Monday, November 9, 2015

Rodgers so good he gets two All-American customs

Did you ever wonder why NFL players doing their in-game "talking head" introductions on TV once in a while cite their high school, rather than their college, affiliation?

Is it because they hated their college coach and/or give greater credit to their high school coach for their success? Is it because they were dismissed from college? I suppose if you asked the players you'd get a myriad of reasons.

Aaron Rodgers sometimes introduces himself in those features as being from "Butte Community College," rather than the University of California. He has said that he does so because it was with Butte that he won his first football championship, in the NorCal Conference of the California Community College Athletic Association.

In recognition of his junior college success prior to starring for the Golden Bears at UC-Berkeley and embarking on a Hall of Fame career with the Green Bay Packers, I've created a second Aaron Rodgers custom card in the style of the 1955 Topps All-American college football set. Some years back I did a Rodgers '55AA custom with California.

This is only the second time I've done two '55AA customs for a player with two different colleges. Years ago I created different cards of Troy Aikman with Oklahoma and with UCLA, although those cards share a card number and back.

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