2009 Upper Deck Card Captures Michael Vick’s Rebirth On Cardboard
Michael Vick was absolutely dominate in last night's Monday Night Football massacre over the Washington Redskins. The Eagles set an NFL road record by leading 28-0 after the first quarter of play. On the game's first play Michael Vick connected with DeSean Jackson on a 88-yard score. To make things even worse for the Redskins faithful, the first play of the 2nd quarter was another long bomb, this time to Jeremy Maclin, giving the Eagles a 35-0 lead.
While the final score of this match-up -59 to 28- is a story in itself, the real story is the spectacular play and rebirth of Michael Vick, who is playing the best football of his career, even better than the pre-jail Vick that led the Falcons to the NFC Championship game.
I crunched the numbers and discovered the following: In his career, Michael Vick has been featured in 3,498 football cards. In 2009, though, he was only in 11 cards…10 of those coming from Panini National Treasures. The eleventh card was Michael Vick's 2009 Upper Deck short print that came out of packs of 2009 SPx Football. In 2010 he's only appeared in 10 cards.
Last year I bought a few of packs of 2009 SPX and pulled Michael Vick's 2009 Upper Deck #0 base card. At the time, it was selling for around $20-30 on eBay, but I decided to hang onto it. Vick's resurrected career in Philadelphia will certainly increase the value of his high-end rookie cards, but will his Monday Night performance against Washington help the value of his few Philadelphia cards? I sure hope so. It seemed to work well for another pair of cards that came out of 2009 SPx Football, the legendary 2009 Upper Deck #112B and #112C Brett Favre short prints, which were Favre's first Vikings cards.
Due to timing issues, both Favre's and Vick's cards were seeded in packs of 2009 SPx Football but are actually part of 2009 Upper Deck's base set. Favre's #112B was Cardboard Connection's 2009 Football Card of the Year.
2010 Certified Platinum Michael Vick #ed