards down. Is it that Aaron Rodgers is making everyone look good so Jennings value is being underappreciated? Perhaps, but Jennings is probably there for the longhaul and he and Rodgers will inevitably become a Manning/Harrison or Montana/Rice like combo should they both stay healthy. His Exquisite RC Autos #’d to 150 are his unquestioned best and most valuable rookie and sell around $60. Given the Green Bay fan base you can expect that to fluctuate to $100 if he has another dynamite season and possibly more if the Pack get another Super Bowl ring. The only thing hurting his value worth noting is that he had a lot of autographs collector’s can get for under $30 that are in much higher supply like Topps Chrome, SPX and Bowman Chrome. He is also as old as Larry Fitzgerald already. INVESTMENT GRADE: B
Vernon Davis- The San Fran QB situation is just as bad as it’s ever been with Davis at TE so it’s not like that will hurt his potential output in comparison to any other year. He is still a freak athlete as usual and given the opportunity will end up on highlight reels quite a few times this season. His value has gradually been dragged down each year of his career thanks to SF’s pisspoor team. With Exquisite Auto Patches under $40 and SPA Auto Patches under $25-30 it seems like a decent time to invest if you believe in his potential. We do. INVESTMENT GRADE: B
Dezmon Briscoe- While none of his rookie cards picture him in a Buccaneers uniform which is sad for a second year player there are plenty of neutral UD products showing him in his Kansas Jayhawk duds. Briscoe was ditched by the receiver heavy Cincinnati roster early last season and picked up by the Bucs where he ended the season with a 4 reception, 65 yard and one touchdown game at New Orleans. Thanks to Arrelious Benn’s injury problems Briscoe has unseated him as the starter opposite Mike Williams. The Bucs are a crowd favorite pick as sleeper in the NFC this year although they are hardly a sleeper after their 10 win season in 2010. Grab some of his KU RC Autographs but don’t spend over $5-6 on one as they don’t have much room for upside beyond $10 even if he does do well. He will probably remain second fiddle in the card market to teammate Mike Williams barring a true breakout season. There is a little room for growth though and of course a low entrance price to the Briscoe market. INVESTMENT GRADE: C+
Jeremy Maclin- Now that his major health concerns have been revealed to be a tough case of mononucleosis you can continue your regularly scheduled buying of Maclin. He’s essentially the same player as Desean Jackson but about 1/10th as much of a head case. With 2009 Exquisite and SPA Auto Patches always under $50 it’s not too much of a gamble and it could really pay off when Desean ultimately does something stupid to get suspended. Once again though this is the type of price range you really need to tread lightly with WR’s. INVESTMENT GRADE: C+
Earl Bennett- Another low risk, semi-high reward guy like Meachem, Bennett is in need of a breakout season. Everything looked good for him to finally come in healthy and be the #1 guy. Precisely the instant we were ready to dive deep into Bennett the Bears signed Roy Williams. Williams’ signing doesn’t necessarily kill Bennett’s value and in fact it could help his on field performance greatly with another threat for defenders to worry about. However we’re reading it as a lack of confidence in Bennett and backing off. With that being said there is still potential for his RC Autos to make a move. Grab a few lower end cards like Topps Chrome Autographs or if you can get an SP Authentic for less than $15-20 go ahead and take a chance. INVESTMENT GRADE: B- (Upgraded 8/29/11 from C+)
Dez Bryant- Nowhere to go but down usually on guys like this who have sky high prices and are still riding high from a stellar rookie season for a big market team. We don’t expect his value to sink much but it certainly won’t be gaining much if anything even if he does do all that well. With non-SP Contenders around $50 that puts him on a level above young stars like Jamaal Charles and Ray Rice which he clearly has not earned yet. Make no mistakes about our impression of Dez…he will be good but there won’t be much money to be made here especially when you consider the entrance price. INVESTMENT GRADE: C
