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Patton, Quinton

Topps AAF 2019, #AU-QP

CARD: Topps AAF 2019 Certified
ACQUIRED: EBay, 2019


  • Quinton Patton was a 4th round pick out of Louisiana Tech by the San Fransisco 49ers in 2012.
  • A two year starter at WR for LA Tech, he caught 183 passes for 2594 yards and 24 TDs.
  • Played four seasons for the ‘9ers.
  • Best season came in 2016, catching 37 passes for 408 yards, but finished the season on IR.
  • Signed with the Jets in 2017, but was later released with an injury settlement.
  • Joined the AAF in 2019 as a member of the Birmigham Iron.
  • In the league debut, he caught 4 passes for 104 yards.
  • Caught 33 passes for 372 yards in 8 contests for the Iron.


Great card of Quinton. His base card is equally impressive. He’s still a big football fan, and has recently directed his attention towards helping young athletes develop their football potential.



Bowman, Braedon

CARDS: Topps AAF 2019 Certified, Topps AAF 2019
ACQUIRED: Box Breaker, 2019. C/o Home, 2022
SENT: 6/29 RECEIVED: 7/13 (14 days)


  • Braedon Bowman played TE at South Alabama from 2014-15.
  • Big, strong, solid blocker caught 29 passes for 381 yards over his college career.
  • Undrafted (2016), and later signed by Jags but didn’t make roster.
  • Signed by the Jets and suited up for a few games, becoming only second player from South Alabama to play in an NFL game.
  • Spent the next two seasons on the off-season rosters of the Saints (’17) and Chargers (’18-’19).
  • Played for the Birmingham Iron of the AAF in 2019.
  • After spending early part of season on IR, caught 4 passes for 43 yards and first TD since high school.
  • After AAF collapsed, got onboard with the New Jersey Generals of the USFL in 2022.
  • Caught 12 passes for 122 yards and a TD.


Braedon wrote me a nice note thanking me for being a fan of the AAF and that he hopes I’m able to get as many autographs as I could.

Palmer, Tobias

Topps AAF 2019, #81

CARD: Topps AAF 2019
ACQUIRED: TTM 2020, C/o Home
SENT: 11/25/20 RECEIVED: 1/29/21 (65 days)


  • Played WR at NC State in 2011 and 2012.
  • In Senior year, posted 54 catches for 781 yards and 6 TDs.
  • Was also a monster on KRs, returning 44 kicks for 1124 yards and 2 TDs.
  • Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jaguars after the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Spent time on and off the franchise’s roster and practice squad, eventually landing on the Chargers.
  • After being released in 2014, Palmer was on and off the rosters of the Saints (14), Bills (15), Steelers (16), and Panthers (16).
  • Then it was off to the CFL with the Alouettes (17), and Argonauts (18).
  • In 2019, Tobias made the squad of the Birmingham Iron of the AAF.
  • On 20 targets, he’d catch 13 passes for 129 yards.
  • His best game came against the Apollos in Week 5, when he caught 5 passes for 36 yards.


Topps did a really good job with this set. Lots of interesting names in here. Based on how the card companies were really swarming the rookie market in 2011, it was surprising that nobody- even Sage- had a card on Palmer, until this card came out in 2019.