Top Athlete Profiles

RUSSELL WILSON – PROFILE – WORDS – 330

When a rookie quarterback ties a passing record belonging to Peyton Manning for most passing touchdowns (26) in a season (2012), and the next year leads the Seattle Seahawks to win the Super Bowl, his value – in the form of a Russell Wilson autograph – is cemented in history. And the selection we have in our vaults of autographed football collectibles signed by Russell Wilson is exceptional, as is the player who signed them.
In addition to being 2012’s Rookie of the Year and a Super Bowl Champion, quarterback Russell Wilson is a three-time Pro Bowl selection, has won more games (56) in his first five years than any quarterback ever in the NFL, and is the second highest rated NFL passer of all time. Russell Wilson’s signed and authenticated sports memorabilia are at a perfect time in his career to invest and savor as he marches on to football greatness.
Wilson is the ultimate quarterback who can not only pass like a laser-guided rocket but can run like a rabbit chased by two dogs. His ability to scramble and make plays outside the pocket account for much of the Seahawk’s total yardage in every game he plays. A true field-general, fans can be sure they have much to look forward to in Seattle for a time to come, and have one of the best investments in NFL signed collectibles in Russell Wilson’s autographed photos and equipment.
As the second-highest paid quarterback in the NFL and a bona fide superstar, Russell Wilson has some awesome autographed football memorabilia, and we have a terrific vault with exceptional items. Take a look at prized certified items such as a Russell Wilson Autographed Seattle Seahawks White Ice Speed Full Size Helmet In Blue RW Holo Stock.
Another great-looking photo for your man-room is this Russell Wilson Autographed 16″ x 20″ Photo of Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Trophy Held Up by Wilson – RW Holo Stock.

TOM BRADY – PROFILE – WORDS – 335

What hasn’t Tom Brady accomplished in 17 years as quarterback for the New England Patriots? Let’s start by reviewing what he has accomplished. His name is synonymous with winning and Tom Brady’s autographed sports memorabilia is among the most popular in sports collectibles and in the history of pro football.
Brady is the only NFL player to ever win 5 Super Bowls with the same team, and one of only two players to ever win 5 Super Bowls, the other being Charles Haley, a former linebacker for two teams, the San Francisco 49ers where he won two Super Bowls, and the Dallas Cowboys where he won three Super Bowls. He is now a Hall of Fame member, as Tom Brady is sure to be.
The time to invest in certified Tom Brady autographed collectibles is now, before he wins a 6th Super Bowl, and is voted into the Hall of Fame on the first vote after retirement. Then, the prices on a Tom Brady autograph will go through the roof, and you can capitalize on your investment.
The “Tom Brady Express” doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, and his incredible records will just get larger and more unbreakable.
A quick rundown of his accomplishments paints the picture of the most sought-after autograph in NFL history: He won the Super Bowl MVP four times; he is a 12-time Pro-Bowl selection; he has been the MVP of the NFL twice; offensive player of the year twice; passing yards leader twice; has a post-season career record of 25-9 (best all-time), and he has many other accolades to his name.
Right now is a plum chance to have your choice of some “Tom Terrific” certified NFL memorabilia as either an investment, or to decorate your man-cave, or both.
Come see our vault of Tom Brady authentic football memorabilia, sure to be tops in NFL collectibles for eternity. Because there is only one Tom Brady.
Check out one of our Tom Brady Autographed 2000 Pacific Aurora Rookie Cards, #84 New England Patriots in Gem Mint 10 Condition and PSA/DNA Authentication.

