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2001 playoff contenders r. O. Y. Contender #roy7 DREW BREES rookie (POP 1) PSA 9

2001 playoff contenders r. O. Y. Contender #roy7 DREW BREES rookie (POP 1) PSA 9
2001 playoff contenders r. O. Y. Contender #roy7 DREW BREES rookie (POP 1) PSA 9

2001 playoff contenders r. O. Y. Contender #roy7 DREW BREES rookie (POP 1) PSA 9    2001 playoff contenders r. O. Y. Contender #roy7 DREW BREES rookie (POP 1) PSA 9

Contender #roy7 DREW BREES rookie (POP 1) PSA 9. PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL GET THE EXACT ITEM PICTURED IN THE LISTING. San Diego Chargers Despite his stellar college resume, Brees' relatively diminutive stature (he's listed at 6 feet) and perceived mediocre arm strength greatly contributed to him slipping out of the first round of the 2001 NFL draft.

He wound up with the San Diego Chargers as the first pick of the second round. As a Charger, Brees proved himself to be one of the game's better quarterbacks. After stepping in as the team's full-time starter in the 2002 season, Brees led a young San Diego team to the playoffs in 2004, resulting in his first Pro Bowl selection. For a city and a fan base still reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, Brees was lauded for his decision.

Brees hasn't disappointed New Orleans fans. He set an NFL record with 5,476 passing yards in 2011 (since broken), also topping the league that year with a career-best 46 touchdowns. And despite his reputation as a "gunslinger, " he continued to complete an unusually high percentage of his pass attempts. More importantly, he made the Saints a winning team. In 2009, he led the franchise to victory in Super Bowl XLIV, earning the game's MVP honors along the way.

Brees remained among the best at his position for the next decade. In 2018, at the age of 39, he surpassed the NFL career records for completions (set by Brett Favre) and passing yards (set by Peyton Manning). That year he also completed a personal-best 74.4 percent of his throws and earned a 12th Pro Bowl selection, though the season ended in disappointment with a controversial loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship Game. Along with his passing skills, Brees proved his durability by appearing in at least 15 of 16 regular-season games in every year from 2004 to 2018. That streak came to an end when he sustained ligament damage in his thumb early in the 2019 season, but he showed no signs of rust after returning in late October, compiling 373 yards and three touchdowns in a blowout win over the Arizona Cardinals.

In December, Brees set another NFL record by toppling Manning's career total of 539 passing touchdowns. All our graded card holders are in mint condition and crack free unless noted otherwise.

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Join Our Exclusive Newsletter For Up To Date News, Special Offers And New Arrivals. Get in touch with us. Superior Sports Investments Arlington Texas United States. The item "2001 playoff contenders r. Contender #roy7 DREW BREES rookie (POP 1) PSA 9" is in sale since Friday, October 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Football Cards". The seller is "superiorsportsinvestments" and is located in Arlington, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.

  • Professional Grader: Professional Sports (PSA)
  • Card Attributes: rookie
  • Product: Single
  • Certification Number: 42159258
  • Grade: 9
  • Original/Reprint: Original
  • Year: 2001
  • Player: DREW BREES
  • Team: New Orleans Saints
  • Era: Modern (1970-Now)
  • League: NFL
  • Sport: Football
  • Card Manufacturer: PLAYOFF

2001 playoff contenders r. O. Y. Contender #roy7 DREW BREES rookie (POP 1) PSA 9    2001 playoff contenders r. O. Y. Contender #roy7 DREW BREES rookie (POP 1) PSA 9