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as most of you know...my quest is to own every 2001 card brees has..
i am at 202/358 at the moment.
i bought 2 cards last night on ebay from a guy that happened to go to purdue. he started collecting brees rookies 11 years ago and came within TWELVE cards to completion...due to financial situations he decided to sell some. he asked me last night if i would be interested in some.
i said sure...thinking he wouldnt have many left...i sent him a list of about 150 that i need. he replied "yea, looks like i have most of these"!!!!!
we have discussed in great detail and decided he would sell me his collection bit by bit for as long as it takes....only selling to me.

I am in utter shock ladies and gentlemen...for this opportunity that fell into my lap after i made a few late night purchases.

i would like to share my very first purchase from him...

2001 Absolute Memorabilia Mini Helmet Autographs #10 /273
2001 Absolute Memorabilia Mini Helmet Autographs #11 /24

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thanks for looking! im still speechless despite all the rambling Smile
Were those redemptions or something? I've never seen anything like that from Absolute Memorabilia, if so, they should do something like that again. Both of those are awesome, but that Chrome one is amazing!! congrats on the finds...
very cool... I am still waiting for the fellow Shipley guys to do the same...Smile still waiting...
purchase 2

2001 Topps Reserve Mini Helmet Autographs #4 Drew Brees

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(08-22-2012 01:48 PM)redskins316 Wrote: [ -> ]Were those redemptions or something? I've never seen anything like that from Absolute Memorabilia, if so, they should do something like that again. Both of those are awesome, but that Chrome one is amazing!! congrats on the finds...

i have no idea lol. this is the first time i have ever seen them.
he has stuff i thought i would never find...
including 1/1s!!! yes from 2001!!
(08-22-2012 01:53 PM)slotman11 Wrote: [ -> ]very cool... I am still waiting for the fellow Shipley guys to do the same...Smile still waiting...

lol im sure you can twist some arms! Smile
AWESOME.....glad this happened to another great Brees collector!!!! Congrats man!!!
2001 absolute was awesome for both baseball and football
(08-22-2012 01:48 PM)redskins316 Wrote: [ -> ]Were those redemptions or something? I've never seen anything like that from Absolute Memorabilia, if so, they should do something like that again. Both of those are awesome, but that Chrome one is amazing!! congrats on the finds...

They weren't redemptions, they were actually inserted into boxes. There was one signed mini-helmet per box of 01 Absolute. 2000 Bowman's Reserve, 2001 Topps Reserve, and 2001 Topps Archives Reserve also had one signed mini-helmet per box.

AWESOME PICKUPS!!!!
(08-22-2012 02:14 PM)leedrane Wrote: [ -> ]AWESOME.....glad this happened to another great Brees collector!!!! Congrats man!!!

thanks! i still cannot believe it Smile
(08-22-2012 02:18 PM)jacobystealshome Wrote: [ -> ]2001 absolute was awesome for both baseball and football

cant speak for baseball, but im really happy with football
(08-22-2012 02:23 PM)Marinocollector Wrote: [ -> ]They weren't redemptions, they were actually inserted into boxes. There was one signed mini-helmet per box of 01 Absolute. 2000 Bowman's Reserve, 2001 Topps Reserve, and 2001 Topps Archives Reserve also had one signed mini-helmet per box.

AWESOME PICKUPS!!!!

they were inserted into boxes?? that is insane!!
brees had 3 in 2001...i have them all now Smile
Congrats bud!!! What a break for ya! The newest additions are sick! Love 'em!
Thats awesome man, I say jump on the chance and pickup all you can
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