Monday, December 23, 2013

Welcome to the NFL Edwin Baker

Former Spartan running back Edwin Baker made his NFL debut during week 15 against the Chicago Bears.  Baker who was originally drafted by San Diego in the 2012 NFL draft has bounced around a few practice squad teams prior to his debut.
For the game, Baker rushed for 38 yards on eight carries and scored a touchdown.  He also caught four passes for another 46 yards. 
2009 Razor All Amercan #8

This card is from the 2009 USA Army All American game that showcases high school seniors.  This is the first year that a set was produced for the game and one has been done for each year since.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Big Ten Champs!

MSU became Big Ten Champs when they defeated Ohio State 34-24 in the conference championship game this past Saturday.
Here is a couple football cards that I own from two of the stars of the game.
Quarterback Connor Cook was named the MVP of the game.  Cook threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns while going for 24 of 40 passing.
2011 Big 33 Ohio

Linebacker Denicos Allen made the play of the game on defense when he stopped OSU quarterback Braxton Miller on a fourth and short run late in the fourth quarter.

2009 Big 33 Ohio
These cards came from the Big 33 sets.  The Big 33 game is a high school game each year and is dubbed as the "Super Bowl of high school football".   It features the best high school seniors out of Pennsylvania against for what was many years the best out of Ohio.  Although, recently Maryland has taken Ohio's place in the game.   The first game was played in 1957 and has had many future Spartans particpate in the games such as Javon Ringer, Herb Adderley, Jeff Smoker, Brian Hoyer and Jerel Worthy.