PHILIP RIVERS – PROFILE – WORDS – 391

In his four years as quarterback for North Carolina State University Philip Rivers led the team to four bowl games, where he was named Bowl MVP each year, and became a fan favorite for autographs, which are now in high demand because not many are left. He was named ACC Player of the Year as a senior in 2003. In his college career, he set a conference record completing 1,147 passes in 1,710 attempts. In his senior season, he was elected ACC Player of the Year and smashed many records.
Now, as a professional quarterback in the NFL, Philip Rivers is a six-time Pro Bowl selection and a quarterback with the 5th best passing rating in NFL history. With his name already hitched to a star, Philip Rivers of the Los Angeles Chargers is a bona fide name in pro football memorabilia autographs, and his certified autographed equipment is in high demand. A good example is his Philip Rivers Autographed Auto’D NFL Football PSA/DNA COA. (See our page under Philip Rivers.)
The highly talented Rivers has had a few pro seasons that were plagued by injuries and some hiccups by the Chargers organization, yet he has endured the ups-and-downs to show he is an even-money bet as one of the esteemed alumni of the 2004 quarterback draft on the level of Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger, both 2004 draft choices. An 8” x 10” certified color photograph that is signed by Philip Rivers is an excellent investment and probably the most popular autographed sports collectible of a Chargers’ player.
In 2008 and 2009 Rivers led the league in passing yards per attempt, and in 2010, took the whole ball of wax with 4,710 passing yards, tops in the NFL. Despite having to deal with issues stemming from dis-accord within the Chargers front office and numerous player injuries, Rivers persisted and became seventh fastest quarterback in NFL history to reach 25,000 career yards in 2012. He has passed the legendary Dan Fouts as the Chargers all-time leader both in touchdowns and total passing yards.
Philip Rivers holds numerous other records and will surely continue on his path to the Hall of Fame, and if the Chargers get the right offensive line and receivers in place, Rivers should be signing Super Bowl memorabilia pretty soon.

ALEX SMITH – PROFILE – WORDS – 275

Despite difficulties with injuries, trades and and unstable coaching staffs, the steadfast Alex Smith, quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, is not only still calling plays in 2017, but he is illuminating the field with the efficiency and flair of a spectacular field general. His name is again generating the type of excitement that Aaron Rodgers does, and his signed football collectibles not only hold their value but steadily rise over time.
There is no doubt about his talent nor his ability to win games with the proper offense, but a quarterback is only as good as his team allows him to be. That said, an Alex Smith autograph is always a wise investment, particularly now with the Chiefs on top of the AFC West and touting an offense that is good as any in the NFL.
In 2016, the Chiefs ended up with a 12-6 record but lost the AFC Divisional playoff game to the New England Patriots by a touchdown. This year looks better for the Chiefs who have the most dangerous offense in the league, and Alex Smith has something to prove.
Alex Smith is a dangerous weapon and a great quarterback who has all the pieces in place to win a Super Bowl in 2017. An Alex Smith autograph is a bona fide piece of football memorabilia and there are some fine certified items in the vault right now.
Take a look at the Alex Smith Autographed NFL Football PSA/DNA Kansas City Chiefs Autographed QB – Certified Authentic. It’s a nice centerpiece for your mantle in the living room, den or that hidden man-cave.

CODY BELLINGER – PROFILE – WORDS – 336

Wow! Is this guy awesome or what? I am telling investors now that Cody Bellinger is the next Ted Williams. A swing like Williams and Strawberry, responses and quick thinking at first base like Keith Hernandez, and an arm like a rocket, this guy is the “real deal.” His autographed 8” x 10” photos with a COA are flying out the door, and any piece of equipment signed by Cody Bellinger and certified is worth its weight in platinum.
In his rookie year in the majors, first baseman Cody Bellinger not only helped the Los Angeles Dodgers go to the 2017 World Series, but also was selected for the NL All-Star Team as a rookie – and – was unanimously voted the National League Rookie of the Year. In winning that noble title, he joined famed L.A. Dodgers Mike Piazza, Jackie Robinson, the amazing pitcher Fernando Valenzuela, and other Dodger greats.
Cody Bellinger’s signed and certified sports memorabilia already has astute collectors and fans abuzz, and has been selling at a record pace. The only problem we have is getting more of it.
And no surprise as to why. With 39 home runs (3rd most by rookie all-time) and 97 RBIs in his first year, this outstanding athlete appears ready to take the first base mantle from legendary former Dodger’s first baseman Steve Garvey.
Although he had a tough World Series, we must bear in mind that he is only 23 years old this year, and has gotten his rookie year out of the way in fine fashion. With the experience of the NL Playoffs and the World Series already under his belt, you can rest assured that Bellinger will be focused on tearing down some walls in 2018.
Smart investors and fans alike will jump now on Cody Bellinger authentic sports collectibles signed by the already super-popular star.
Visit our vault to hunt down items such as a Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager Dual-Autographed Dodgers Batting Helmet Fanatics.

