Card: Sage 2014
Acquired: 2015, Box Breaker
Jet Jones played at San Jose St. from 2010 to 2013, A four year starter for the Spartans, he saw his receiving yards and touchdowns increase every year. His best year came in 2013 when Jet caught 79 passes for 1356 yards and 15 TDs as QB David Fales favorite target. His final college numbers included 248 receptions for 3087 yards and 29 touchdowns.
Jet was signed by the Browns after the 2013 draft. While he posted an eye popping 4.34 40, his size (5’8″, 185) really worked against him, and Jones had no special teams experience. After being waived, he’d sign with the Colts in 2014 and be on and off the practice squad throughout different points of the season. At the end of the year, he was signed by Tampa Bay and promoted to the active roster in 2015.
Jet joined the Montreal Alouettes in 2015 and spent the year on their practice squad, but was released before the 2016 regular season. In 2017, Jones had returned to his Alma Mater and is currently a defensive assistant at the school.
Card: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2015, Box Breaker
Shane Carden played for ECU and finished his 4 years at the school with 11,991 passing yards, 86 touchdowns and 30 interceptions. An opportunistic scrambler, Carden rushed for 10 TDs in his Junior year, and added MVP honors in 2013 with Conference USA, and 2014 with the American Athletic Conference. Adding to his resume, Carden broke multiple records for passing yards and TDs. Scouts did not like Shane’s mechanics, but loved his intangibles, ability to quickly read the field, and football IQ. He’d go unselected in the 2015 draft, but sign a free agent contract with the Chicago Bears but not make the squad.
Later he went overseas and played for the Stuttgart Scorpions of the German Football League. Shane then spent half the year in 2016 with the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes. In February of 2017, Shane found a home with the expansion Baltimore Brigade of the Arena Football League. He earned AFL Rookie of the Year Honors after passing for 3,189 yards, 63 TDs, 16 INT, and 275 completions on 431 attempts.
Cards: Sage 2000 (1/4,500), Upper Deck 2000 (1000/1000)
Acquired: In Person 2016, Jordan Shipley Camp
See Also: Kwame Cavil, Kwame Cavil (2)
Kwame loves signing cards when I see him. When I presented these two cards to him after camp, his first response was, “Ohhhh yeah!” Cavil has been rounding the football camp for kids circuit over the past few years. He’s very good with them, knows how to organize and lead, and it seems that all the kids respond well in kind and just love him. As of 2016 Cavil has moved from Manor High School up to Temple where he coaches football as well.
Coincidentally both of these cards are very important numbers in their ‘limited release’ with the Sage being #1 of 4,500, and the Upper Deck issue coming in at 1000 of 1000. It means very little value wise, but as far as their place in my universe, it’s the first time I’ve ever hit on either end like that.