If you suddenly find yourself in need of a football card of new Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy, you ultimately have just one place to find it.
In old Arena Football League packs.
The 39-year-old played his college football at Delaware but went undrafted in 2002, leading him to the Arena Football League for seven seasons before he looked to the NFL assistant coaching ranks where he had worked under Andy Reid in Philadelphia and Kansas City for years. (He had been offensive coordinator the last two seasons and was quarterbacks coach before that.) In the Arena League, he threw for 374 touchdowns and only 55 interceptions with nearly 19,000 yards. His 2006 season with the Georgia Force? Just 85 touchdowns and 4,265 yards.
His Arena Rookie Card is in the 2005 Upper Deck AFL set — his only card that year — while he got a base card (and parallels) the following year along with an autographed card (aka “Arenagraphs”) appearance. His rarest card is a truckle auto with teammates Chris Jackson and Troy Bergeron that’s limited to only 10 copies.
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