Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Card Collectors Like Schools, Not Skills For NFL Draft Entrants

DALLAS (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Players from popular schools who get selected in this weekend’s NFL draft may ride the bench for a while – but at least the value of their rookie card won’t suffer.

That’s according to price guide editor for Beckett Football Collector magazine Dan Hitt, who says players from schools with strong collector bases will see their rookie cards sack the competition.

He says even marginal players will have valuable cards if they went to a school like Texas, Nebraska or Notre Dame.

For example, although University of Oklahoma quarterback Jason White won’t be picked high in the draft, Hitt predicts the value of his card to be among the highest because of the strong Sooner collector base.

Still, rookies can ride the coattails of their alma mater for only so long because as Hitt puts it, “Once they hit the field, it doesn’t matter where they’re from, the value of their card all rides on their on-field performance.”

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