Card of the Day: Tim Couch 2004 Upper Deck #76

Card of the Day: Tim Couch 1999 Fleer Focus Rookie #163

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Card of the Day: Tim Couch / Dan Marino 1999 Topps Stadium Club Co-Signers Dual Auto


Cut Signatures and Cardboard Irony

No doubt that one of the high-end pulls collectors will find in packs of 2010 Topps Football are the 75 one-of-one cut signatures celebrating the 75th anniversary of the NFL Draft.  I think this was a great idea, but I hate how some of the cards contain cut-up cards, especially vintage ones.


Cutting-up a perfectly good ’69 Topps card is never good.

One of the most ironic things about this cut signature set is how much some of these cards are selling for.  Lets take Tim Couch for example.  Couch was a hyped rookie when he was drafted by the Browns, and became a flop in the NFL.  His rookie cards are barely worth anything, but the redemption for his cut signature from 2010 Topps recently sold for almost $200.00.   Thats totally insane!  Maybe there is hope for those big NFL failures within The Hobby after all.  If they made a cut-signature of Ryan Leaf or Curtis Enis, I wonder how much it would sell for?

What I’m trying to figure out is if there is a market for NFL flops.  These guys are popular, but for all the wrong reasons.  When they decided to hang-up their jersey for good, how long after they retire does it take for them to be collectible again?  I think its an interesting concept and these cards would make great conversation pieces.  What do you think?


Only Topps could make Tim Couch popular again.