Card: Sage 2017 Premium Portrait
Acquired: 2017, Hobby Box Breaker
The understudy to Melvin Gordon, Corey Clement played for the Wisconsin Badgers from 2013 to 2016. In 2013, Corey posted a monster 8.2 yards per carry on 67 carries in 2013. In his final year playing for the Badgers in 2016, Corey had 1375 yards on 314 carries and 15 TDs. Over his time in Madison, Corey earned 2nd Team All-Big Ten in 2013 and First Team All-Big Ten in 2016. There were some durability questions from scouts, and that combined with a disastrous 2015 campaign, relegated Clement to the bottom half of the 2017 draft. He signed a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Sage Premium Portraits look alright, but the mirror effect feels a bit unnecessary. Am I looking at a reflection? Also, gold and silver are colors you should be cautious of. They are both eye catching from the normal spectrum of color, and can scene steal if used too much. In this case, everything is a shade of gold so it makes the canvas bland and boring.
Corey finished his rookie season with 321 yards rushing and 4 TDs. He also caught 15 passes for 178 yards and 2 TDs. A key component to the Eagles Super Bowl LII victory over the New England Patriots, Corey made 4 catches for 100 yards and a TD.
Card: Sage 2016 #120/250
Acquired: 2016, Hobby Box Break
The son of former Cowboys LB Robert Jones and nephew of former Saints QB Jeff Blake, Cayleb Jones played High School ball in Austin, Tx at Austin High School. The wide receiver was recruited by the University of Texas, but in the wake of the change over from Mack Brown to Charlie Strong and being charged with misdemeanor assault in 2013, Jones elected to transfer out of UT to Arizona. Jones, at 6’3″, 215 finished his college career with 130 receptions for 1,958 yards and 14 TDs. He played in all 13 of the Wildcats’ games in 2013, including a 45-37 win over New Mexico in the New Mexico Bowl. Cayleb Jones was considered a sleeper in the 2016 NFL Draft with all the puzzle pieces of a complete receiver- that hasn’t completely put it all together yet.
After the NFL draft he signed a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. He made it all the way to the final cutdowns before being released. Later in the year he signed with the Minnesota Vikings but was cut during preseason, after seeing limited time on the field dur to injury. He resigned with the squad at the end of the year on a futures contract, but was later suspended the first 4 games of 2018 for violating the league’s PED policy. He was again released by the team at the end of the preseason.
Card: Sage 2009
Acquired: 2017, Walmart Autographed Memorabilia
Martell Mallet has led a very interesting football career. Admittedly there really wasn’t much to go on for scouts when it came to Martell. He played at Arkansas Pine Bluff and only saw action in 2007 and 2008. His body of experience was limited, With a bit over 170 touches and a little over 1000 yards to his resume, it is easy to see why the big back went undrafted in 2009.
Mallet still wanted to play, so he signed with the CFL joining the British Columbia Lions that year. He’d have a pretty sensational rookie year finishing with over 1400 yards rushing, setting the single game franchise rushing record (213 yards), and earning the CFL equivalent of Rookie of the Year. After the season he’d join the Eagles in early 2010 and spent much of the early portion of the year on and off the squad. After a brief stay on the Browns practice squad during that year and a return to the Eagles in 2011, Mallett again was on the move to the New York Giants. An injury prevented him from suiting up, and he was given an injury settlement.
Martell decided to try his hand again with the CFL signing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2012. He got injured in camp and was on IR the entire year. During 2013 he’d be released and then in 2014 Martell signed with the Calgary Stampeders. At this point, Martell had gone roughly 4 years without playing in a game. He came in for the Stamps in a pinch and ran for 163 yards on 27 carries. His efforts helped the Stamps win the Grey Cup. After the season, he retired from football.
CFL 37 RUSH 241 YDS 1403 AVG 5.8 TD 6 LG 57
REC 50 YDS 414 AVG 8.3 TD 2 LG 26