Card of the Day: Corey Patterson 2001 Donruss Classics Timeless Tributes #135

There is nothing quite like great card design

After taking a look at some of the cards that have been pulled from this year’s Donruss Classics football product I just have one thing to say, “Great card design”.  Every year I am so impressed with what Donruss/Playoff does with this specific brand of cards.  Browsing through eBay I came across one of the coolest cards from this product, which would be the Timeless Treasures memorabilia cards.  One that stands out to be the most is the Knute Rockne Timeless Tributes authentic worn coat card #’ed/250.  This is one of Rockne’s first memorabilia cards to hit the market.  The design of this card is perfect.  It has a great photograph of Rockne from many years ago, superb insert name, and a nice size piece of coat inserted into the card.  Another bonus about this card other than its design is that its very affordable.  One sold last night on eBay for only $34.00.  I don’t think this is too bad for one of the best football coaches of all time.  Plus, I think it would be awesome to own something that old.  Rockne was born in 1888 and died in 1931 in a plane crash.  Along with collecting Phillies and Dolphins cards, I also have a collection of memorabilia cards of players from long ago like Jim Thorpe, Doak Walker, Yale Lary, Sid Luckman, and Clyde “Bulldog” Turner.  I soon hope to add one of these Rockne cards to my collection.