ANTHONY RENDON – PROFILE – WORD COUNT – 236

After turning down an offer right out of high school from the Atlanta Braves, Anthony Rendon went to Rice College where he etched out a college baseball legacy packed with offensive and defensive awards, and became a fan favorite for his graciousness when signing autographs.
After proving his abilities in college baseball, Anthony Rendon was snatched up early by the Washington Nationals in the 2013 draft and has been rapidly proving himself a worthy investment and a highly desired name in signed sports collectibles.
In his second year with the Nationals, he led the National League in runs scored (111), hit 21 home runs, stole 17 bases and batted .287. After a tough injury in 2015 when he only played 80 games, he was banging out great numbers again in 2016 and was named the NL Comeback Player of the Year.
In 2017, he was a finalist for the All-Star vote, and narrowly missed making the team. He had a great year, hitting .301 with 25 homers and 100 RBIs. His manager, Dusty Baker, said that Anthony Rendon was one of the most “underrated players” in the big leagues. Now is the time to invest in a certified signed sports collectible of Anthony Rendon before his value goes even higher in 2018.
Check out our collection of authenticated Anthony Rendon sports memorabilia such as an Anthony Rendon autographed #6 Jersey.

CAM NEWTON – PROFILE – WORDS – 550

To sum up the NFL career to date of the sometimes super-human Cam Newton, his awards should probably just be listed in a long column-and-row of bullet points. Instead, let’s simply state that any autographed collectible football item signed by Cam Newton is at the top rung of consistently requested sports memorabilia in recent history, and they grow in value each season, with 2017 looking like another notch in the appraisal belt.
The list of authenticated sports collectibles we offer includes esteemed items such as our VERY RARE Cam Newton & Kelvin Benjamin / Carolina Panthers Dual-Autographed Full Size Helmet / JSA Certified. As of this report, we have two in our vault, and you should be “Jonesing” to have one in your man-cave collectibles room or your living room hallway entrance. What makes their dual-autographed items that much more valuable is that in 2017, the Carolina Panthers traded Kelvin Benjamin to the Buffalo Bills, and the tandem of “Newton-to-Benjamin” became history, making their combined autographs that much more valuable.
Long before Cam Newton started setting records in the NFL, he smashed college football records and made himself into a household name. Despite a few bumps in the road, Newton played for the UF Gators for his first two years, Blinn College in his third year, and Auburn University as a college senior.
In his one year at Auburn, he led the Auburn Tigers to an SEC Championship where they beat South Carolina by a score of 56–17, an SEC record for most points scored and largest margin of victory in a championship game. He then won the Heisman Trophy by a mile, and won a ton of college awards that are too many to list here.
Moving from college to the pros on the wings of a winner, he was the first overall draft pick in 2011, and promptly won accolades in first pro football start by setting a record of 433 yards for a rookie’s first game. He also broke Peyton Manning’s record of 3,739 yards passing for a rookie, not to mention rushing for a record 14 touchdowns himself. After a _ season, the mercurian Cam Newton was voted the NFL Rookie of the Year.
Newton had a couple of up-and-down years and then in 2015 he led the Panthers to a 15-1 record and a stint in the Super Bowl where they lost to the Denver Broncos. He still won NFL MVP of the Year for his outstanding play all year.
His records and aura go on and upward, not least of all being the first quarterback in NFL history to have at least 3,000 passing yards and 500
rushing yards in five consecutive seasons, and the list of records just goes on.
After a drop-off in the 2016 season, Cam Newton is back on track in 2017 to take the Carolina Panthers to the playoffs and perhaps beyond.
His authenticated signed football memorabilia is amongst the tops in the nation, and indications are their value will rise as his career fills out.
Check out our vault of official and certified Cam Newton autographed football memorabilia, including professional and college items such as a Signed Cam Newton / Auburn Tigers Authentic Riddell Proline Helmet ’10 Heisman – PSA/DNA Certified.

