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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.


Peterson, Adrian

ud2009 petersonCards: Upper Deck 2009, Score 2009 Franchise.
Acquired: IP 2015, Adrian Peterson Day, Palestine,Tx.

Adrian Peterson will probably stand to be the best in person success that I have experienced in many years. It seems that every year there’s 3 things going on in the area that prevents me from attending Adrian Peterson Day in Palestine, and this year laid itself out as no different; However I decided to make the trek out to the small Texas town to see what it was all about. Adrian has an amazing, supportive, and wonderful family. They give back to their community, take care of them, their fans, and where they come from. I just felt so positive and happy being there, I almost didn’t even notice how sunburnt I had become from the constant waves of thunderstorms coupled with the brief periods of heat.  I even volunteered to help carry a few things for the family and held an umbrella or two for soaked people walking through the deluge.

petersonLance and I didn’t want to crowd Adrian when he got there. This was his day and he was not required to spend time with his fans. Lance and I waited until he was ready to sign and then got in line. He was nice enough to sign 2 cards for me. The first one- this beautiful Upper Deck College to Pros (UER), he penned his full signature on. The second- a really nice Score Franchise card, he shorthanded. I wasn’t upset about it. I know that I still got his autograph which made me happy.  I felt so good about the event I left with the energy to pay it forward and I will do so, when his charity comes back online.
Adrian Peterson was nothing short of a sensation at Oklahoma. He made a constant mockery of UT during the Cotton Bowl contests, so admittedly I breathed a sigh of relief when he declared early for the NFL Draft in 2007.  Over his 3 years at Oklahoma, Adrian ran for 4,041 yards (73 yards shy of OU All-Time leading rusher Billy Sims) on 748 carries and 48 TDs.  He was also a prodigous track man.

sco09 apeterson FThe 2007 draft had some hits (Calvin Johnson #2 overall) and some misses (JaMarcus Russell #1 overall). Thankfully, Peterson is among the hits, and along with Johnson stands head and shoulders above most of the rest of the draft class. Taken seventh overall, Adrian had hoped to be selected at number six by the Cardinals or at number ten where the Texans were waiting.  Still the Vikings had a perfect situation for him to land in, and Adrian did not disappoint.  Adrian was a slam dunk pick based on his numbers and measurables. It was the injury history that the draft pundits didn’t like. He had broken his foot as a Sophmore and his collarbone as a Junior. Adrian finished his rookie year with 1,341 yards, was named Rookie of the Year and later won Pro Bowl Player of the Game Honors after logging 16 carries for 128 yards and 2 TDs.  He led the NFL in rushing with 1,760 yards in 2008.  In 2009, Adrian led the NFL with 18 rushing TDs.  Adrian’s statistical accomplishments have continued to pile up over the past few years. After an injury shortened 2011, Adrian was named the NFL’s MVP and Offensive Player of the Year in 2012 as he finished with 2,097 yards, the second most in history and only 9 yards off the record set by Eric Dickerson.  After another 1200+ yard season in 2013, controversy surrounded Peterson during 2014, leading to a season long suspension, however  he looked refocused and in game time shape for 2015.