Wednesday, September 28, 2016

D.J. Shockley Sweet Spot Signatures Card

As I mentioned before, my favourite insert sub-sets of all time belong to Upper Deck's Sweet Spot Football sets; here's one from the 2006 Sweet Spot Signatures series, card #SSS-DS in the collection, which contains a miniature helmet he signed in silver sharpie:
It features quarterback D.J. Shockley, a star for the University of Georgia Bulldogs, and winner of the SEC Championship Game MVP Award in 2005.

Drafted by the Atlanta Falcons, he spent four years with the team, usually in a third-string role. He may have had a chance to be a starter when Michael Vick was convicted of staging dog fights in 2007, but he tore his ACL, which sidelined him for the year; he was on the practice squad for the rest of his tenure in the NFL.

He finished off his career with a year and a half with the UFL's Omaha Nighthawks, behind another former NFLer, Jeff Garcia.

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