CARSON WENTZ – PROFILE – WORDS – 355

For anyone who collects authentic sports memorabilia either as a financial investment or for the simple joy of having a signed 8” x 10” Carson Wentz signed photograph hanging on their wall, now is the time to take a look at Wentz and perhaps double your investment within a couple of years.
Even a cursory look at his accomplishments paints a picture of a star being born. He has the most pass completions by a rookie quarterback ever, the best record for a Philadelphia Eagles first-year quarterback, and has put the Eagles at the top of the NFC East in 2017 with an 8-1 record through week 9. His MVP run looks pretty good right now in 2017.
Carson Wentz is picking up in the NFL where he left off in NCAA football, playing stellar football as quarterback for North Dakota State University where the team won five NCAA FCS national championships while Wentz was there.
The big quarterback – standing 6’5” and carrying a sturdy 235 pounds — is as good as any QB in the NFL, according to some veteran players. In a quote from nj.com, Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount, who has shared backfields with Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger during his time with the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers, said he believes that Wentz’s skill-set includes the best attributes of both Roethlisberger and Brady.
“He can make the same plays as those guys can make,” Blount said.
After playing 9 games in 2017 so far, it appears to many observers that Carson Wentz is one of the top three players in the running for the NFL MVP award, and with his popularity soaring, a Carson Wentz autograph on a certified photo or item of football gear is a great display for your hallway or man-cave, and is also a great investment, as Wentz will only improve with time.
Check out our preeminent collection of authenticated Carson Wentz collectibles, such as an Autographed & Framed, 16” x 20” Photo showing the first NFL touchdown pass by Carson Wentz. By Photograph Fanatics — Certified Authentic

MATT RYAN – PROFILE – WORDS – 344

Matt Ryan made quite a name for himself while playing for the Boston College Eagles from 2005-2007, and between setting passing records and speaking out about family values, became the most popular player in the ACC, whose autographed items quickly became fan favorites. His signed memorabilia from Boston College is still tops in college sports collectibles.
As QB he took the Eagles to three Bowl victories and in 2007 led the team to an ACC Atlantic Division Championship and was named ACC Player of the Year. Ryan surpassed Doug Flutie’s record for touchdowns in a single season beating Flutie by 3 TDs with 31. Also in 2007, Ryan was awarded the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award as the most outstanding college football senior quarterback, raising his status a a bona fide star in the world of football collectibles.
Since being drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in Round One of the 2008 draft, Ryan has established himself as a solid star quarterback, being named Offensive Rookie of the Year and earning the nickname “Matty Ice” for his cool head as quarterback.
Ryan has set some outstanding passing and endurance records in his career with the Falcons, including an amazing single-game record in 2016, when he passed for 503 yards and his receiver Julio Jones caught 300 yards in passes. That fantastic performance made them the first quarterback-and-wide receiver duo to slam it for 500 passing yards and 300 receiving yards in one game.
In 2016, he led the Falcons to the Super Bowl against the vaunted New England Patriots led by Tom Brady. Although the Falcons lost in OT by a close score of 34-28, Ryan was named the NFL MVP, boosting his value as a star in the arena of autographed football sports collectibles.
Visit our vault full of highly valuable signed and certified items such as our Pro-Line Authentic Falcons Helmet autographed by Matt Ryan and Julio Jones.
Make sure to visit both players’ pages to check out some great investments and wall-candy for your man-cave.

