By the numbers: Drew Brees on cardboard

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By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

Drew Brees broke another record.

The New Orleans Saints quarterback threw a touchdown pass in his 48th consecutive game breaking Johnny Unitas’ record on Sunday.

Brees hit Devery Henderson for a 40-yard pass in the first quarter of the Saints matchup with the San Diego Chargers.

Brees broke the single-season passing yard record last season with 5,476 yards.

The veteran quarterback is one of the most popular players on cardboard. But he has never appeared on a card with Unitas, according to the Beckett database, despite all the wacky combos card companies have put together.

Brees is a tough player to collect as well. He has more than 5,200 cards with 900 of them being autographs. He also has a remarkable 69 Rookies Cards.

Here are Brees’ basic card statistics:
Cards: 5,291
Total value: $89,834
Average value: $19.98
Memorabilia: 1,590
Autographs: 900
Rookie Cards: 69

To get a Drew Brees checklist and online price guide, click here.

Here’s a look at some of Brees best Rookie Cards:
2001 Bowman Chrome #144 /1999
2001 Crown Royale #150 autograph /250
2001 Fleer Tradition #402
2001 Pacific #453 autograph /1000
2001 Playoff Contenders #124 autograph /500
2001 SP Authentic #101 jersey /800
2001 Topps Debut #101 autograph /499

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


  1. Alex GRRRRiffen
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    Unitas set the record throwing 20-25 passes per game, the colts had a strong running game, and the defensive backs got away with murder holding the receivers. what unitas did is by far more impressive

  2. Richard
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    Why would you list Fleer Tradition and not Topps Chrome/999?

  3. Susan Lulgjuraj
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Because why not?

    Why not put something different out there for collectors than the same cards all the time?

    That was my thinking.

  4. Richard
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Because it says BEST cards.
    The others might be in that group, but tradition? Not so much.

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