Postseason Superstars: This week’s icons include Antonio Brown, Aaron Rodgers & more … and who’s next?

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Five catches, 124 years and two touchdowns.

That’s the final line for Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown in Sunday’s 30-12 victory over the Miami Dolphins in their playoff-opening game. At this point, it’s the kind of showing that we expect from one of the league’s elite who had 106 catches for 1,284 yards and 12 TDs this season.

His 2010 Rookie Cards show him fresh out of Central Michigan and can be found in more than 20 brands that season, including Absolute Memorabilia, Bowman Sterling, Certified, Classics, Crown Royale, Donruss Elite, Epix, Exquisite Collection, Limited, Gridiron Gear, Plates & Patches, Threads, Contenders, National Treasures, Prestige, Rookies & Stars, SP Authentic, SPx, Score and Sweet Spot. You can expect to pay top dollar for anything of him that’s relatively rare and his auto RCs (Exquisite, Plates & Patches, Contenders, National Treasures, SPA and SPx) will be even more volatile and in-demand. It just comes with the territory.

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Sunday Superstars: Week 7 icons Jay Ajayi, Jeremy Hill, Julio Jones & more

 

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Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi racked up 214 rushing yards on 28 carries Sunday against Buffalo to walk his way into some elite NFL company.

He became just the fourth player in the history of the league to rush for 200 yards in back-to-back games. The others? O.J. Simpson, Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams. Not bad company for the former Boise State star who’s in his second season after being a fifth-round draft pick last year.

His cards are relatively available with more than 1,500 different cards made since last year and more than 750 of those being certified autographs. He has 40 Rookie Cards in a number of brands from Panini America and Topps last year.

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Sunday Superstars: Week 5 notables include Ezekiel Elliott, Tom Brady, T.Y. Hilton, Sammie Coates & more

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While there might be a quarterback controversy brewing in The Big D, there’s no doubting who the top RB is for the Dallas Cowboys after a 30-17 win over the Dolphins on Sunday.

It’s Ezekiel Elliott and his 134-yard, two-touchdown day has cemented him as one of the front-runners among rookies this season — on a historic level, too.

According to Elias, his 546 rushing yards this season are the fifth-best total in NFL history for the first five games of a player’s career. The only better starts are Eric Dickerson (645 yards), Adrian Peterson (607), Todd Gurley (575) and Billy Sims (560). That’s not bad company — and that’s good news for Elliott’s cardboard given how Gurley looked last year.

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Sunday Superstars: Week 4 standouts include Julio Jones, Ezekiel Elliott, A.J. Green & more

 

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The Atlanta Falcons’ 48-33 win over the reigning NFC champs on Sunday had plenty of offensive fireworks, but two players stood above the rest. Matt Ryan‘s 503 passing yards and 048_pi_nfl_m_ryan_basefour TDs were impressive but what was even more impressive is that Julio Jones was responsible for 300 of them.

Jones’ 12-catch day came 37 yards short of setting an NFL record for most receiving yards in a game with his 300 being the sixth-best game in league history. Willie “Flipper” Anderson set the mark with 336 in a game against the Saints back in 1989.

Not a bad day … especially for a guy who hasn’t signed a heavy amount of autographs in his six years as a pro.

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Sunday Superstars: Week 3 standouts include Marvin Jones, Dak Prescott, Carson Wentz & more

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Six catches, 205 yards and two touchdowns. That was the stat line for Detroit Lions receiver Marvin Jones Jr. on Sunday during a 34-27 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

How good was that career night? As a rookie with the Bengals in 2012, it took him 11 games and 18 catches to total 201 yards — and he only had one touchdown back then. Even last season he had just 816 yards receiving on 65 catches. (Welcome to Detroit.)

Seemingly out of nowhere, he has back-to-back 100-yard games — that should be good for his cardboard, which is pretty plentiful from that rookie season.

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Sunday Night Superstars: Week 2 standouts include Cam Newton, Corey Coleman & plenty more

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The end result was the same old, same old for the Cleveland Browns, but how they got there wasn’t the same.

The quarterback looked good in the first half, the running game looked decent and rookie Corey Coleman made it look impressive early on. The rookie out of Baylor had only five catches, but they went for 104 yards and two touchdowns before the Browns browned as usual. Last week Coleman had just two catches but one was for 58 yards as part of a 69-yard day so we have seen so far that this former Baylor standout will be a receiver to watch this year when it comes to big plays that translate into big attention on cardboard.

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Sunday Night Superstars: Week 1 standouts include Andrew Luck, Willie Snead, Spencer Ware & more

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Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders appear to be a bit more powerful this season with an offensive attack that can spar with the best of them.

You know, like Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.

The Raiders marched down the field late in the fourth to take a lead and survive 35-34 thanks to a missed field goal form the Saints, but Carr’s 24-for-38 day with 319 yards passing and a touchdown — as well as Amari Cooper‘s six-catch 137-yard day — should give collectors hope. Some lesser-known names got the scores on Sunday (Perhaps Panini Instant will be the first home for a Jalen Richard Rookie Card after his first carry went for a 75-yard TD?) but these two collector favorites will likely get the attention if this is the Raiders’ year to rebound well.

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