COREY SEAGER – PROFILE – WORDS – 508

Corey Seager, the hard-hitting young shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers, was unanimously voted the 2016 NL Rookie of the Year, was elected to the NL All-Star team in both of his first full seasons in the majors, and is already a marquee name and a fan favorite, whose autographed baseball collectible items are on the hot list and will stay there for a long time to come.
Nearly every record he has set in only two years and two months in Major League baseball have the word “youngest” in front of them. Let’s just glance at his rookie year, 2016, in which he had a .308 batting average, 26 home runs and 72 RBIs. He was selected Rookie of the Year by the Players Choice Awards, Baseball America, and the Sporting News.
Prior to his official rookie year, Seager was called up to play shortstop near the end of the season on September 3rd of 2015. Within his initial 19 days in the big leagues, he broke a long-standing record by getting on base at least once in his first 16 games. In his short playing time that year, he hit .337, earning him the starting post at shortstop in the first game of the NL Division Series.
Seager’s stellar play has continued unabated through 2016-17 and will surely continue as this “young” star reaches his optimum playing ability.
Corey Seager is one of the new breed of young power-hitting infielders that includes his Dodger teammate Cody Bellinger, Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros, Jose Altuve (also Houston) and a few other special infielders who historically are not positions where players blast doubles, triples and home runs like big outfielders. Infielders are generally hired for their defensive skills, and if they can hit with power, it’s a bonus. But this new crop is turning the tables on the established wisdom of infielders as players who mostly hit singles and generally are not “sluggers.”
Watching Corey Seager and teammate Cody Bellinger take the Dodgers to the tops of the majors in the coming years will be a treat for all fans of baseball. Now is the time to invest in these rare talents and purchase autographed items with a COA to either hold for resale or to hang on your wall and show off to your friends.
Be sure to check out the very special and rare Corey Seager / Cody Bellinger Autographed 2017 All Star Baseballs. These two players for the LA Dodgers both won the NL Rookie of the Year Award by unanimous vote, Seager in 2016 and Bellinger in 2017. The value of any authenticated baseball memorabilia that is co-signed by these two star players is sure to rise and quickly, now that Bellinger won Rookie of the Year, and the Dodgers made it to the World Series in 2017. The Dodgers will surely be chasing the pennant in 2018, and the equity of franchise players will ensure a continuing rise of value in their autographed baseball memorabilia.

DAK PRESCOTT – PROFILE – WORDS – 456

When a rookie quarterback in the NFL ranks 4th in completion percentage in his first year, people take notice – and investors jump on a good thing that they know is going to grow in value – such as a Dallas Cowboys official Dak Prescott Autographed White Jersey with a JSA Witness certification, or just about any napkin he signs at a restaurant.
Dak Prescott’s autograph value has been rated within his first 1.5 years of NFL play on the level of star players who take a full 5 years to establish those credentials. Any authenticated football memorabilia that has an inscribed Dak Prescott autograph is frankly, unmeasurable in worth at this point, including his increasingly sparse collection of college signatures.

The reasons for his marquee value are many, but primarily are that:

1.) Prescott is only 25 years old.
2.) As a rookie he was able to fill the huge shoes of the Cowboy’s star quarterback Tony Romo when the veteran QB suffered a nasty injury in week three of the 2016 pre-season.
3.) He throws many touchdowns vs. very few interceptions.
4.) He can handle pressure as well as a Manning brother and he’s only in his second year as the starting QB for Dallas.

