Aaron Jones, O.J. Howard & Eddie Jackson grab Sunday spotlight

With Leonard Fournette out due to injury, Deshaun Watson on a bye week and Kareem Hunt on Thursday night, yesterday’s NFL action was a stage primed for a new rookie arrival or two.

And three did.

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones put up his best game of the season on Sunday with 17 carries for 131 yards and a touchdown while the spotlight was on QB Brett Hundley playing in place of Aaron Rodgers. Jones also caught three passes for seven yards. This fifth-rounder out of UTEP actually had a 125-yard game in Week 5 and a score in that game, too, but that was all lost in the glow of Rodgers’ fourth-quarter comeback win-sealing TD against the Cowboys.

Jones appears on fewer than 100 different football cards so far in 2017 releases and has a modest number of autographs that are only found in Absolute, Certified Cuts, Leaf Draft, Gold Standard and Unparalleled. That sounds like a lot, but in reality it’s nine cards in Unparalleled and no more than five (and mostly three) in others. That’s not a lot when he’s in the spotlight. (Update: He’s also in Prizm, which arrives this week.)

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Tino Sabbatelli’s first NXT ink is here — but he’s signed plenty before

The arrival of 2017 Topps WWE NXT this week marked the certified autograph debut of aspiring WWE star Tino Sabbatelli and just his third cardboard appearance, too.

But it’s far from the first time he’s sat down to sign autographs for a card company.

What? Keep reading …

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


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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Keep reading for more guys who generated some buzz on the field this week.

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So, who gets the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award?

CooperThe biggest driver on football cards these days is the Rookie Card and now that the regular season is over most of those big-name newcomers are done for the year.

So, naturally, that makes us wonder who get the Rookie of the Year nod? We’ll focus on offense since it matters the most when it comes to cards. (On defense Buzz thinks it will probably go to Kansas City’s Marcus Peters, who tied for the NFL lead with eight interceptions and two TDs.)

But on offense it’s not as easy.

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Jameis Winston autographs join Upper Deck Authenticated lineup

jameis-winston-autographed-signal-caller-photo-Upper-Deck-Authenticated-85202Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston‘s autographs will be found in a series of memorabilia pieces being offered by Upper Deck Authenticated.

The division of Upper Deck revealed The James Winston Collection on Monday.

The No. 1 pick in this year’s draft has signed both Buccaneers memorabilia as well as Florida State Seminoles items. He led FSU to the BCS title game last season and has thrown for 3,059 yards and 18 touchdowns so far as a rookie this season.

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Leaf reveals two Jameis Winston baseball redemptions are SPs

LeafJameisToday Jameis Winston is the quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but when he was a closely watched athlete at Florida State he was also a member of the Seminoles baseball team.

Collectors have undoubtedly seen baseball cards of him a few times this year, but Leaf Trading Cards announced on Tuesday that two of its baseball cards are perhaps a bit rarer than others out there.

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