Monday Morning Collector: Week 9


MM 9 Ryan

By: Paul Wirth

Veteran of the Week:

Matt Ryan., QB, Falcons

(344 yards passing, 4 Touchdowns, QBR 144.7)

There is a reason that fans call him “Matty Ice”, he is cool as a cucumber on the road. The Atlanta Falcons are now 4-1 away from home this year! Ryan hooked with 4 different Falcons for touchdown passes. Matty Ice easily handled the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 43-28, and honestly a couple of 4th quarter scores made it seem closer than it really was. Falcons are sitting 2 games up in the NFC South Division and in large part to their QB. Here are a few cards below that are on the top of my list for him go grab yourself one if you are “Cool” enough too!!!

Cards to Grab:

2008 Exquisite Collection JSY AU/99* RC#168 RC ($500)

2008 Playoff Contenders AU/246* RC #179 RC ($150)

2008 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs #166 AU RC ($100)

MM 9 Murray

Rookie of the Week:

Michael Thomas WR, Saints

(7 rec. 73 receiving yards, 2 TDs)

Michael Thomas is now making his second appearance making this list.  Thomas has become Drew Brees’ new favorite new targets. They hooked on a 1 yard TD and a 32 yard TD in their victory over the 49ers. Saints are now 4-4 on the year and are starting to catch a little bit of fire and a lot has to do with this new Brees-Thomas connection I think we can expect more from the Ohio State grad the rest of the season. So take a look below to see if you want to start your own collection today!

Cards to Grab:

2016 Leaf Draft Autographs #ATM2 – RC ($25)

2016 Panini First Impressions Autographs #10 AU RC ($20)

2016 Panini Origins #113 AU RC ($20)

MM 9 Thomas

Breakout Player

Latavius Murray, RB, Raiders

(127 total yards, 3 touchdowns)

Latavius Murray is getting some well-deserved recognition this week. As he lead the Raiders to a huge victory over the Denver Broncos and are now in first place in their division. The 7-2 Raiders could almost be considering a whole team break out this year!!! Murray led the way on Sunday and Derek Carr is happy to have him in the backfield! There is a chance that collectors might start looking at buying his stuff again. Right now you can get one of his rookie autographs for a reasonable price.

Cards to Grab:

2013 Panini Contenders #158 AU RC ($30)

2013 Absolute Spectrum Blue Autographs #181 AU/30 ($30)

2013 Panini Spectra #181 AU/299 ($20)


Justin Grunert

Justin Grunert has been the football and racing analyst at Beckett since 2013. He has been collecting cards for 25 years and mainly collects baseball cards, football cards and movie memorabilia. Justin recently got a degree in Digital Video Production from Collin College in North Texas. His favorite sports teams are the Texas Rangers and the Green Bay Packers.

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