Tony Moeaki- The Chiefs love him, fans love the Chiefs…however in this case Moeaki may have already topped out in value. You have to keep in mind fans are hoping for the next Tony Gonzalez and they almost certainly will not get him. His Contenders Autos are usually around $10 and his National Treasures are about the same. While that proportion is way off of what it should be that doesn’t mean you should buy one or the other. Neither will make much of a move upward if there is a move at all. The plus side of Moeaki is there isn’t much room to fall and he does have a legitimate chance to gain a few bucks value before completely deflating into the never-neverland of solid veteran TE RC’s. INVESTMENT GRADE: C
Stevie Johnson- Despite being in Buffalo his RC’s have done quite well since his breakout began in early 2010. Don’t expect them to do much better even if he puts up Pro Bowl numbers again. $20 for his 2008 Contenders and $50 for his National Treasures don’t give much room for growth on a guy stuck in Buffalo. These will move down before they move up any more. DON’T BUY. INVESTMENT GRADE: C-
Sidney Rice- Went to a good place for the hobby but the Card Geeks crew doesn’t have much faith in Rice’s abilities. The Seahawks did get T-Jack whom Rice has a repoire with so that should lessen the blow of being dealt to such a terrible offense. We basically see Rice as a more highly touted(in the NFL at least) version of a guy Seattle already has, Mike Williams. With his SPA around $30 and his outlook bleak don’t expect much movement upward. INVESTMENT GRADE: C-
Michael Crabtree- (BIAS NOTE…49ers fan writing this) While we wouldn’t touch his cardboard with a ten foot pole because of his nasty “I love me some me” style attitude, there is probably a few bucks to be made if he ever gets his act together and stops acting out against his starting quarterback whomever that may be. He may not be able to gain real value until he leaves San Francisco as he has really soured their fan base in a prima donna show dating back to his draft day in 2009. His SP Authentic Patch Autos still almost touch $100 which is absolutely asinine. Lucky for him he’ll still only be 25 when he leaves San Fran which should give him plenty of time to clean up his act elsewhere and still have a decent career. INVESTMENT GRADE: D+
Well these two geniuses who have since been suspended and made to pay fines are being smeared all over the net right now thanks to their dreadful decision making. QB Darron Thomas and CB Cliff Harris somehow were let off with a couple tickets despite their countless violations. They have since been reprimanded but not in the same manner I would be if I got pulled over smoking dope and going 118 MPH in a rental car on a suspended license. Oh to be a star NCAA athlete.
Football Notables for the Day:
-Nate Davis waived by Colts- Must haved herped so hard he derped.
- Daunte Culpepper probably won’t be a 49er since they only offered him a 3rd string gig.
-Today we will find out if Jeremy Maclin is dying or not. I’m not even joking.
-No name RB’s walking out: John Clay walked off the field in Pitt and left practice, James Davis did the same in Washington…seriously?
-Add Aaron Maybin to the long list of recent busts. Cut by Buffalo after being #11 pick in ’09
-Branden Albert will be moving to the right side once Jared Gaither gets back into shape. Apparently the Chiefs really love Gaither to move a stud like Albert over.
-Chris Ivory still hasn’t joined camp and probably won’t due to a sports hernia opening even more playing time for Mark Ingram.
-Cecil Shorts is lighting up Jaguars camp and may get the starting slot job by the season opener. Pretty good for a guy I had never heard of until people were pulling doubles of his autograph in 2011 Topps Rising Rookies.
- One of the players we gave the highest investment grade for the upcoming season. Snag it for less than $25 and make money later. It’s at $13 right now.
- Jumbo Jim Kelly Absolute Patch- Get it for less than $25.
- Sammy Sosa Jumbo Absolute Patch /75- These things are incredible and any time you can get one of a retired legend like Sosa you should do it.
- No super steals located as of yet. We’ll keep you posted here and on our Twitter account @cardgeeksblog