Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Limited Base card

Here's the next one in my break. Steve Bartkowski 2012 Limited. I really did not know too much about this player, but apparently even though he played for the Falcons he really was a legend:

"Bartkowski was chosen with the first overall pick in the 1975 NFL Draft, ahead of Walter Payton, by the Atlanta Falcons and was the NFL Rookie of the Year as well as The Sporting News NFC Rookie of the Year in 1975. He was the first client of sports agent Leigh Steinberg.

Bartkowski is one of only ten quarterbacks in NFL history who have achieved consecutive 30-touchdown passing seasons (1980 & 1981) at least one time in their career. The others are Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Brett Favre, Dan Fouts, Jeff Garcia, Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, Y.A. Tittle, and Aaron Rodgers. Bartkowski was selected to the Pro Bowl after both the 1980 and 1981 seasons and was selected 2nd Team All-NFC following the 1980 campaign. Bartkowski led the NFL in passing in 1983 with a passer rating of 97.6.[3][4]

Bartkowski still holds almost every Falcons passing record. He is the Falcons all time leader in passing yards and touchdowns. He was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame on May 19, 2007.[5]"


Pretty sweet card then and definitely my first one of him as I'm not a big vintage collector.

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