Wednesday 18 January 2017

COMC Black Friday: Part Seven - Running Backs

My Black Friday shipment contained quite a few running backs since 1999. Most of them are well represented already in my collection, but I've noticed that there are always cards that I need for everyone.

L-R: 2000 Collector's Edge EG #99; 2000 Ultra - Head of the Class #9 HC

Travis Prentice was a third-round pick of the Browns in the 2000 NFL Draft out of Miami (Ohio). He played one year for the Browns, rushing for over 500 yards before being traded to the Minnesota Vikings after the season.

L-R: 2000 Topps Chrome #58; 2001 SAGE - Autographs Silver #A26 (#/400)

As you can see on his card, Errict Rhett came to the Browns as a free agent from the Ravens for the 2000 season. His season ended in the fifth game of the season due to a torn ligament in the foot, having rushed for just over 250 yards. He was released by the Browns in the 2001 training camp and retired.

James Jackson was a third-round pick in the 2001 NFL Draft for the Browns from the Miami Hurricanes. After rushing for 554 yards in 11 games of his rookie season, he rushed for 517 yards in 32 games over the next three years.

Top: 2002 Fleer Authentix - Hometown Heroes #2 HH
Bottom (l-r): 2002 Finest #120 (#/1200); 2002 Pacific Crown Royale #160

William Green was a first-round pick of the Browns out of Boston College during the 2002 NFL Draft. He a strong rookie season, gaining 887 yards and 6 touchdowns, before personal problems hurt his career. He ended up rushing for 2109 yards in four seasons with the Browns.

L-R: 2004 Donruss Classics #155 (#/1850); 2004 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia #167 (#/750)

A seventh-round pick out of California, the Nigerian-born Echemandu was drafted in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played in four games in 2004, his only season with the Browns.

Top (l-r): 2005 Donruss Zenith #25; 2006 Bowman Chrome - Refractors #159
Bottom (l-r): 2007 Ultra #128; 2007 Playoff Prestige #38

The Browns traded for Reuben Droughns after he rushed for 1240 yards with the Broncos in 2004. He came close to matching that total with 1232 rushing yards in his first season with the Browns in 2005, and followed it up with 758 yards in 2006 before being traded to the Giants before the 2007 season. The bottom two cards list him as being with the Giants.

L-R: 2006 Bowman Chrome - Refractors #57; 2006 Bowman Chrome - Uncirculated Rookies #57 (#/519)

Left: 2006 Topps Turkey Red - Red #206
Middle: 2010 Panini Certified - Platinum Red #35 (#/999)
Right: 2010 Topps - Gold #224 (#/2010)

I've commented about Harrison in other posts. He finished the 2009 season on a roll, rushing for 561 yards over the final three games of the season. A fifth-round pick out of Washington State in 2006, he played with the Browns until a trade to the Eagles during the 2010 season.

Left: 2006 Topps Chrome - Refractors #211
Middle: 2006 Topps Total - Blue #429
Right: 2007 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection - Ultimate Signatures #US-TM

Lawrence Vickers had a good run as a fullback for the Browns from 2006-2010. He was a sixth-round pick out of Colorado in the 2006 NFL Draft.

When healthy, Lee Suggs did a good job running the ball for the Browns. However he had difficulties staying healthy in his three years with the team. He was a fourth-round pick out of Virginia Tech in the 2003 NFL Draft.

Former Miami Hurricane Tyrone Moss was an undrafted free agent signed by the Browns in 2007. He lasted about a week with the team. However, according to The Trading Card Database he has 62 football cards. I have 10 of them, with half showing him in a Browns uniform, but all listing him with the Browns. Seven of the ten cards are autographed.

Top (l-r): 2008 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia - Retail #35; 2008 Score Select #69
Bottom: 2008 Stadium Club - First Day Issue #42 (#/1499); 2009 Topps Triple Threads - Sepia #44 (#/249)

After signing with the Browns as a free agent for the 2007 season, Jamal Lewis was a good running back for the Browns. He rushed for over 1000 yards in each of his two full seasons with the team, and had 500 yards when his season ended due to an injury in the ninth game of the season.

Top (l-r): 2009 Donruss Certified - Mirror Red #163 (#/250); 2009 Finest #88
Bottom: 2011 Topps Magic Rookies #34

A sixth-round pick out of Clemson in the 2009 NFL Draft, James Davis appeared in six games with the Browns in the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

Owen Marecic was drafted by the Browns in the fourth-round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Stanford. At Stanford he started on both offense and defense, as a fullback and as a linebacker. The Browns played him as a fullback, and he played 24 games over two seasons with the team.

Top (l-r): 2012 Topps Chrome #23 ; 2012 Topps Chrome - Refractors #23
Bottom: 2012 Topps Kickoff #8

There are a lot of Trent Richardson cards that I still need as his cards were expensive since he was the third overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. I'll pick up cards like these as I find them at good prices.

L-R: 2014 Panini Absolute - Hogg Heaven Anniversary Purple #2 (#/20); 2014 Topps Supreme #26 (#/162)

The Browns selected Terrance West in the third-round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Towson where he had just finished a season where he had rushed for 41 touchdowns. Splitting time with fellow rookie Isaiah Crowell, West led the team in rushing in 2014 with 673 yards. During training camp in 2015, West was traded to the Tennessee Titans with whom he played two games before being released. He was then signed by the Baltimore Ravens where he finished the 2015 season and played all of this year.

1 comment:

  1. Those Sage sticker autos were so frustrating. Depending on how good the pen was they could be tough to see.

    Nice lot of cards Angus!