An update to my Football personal collection:
Here's a short update on some of the cards I've picked up for my personal collection in the recent weeks. Some off of eBay and a few pulled from an assortment of packs. These are all players that played for the Oregon Ducks, Jonathan Stewart and Patrick Chung are the two I plan on focusing on when dealing with Football at this moment.
2008 Topps Football - Jonathan Stewart (RC) #348:
First card is one I pulled earlier this week from a hobby pack I got for $2. Not to bad, I was pleased since this was the first pack of 2008 Topps I opened and did not already own Jonathan Stewart's Topps base rookie card which I assume would be essential if I plan on putting a Jonathan Stewart collection together. The pack of Topps lived up to it's $2 price tag because I also got a Eddie Royal gold foil rookie, nothing great but certainly two decent rookies are better then none.
2008 Donruss Elite - Jonathan Stewart Elite Status Rookie Card #117 [serial #'ed 05/28]:
This one here is a die-cut rookie card from 2008 Donruss Elite. This is one of my personal favorite's, for some reason I really like the design of this card. Sometimes the die-cuts can be over done and cut into some pretty interesting curves (ex: 2009 UD Icon's) the 2008 elite die-cuts are very sharp and simple and not overdone. Another plus when it comes to Elite is the shiny foil card although they are very sensitive to finger prints I personally like the look. I'm currently on the look for the autographed version of this card or perhaps the gold version I hope I'll be able to pick one up sooner or later. I received this card via eBay yesterday. The white Oregon road jersey was one of my favorites and J. Stew was wearing white when he ran for over 250+ yards against Washington in the 2007 season.
2008 Upper Deck SP Rookie Threads - Jonathan Stewart SP Authentics Rookie Autograph #SP-JS [serial #'ed 11/50]:
This card here is from SP Rookie Threads, a product that can empty your wallet for a total of six packs. This is the reason why I choose to purchase the card itself instead of attempting to open a box in hopes of anything Stewart. Not really a huge fan of this card design but decided to pick it up on eBay since the price wasn't too high and someday I hope to get an rookie auto from every product of the 2008 season. As you can see this is a sticker auto would much rather have it on card but hey you can't always get your way I guess.
2009 Donruss Classics - Jonathan Stewart Membership VIP Jersey/Patch? card #14 [serial #'ed 11/50] :
I'm looking to pick up as many #'ed jersey cards and autographs as I can throughout the 2009 Football season and started off with this 2009 Donruss Classics Patch(supposedly)/1-Color Jersey card. I wish this were a multi-color patch but instead I'm left with the single colored baby blue swatch. All-in-all I guess it doesn't matter since mulit-color patches would have cost a little more.
2009 Donruss Classics - Jonathan Stewart Monday Night Heroes (insert) #26 [serial #'ed 128/150]:
I also managed to get my hands on two more cards out of the 2009 Classics. This one here is a serial #'ed insert card that comes in multiple variations although I'm not positive of this. If there are variations I'll do my best to get them all if I can find them.
2009 Donruss Classics - J. Stewart #15 & 2009 Donruss Elite - J. Stewart #16:
Here is the basic base 2009 Donruss Classics along with the 2009 Donruss Elite Jonathan Stewart card. One of my goals is to collect every base J. Stew card each year, this is a decent start to the '09 football products.
2009 Topps Magic - J. Stewart #217 (Base & Autographed versions):
These next two are the base and autographed version of Jonathan Stewart's 2009 Topps Magic Football set. Topps Magic features all NFL players current/retired in their college uniforms. Jonathan is pictured in my personal favorite Duck uniform. Green helmet, Green shoulders w/ steel mark pattern and the Belloti bold font named after then head coach Mike Belloti along with black pants also w/ the steel pattern. I believe the logo on his right shoulder is that of the Brut Sun Bowl since that was the bowl Oregon attended at the end of it's 2007-08 season defeating the University of South Florida Bulls. As much as I can remember, Jonathan spent the day running up and down the field (not sure how many yards he got though).
2009 Topps Magic - D. Dixon / J. Stew #AD-DS & 2009 Topps Magic - J. Stew Black Mini #217:
Along with the two cards above, I have also been able to get my hands on a black mini, regular mini and this 'Alumni' card which features Oregon's Jonathan Stewart and Dennis Dixon. I'm not a huge collector of Dennis Dixon but sure had a blast watching these two work their 'magic' throughout the 2007 season. Watching the game live from the stands I'll be honest I never knew who had the ball, you just hear cheers and see Stewart running all by himself towards the end zone while the defense is forming a dog pile on quarterback Dennis Dixon. This was one memorable season even though it choose to end with the Ducks without a shot at the BCS National Title game due to an injury to Dixon during a game down at the University of Arizona with only three weeks left and a path to the title game in sight.
That's a wrap on what I added to my Jonathan Stewart collection recently. Feel free to let me know what you think.
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