As stated, there are many other reasons for Dak’s well-deserved instant notoriety, which include leading the Cowboys to the the top spot in their conference in his first year as their quarterback after taking over duties in a tough situation. He was also named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, beating out teammate Ezekiel Elliott by just seven votes. Prescott was also selected for the Pro Bowl.
As a rookie in 2016, Prescott replaced the injured Tony Romo and played every regular season game. While the Cowboys’ upper management hoped that Prescott could just get them to a .500 year, the rookie QB passed for an incredible 3,667 yards, had 282 of his own key rushing yards, had 29 total touchdowns, and threw a league-leading low of four interceptions, leading the Cowboys to clinch the NFC East title.

With his second year (2017) nearing its end, it’s hard to say how far he Cowboys will go. But one thing is for sure – Dak Prescott is going to the Moon, and anyone who wants to spoil themselves with a great authentic item of sports collectibles autographed by Dak Prescott, 2017 is the year to buy one – or two – because players as talented as Dak Prescott come along once in a Blue Moon, and it’s very Blue right now. Check out our special collection of Dak Prescott memorabilia such as an Autographed / Inscribed Roty 16 Authentic Helmet Steiner Le 15/104.

ALEX SMITH – PROFILE – WORDS – 275

Despite difficulties with injuries, trades and and unstable coaching staffs, the steadfast Alex Smith, quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, is not only still calling plays in 2017, but he is illuminating the field with the efficiency and flair of a spectacular field general. His name is again generating the type of excitement that Aaron Rodgers does, and his signed football collectibles not only hold their value but steadily rise over time.
There is no doubt about his talent nor his ability to win games with the proper offense, but a quarterback is only as good as his team allows him to be. That said, an Alex Smith autograph is always a wise investment, particularly now with the Chiefs on top of the AFC West and touting an offense that is good as any in the NFL.
In 2016, the Chiefs ended up with a 12-6 record but lost the AFC Divisional playoff game to the New England Patriots by a touchdown. This year looks better for the Chiefs who have the most dangerous offense in the league, and Alex Smith has something to prove.
Alex Smith is a dangerous weapon and a great quarterback who has all the pieces in place to win a Super Bowl in 2017. An Alex Smith autograph is a bona fide piece of football memorabilia and there are some fine certified items in the vault right now.
Take a look at the Alex Smith Autographed NFL Football PSA/DNA Kansas City Chiefs Autographed QB – Certified Authentic. It’s a nice centerpiece for your mantle in the living room, den or that hidden man-cave.

MATTHEW STAFFORD – PROFILE – WORDS – 337

As the highest paid quarterback in NFL history, Matthew Stafford’s autographed football memorabilia is valued as highly by collectors as his salary. However, some great items are available in our vaulted collection including signed and certified color photographs, and football equipment autographed by this record-setting quarterback.
His records are amazing and varied, and he has quite a few, both NFL records and also team records for the Detroit Lions, who he has played quarterback for since being the first overall pick in the draft of 2009.

To name just a few:

 Stafford is the first player in NFL history to complete 60 percent or more of all passes in each game in a season (2015).
 He is the quarterback who reached 30,000 career passing yards sooner than any other quarterback.
 He tied the record for most games with at least one touchdown pass in a season, which is 16 games in 2011.
 And then what may be his most telling record, in 2016, Stafford broke Peyton Manning’s NFL record of most fourth-quarter comebacks in a season with eight. This statistic describes a slice of what makes him such a dangerous quarterback, as he has had 25 total come-from-behind 4th quarter victories, the most in the NFL.

Over nine seasons, Stafford has a passer rating of 87.5 percent. One of the stats that a “passer rating” does not take into account is the measurement of a quarterback’s ability to respond under pressure, such as the 4th quarter come-from-behind wins that Matthew Stafford is well-known for pulling off.
All in all, this is one of the best players in the NFL to invest in through the purchase of signed and authenticated football memorabilia.
Take a look at our exceptional collection of signed and certified Matthew Stafford football collectibles such as a signed Matthew Stafford & Reggie Bush Autographed 16” x 20” Photo Detroit Lions – PSA/DNA Certified, or our Matthew Stafford Autographed Duke Football Fanatics – Authentic Signed.

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