|2007 Playoff Contenders - Round Numbers #RN-10 (#/1000)|
I guess I really don't need to say much about Joe Thomas, the third overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft. Ten seasons: ten Pro Bowls, six-time First Team All-Pro, hasn't missed an offensive snap in his career.
He is sharing the card with Levi Brown, the fifth overall pick the same year who had 79 starts with Arizona and Pittsburgh over 8 seasons.
|2005 Bowman Chrome - Red Refractors #9|
Former Giants running back Maurice Carthon was the Offensive Co-ordinator for the Browns in 2005 under Head Coach Romeo Crennel. The team was 26th in offense, playing to a 6-10 record. He remained the Offensive Co-ordinator for the following season but the offense slipped to 31st. Crennel stayed on after that season, but Carthon was replaced with Rob Chudzinski.
|Top (l-r): 2004 Topps - Premiere Prospects #PP9; 2004 Topps Pristine - Refractors #102 (#/1099)|
Bottom (l-r): 2007 Bowman Chrome - Refractors #BC161; 2007 Playoff NFL Playoffs #24
|Top Left: 2007 Topps Performance - Bronze #92 (#/99)|
Top Middle: 2008 Score Select #71
Top Right: 2008 Stadium Club - First Day Issue #64 (#/1499)
Bottom (l-r): 2008 Topps Mayo #180; 2009 Donruss Elite - Retail #25
The Browns first-round pick in 2004, number six overall, Kellen Winslow Jr. broke his fibula in the second game of the season, if I remember correctly on an onside kick. He missed the rest of the season, and then the following Spring he had a motorcycle accident in which he tore his ACL and missed the 2005 season. Complicating matters, he had a staph infection after the injury. He came back with a very good 2006 season, and then a Pro Bowl 2007 season. The Browns traded him to Tampa Bay after the 2008 season.
|Top (l-r): 2008 Bowman - Blue #216 (#/500); 2008 Leaf Rookies & Stars Longevity #163 (#/999)|
Bottom: 2008 Score - Red Zone #399 (#/100)
I've talked about Martin Rucker's Browns career in previous posts where I've shown other Score 2008 parallels. He was a fourth-round pick out of Missouri in 2008.
|L-R: 2014 Topps Supreme #12 (#/162); 2014 Topps Triple Threads - Purple #46 (#/399)|
In the first post of these COMC Black Friday cards, I showed a printing plate of the above Topps Supreme card.
Jordan Cameron is another of the basketball player turned football player Tight Ends that seem to be all around the league. He made the switch in college, and was then drafted out of USC in the fourth-round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
And so ends my large shipment of Browns cards from COMC. They were quite a boost to my collection.