From a virtual unknown to a household name, Malcolm Butler's game-saving play in Super Bowl XLIX won the title for the New England Patriots and thrust him into the spotlight. The undrafted rookie cornerback currently has limited autographed memorabilia and no football cards, but that will change soon. The guide below includes the top autograph options for Malcolm Butler and a look at his upcoming football cards.
While there are not a ton of choices for collectors looking into Malcolm Butler signed memorabilia, several options have already popped up. Autographed helmets, footballs and photos are already available for pre-sale on Fanatics. The amount of memorabilia should build over time. The most notable current item is a signed photo that showcases his vital play.
Additionally, while Malcolm Butler does not have any current cards, several are on the way. Topps included his play in the online-exclusive set that honors the Super Bowl win for the Patriots, and Panini announced that the first rookie card for Malcolm Butler will come in 2014 National Treasures (card #273). Panini also revealed that Malcolm Butler will be included in the 2014 Select Football Award Selections interactive redemptions program as part of the New England Patriots team set.
While he may not see long-term hobby interest, the Super Bowl puts everything under the microscope, and the interception by Malcolm Butler was the defining moment of the game. In case you missed it, here is a field-level view of the big play. The magnitude of the play was further acknowledged when it was announced that Tom Brady would be giving the truck he won as Super Bowl MVP to Butler.
Although his goal-line interception was headline news, it was not the only big play made by Malcolm Butler in the Super Bowl. Butler was unable to break up the circus catch by Jermaine Kearse that put the Seattle Seahawks in scoring position, but he had the awareness to tackle Kearse before he walked into the endzone.