Saturday, August 6, 2011

2011 Sweet Spot Rookie Signatures and Rookie Signatures Variations #RSJC

James Cleveland played wide receiver at the University of Houston from 2009 to 2010. In 2009, he had a monster year. He led the team in receptions (104), receiving yards (1214), and touchdowns (14). He was 8th in the nation in receiving yards per game and 3rd in receptions per game. He was the 4th leading scorer among wide receivers.

That great year earned him several honors such as CUSA Newcomer of the Year, 1st team All CUSA, Phil Steele All-American 3rd team, and All American Honorable Mention for SI and Football News.

Unfortunately his senior season wasn't as productive dropping off to 57 receptions for 800 yards. But he had a solid receiving career for the Coogs.

Today's cards are 2011 Sweet Spot Rookie Signatures #RSJC and 2011 Sweet Spot Rookie Signatures Variations #RSJC. The production on these were limited to 599 and 299.

I find these cards fascinating. The little plastic fake helmet thing is a funny gimmick. What interests me most is these helmets look nothing like the UH helmet. The color is not even right. Most of the cards in this series for other schools look very similar to the real thing. The UH helmet and some others don't.

I'm a UH traditionalist so I like the old skinny logo UH. But if we're going to deviate from what I consider the real UH helmet color and logo, it's interesting to really go out there and see some far out there variations. A white helmet instead of red? The wet cat instead of interlocking UH? Sacrilege.

Sweet Spot Rookie Signatures

Sweet Spot Rookie Signatures Variations

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