Monday 23 January 2017

COMC Black Friday: Part Eight - Wide Receivers

This should be my second-last post showing my Black Friday purchases. This one will show different wide receiver cards that I bought.

L-R: 1999 SkyBox Metal Universe #246; 1999 SPx #122 (#/1999)

Top: 2000 Playoff Momentum - Generations #GN-24
Middle: 2001 Pacific Invincible - School Colors #44 (#/2750)
Bottom: 2001 Pacific Prism Atomic #34

Kevin Johnson ranks second in my Browns collection with 264 different cards, but there are always more to add. He only trails Tim Couch, which is fitting as he was the Browns' second-round pick in 1999 following Tim Couch's being selected with the first overall pick of the draft.

Left: 2001 Leaf Rookies & Stars - Freshman Orientation #FO-13 (#/2000)
Right: 2000 Upper Deck MVP - Silver Script #214

Following his selection in the second-round of the 2000 NFL Draft, out of Arizona, Dennis Northcutt played seven seasons for the Browns before finishing his career with the Jaguars (two seasons) and Lions (one season). Along with his wide receiver role, he also returned punts.

L-R: 2002-03 UD SuperStars #261; 2003 Donruss Classics #24

Andre Davis didn't have the same sports longevity as Rick Nash who is still playing with the New York Rangers. Davis, a second-round pick from Virginia Tech in the 2002 NFL Draft, played eight years in the NFL, the first three of which were with the Browns. He is one of thirteen players that share the NFL record for longest touchdown pass reception (99 yards).

Quincy Morgan is another second-round pick, from Kansas State in 2001. During his fourth season with the Browns, he was traded to the Cowboys for Antonio Bryant.

Top (l-r): 2005 SPx - Holoview #HV-6; 2005 Topps Heritage #347
Bottom (l-r): 2006 Donruss Elite - Passing the Torch Red #PT-3 (#/1000); 2007 Playoff NFL Playoffs #23

L-R: 2007 SP Chirography #24; 2008 Bowman Chrome - Refractors #BC174

Top (l-r): 2008 Donruss Threads - Pro Gridiron Kings #PGK-38; 2008 Stadium Club - First Day Issue #29 (#/1499)
Bottom (l-r): 2009 Topps Mayo #281; 2009 Upper Deck First Edition - Silver #38

Braylon Edwards was the third overall draft pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. In his best season, 2007, he caught 80 passes for 1289 yards and 16 touchdowns. Sadly when fans turned on him due to an awful lot of drops the following season, he blamed the fans' dislike of him as being that he played at Michigan. No, that wasn't it. It was that you were dropping passes that we thought you should have caught!

My Braylon Edwards collection is closing in on the Kevin Johnson one. It is now at 246 different cards. A couple of really nice cards here, with an amazing photo on the Stadium Club card.

L-R: 2006 Bowman Chrome - Refractors #62; 2008 Score - Scorecard #419 (#/649)

Travis Wilson was a third-round pick out of Oklahoma in 2006. He ended up playing four games for the Browns. I have 56 cards of him.

Paul Hubbard was drafted in the sixth-round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Wisconsin. He never played for the Browns, but ended up playing in one NFL game for the Bills in 2010, after which he went to play for Winnipeg in the CFL. I now own 24 different Paul Hubbard cards, of which 8 are different versions of the 2008 Score set.

L-R: 2008 Score Select #70; 2012 Panini Prime Signatures #86 (#/499); 2012 Topps Chrome - Black Refractors #66 (#/299)

Primarily a very successful return specialist, Josh Cribbs eventually was used more as a receiver, and to run a wildcat offense for the Browns. He was a college quarterback at Kent State and signed with the Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played eight seasons for the Browns and in those seasons had 3 punt return touchdowns and 8 kickoff return touchdowns to go along with 7 receiving and 2 rushing touchdowns.

L-R: 2009 Bowman Chrome - Refractors #131; 2009 Finest #78

A second-round draft pick from Georgia in 2009, Mohamed Massaquoi played four seasons with the Browns.

Top (l-r): 2009 Finest #67; 2009 Playoff Prestige #116; 2009 Press Pass SE - Double Feature #DF-19
Bottom: 2009 Topps #411; 2009 Topps Chrome - Refractors #TC191

Brian Robiskie was also a second-round pick for the Browns in the 2009 NFL Draft, selected ahead of Massaquoi. He played three seasons with the Browns. I believe that he is the last player that the Browns have drafted out of Ohio State, which is surprising because they have had good teams and they are practically in Cleveland's backyard.

Top: 2010 Panini Prestige - Draft Picks Light Blue #217 (#/999)
Bottom (l-r): 2011 Topps Magic Rookies #91; 2011 Topps Prime #148 (#/930)

Carlton Mitchell was a sixth-round pick out of South Florida in 2010, and played 16 games for the Browns during the 2010-11 seasons.

Greg Little was a second-round pick out of North Carolina in 2011. He played three seasons for the Browns, catching 155 passes and 8 touchdowns.

L-R: 2013 Panini Momentum #74; 2014 Panini Hot Rookies - Scorecard #53 (#/99)

Whether you agree Josh Gordon's suspension over recreational drug use was too harsh, or not, when he played in 2013 he had one of the best seasons for a wide receiver that I've ever seen. It is really too bad for him and the Browns that he wasn't able to follow up on it. However, the rules were there and he didn't follow them and it has cost him a lot of money. It is a sad story.

2016 Panini Father's Day #51 (#/599)

I hope Corey Coleman lives up to the potential that he showed at times this year. Hopefully the Browns can have a regular quarterback that can develop a rapport with Coleman and he'll live up to the status of being a first-round pick, and the first receiver drafted in the 2016 NFL Draft.

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