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Johnson, Larry (2)

Donruss Rookies & Stars 2009, #50
Donruss Rookies & Stars 2009 Gold Stars Insert, #4

CARDS: Donruss Rookies & Stars 2009, Donruss Rookies & Stars 2009 Gold Stars
ACQUIRED: TTM 2020, C/o Home
SENT: 11/30 RECEIVED: 12/15 (15 DAYS)



Absolutely exquisite cards I wanted to get Larry to sign. Unfortunately the parallel gold version of the base card I originally sent was never returned. Still I was happy to get both of these set needs signed out of the Rookies & Stars set from 2009.

Coffee, Glen

Card: Donruss Rookies & Stars 2009 Dress for Success
Acquired: 2020, COMC

A beautiful card for a marginally over-designed set, I really appreciated the style during this period. I love how this design is set up with the smoke/paint on the right edge of the canvas. The patch is boxed in nicely by the main figure and the smoke, with the grid broken down into what feels like a 3 columns.

Glen Coffee played collegially for the University of Alabama from 2005 to 2008. 2008 was a monster year for him, when he rushed for 1,383 yards on 233 carries and 10 TDs. He declared at the end of his Junior season and entered the 2009 NFL Draft.

Glen was selected in the 3rd round of the draft by the San Fransisco 49ers. He’d back up durable Frank Gore at runningback his rookie year rushing for 226 yards on 83 carries, scoring a TD. In 2010, Glen abruptly retired- citing his heart wasn’t in the game.

He joined the military in 2013, and after concluding his service as a paratrooper, attempted a comeback with the Spring League in 2017.


Edwards, Braylon

Cards: Score 2009, Score 2009 Franchise, Donruss Rookies & Stars 2009 Gold Patch
Acquired: TTM 2020, C/o Home
Sent: 6/15 Received: 7/10 (25 days)

Braylon was a phenom at Michigan playing WR for the Wolverines from 2001 to 2004. He’d cross over the 1,000 yard barrier in 2002, 2003, and 2004. He’d post 97 receptions for 1,330 yards and 15 TDs in his Senior campaign as he won the Bilitnikoff award as the nation’s best receiver. With great speed and hands, Edwards was considered a top flight blue chip prospect

Braylon was drafted by the Cleveland Browns with the 3rd overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. After a rough rookie debut thanks to a brief holdout and a staph infection, Braylon took about half the season to break into the starting lineup. He posted 512 yards on 32 catches, 3 TDs, including an 80 yard bomb. In 2006, Braylon’s production began to ramp up with 884 yards and 6 TDs. His most impressive season came in 2007 when he rolled up 80 catches for 1,289 yards and 16 TDs earning a Pro Bowl nod. After a very difficult 2008 season in which Braylon saw his production drop to 873 yards on 55 receptions, he’d be traded 5 games into the 2009 season to the New York Jets. Braylon’s 2010 season saw him barely miss the 1,000 yard mark for the second time in his career with 53 catches for 904 yards and 7 TDs.

He then spent the next 3 years bouncing around the league, playing for the 49ers, Seahawks and Jets before retiring. Braylon was an exciting talent in the league, and that was evidenced in his statistics. In six of his 10 seasons, he had long catches of 65 or greater.

I had gotten the Donruss Rookies & Stars 2009 Gold patch and these Score cards of Braylon way back in 2012 or 2013 during Christmastime. I loved the Donruss card but was ultimately disappointed that I did not pull an autograph from the hobby box. I thought there was no chance I’d ever get it signed. So I was very surprised to see Braylon Edwards signing through the mail in 2020, but I was sorta slow footed getting these cards out the door. After a few nail biting weeks, he signed all three of these beautiful cards.