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Ravens lose Ray Lewis for season, maybe longer

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

The Baltimore Ravens received tough news about their defense.

They will be without Ray Lewis, a 13-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time Defensive Player of the Year.

Who knows if he ever suits up again?

Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced the news to reporters on Monday. The linebacker suffered a full triceps tear in Sunday’s 31-29 win over the Cowboys. He led Baltimore with 14 tackles that day.

Given his age, 37, it could mean the end of his 17-year NFL career, but right now Lewis’ future is murky at best.

Lewis has more than 2,000 career tackles, 1,567 of them solo. He also has 41.5 career sacks.

Lewis is the heart and soul of the Ravens defense even if his play has diminished. Even though he is a polarizing figure, Lewis still commanded respect on the football field.

Here’s a look at Lewis on cards, according to the Beckett database:
Cards: 2,788
Rookie Cards: 8
Autographs: 142
Memorabilia: 776

More: Get a Ray Lewis checklist and online price guide here.

Some of his cards have gone for a good amount of money recently.

A 2010 Triple Threads autographed memorabilia booklet numbered 3-of-3 old for $503 on Oct. 7. On Aug. 19, a 2002 Topps Ring of Honor Lewis autograph sold for $350.

Here is a list of all of Lewis’ Rookie Cards
1996 Bowman’s Best #164
1996 Collector’s Choice #20
1996 Fleer #165
1996 Pro Line Intense #59
1996 Pro Line Memorabilia #59
1996 Score Board Lasers #99
1996 SkyBox Impact Rookies #6
1996 Stadium Club #351

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor of Beckett Football. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here.

3 Comments

Mark

Too many happy stories about Ray Lewis today tellling what a leader of men he is without mentioning the little deal with the murder of two men in Atlanta and Lewis’s subsequent conviction for obstruction of justice for lying to police.

Posted October 15, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Permalink
Jason Taylor

Because redemption is impossible. No one in the history of the world ever bettered themselves and decided to help others do the same. Ugh.

Posted October 16, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Permalink
Larry

Obviously you don’t know the WHOLE story of his incident because you are making ignorant remarks.

Posted October 18, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

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