Heisman Candidates Thomas, Barkley, Bridgewater, Boyd, Lattimore & Murray NOW TRADING
Max Browne (USC QB) 2013 Leaf Army All-American
Sporting News says: "Browne threw for 4,526 yards and 49 TDs as a senior in Sammamish, Wash., and was the top pro-style quarterback prospect in his class. The 6-5 early enrollee has drawn accolades for his work so far at USC."
Greg Bryant (NOTRE DAME RB) 2013 Leaf Army All-American
Sporting News says: "A starter since the eighth grade at Delray Beach(Fla.) American Heritage High, the 5-11, 196-pound Bryant was the nation's #6 running back, according to the 247Composite."
Derrick Green (MICHIGAN RB) 2013 Leaf Army All-American
Sporting News says: "The 6-0, 220-pound five-star prospect out of Richmond (Va.) Hermitage High will have a chance to play immediately in Ann Arbor. A U.S. Army All-American who ranked as the nation's #4 running back overall, according to the 247Composite, Green ran for 1,350 yards and 21 touchdowns as a prep senior."
Derrick Henry (ALABAMA RB) 2013 Leaf Army All-American
Sporting News says: "Henry, a 6-4, 250-pound freak athlete from Yulee (Fla.), shattered the national high school rushing record with 12,212 career yards."
Jaylon Smith (NOTRE DAME OLB) 2013 Leaf Army All-American
Sporting News says: "rANKED BY THE 247Composite as the nation's #1 outside linebacker and #2 prospect overall, the 6-3, 218-pound Smith won Indiana's Mr. Football Award after leading Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers High to four straight state championships."
Thomas Tyner (OREGON RB) 2013 Leaf Army All-American
Sporting News says: "There may not be a more physically gifted prospect in the country than the 5-11, 200-pound Tyner. He has world-class track speed and rushed for 644 yards and 10 touchdowns in a single game as a senior at Beaverton (Ore.) Aloha."
For the first time ever, thePit is making a market in a broad selection of cards featuring some of college football's biggest stars. Included are six of the 15 frontrunners for the Heisman Trophy, as ranked in the ESPN Experts' Poll on September 18th. With two exceptions, all of these cards come from the Razor (2009 & 2010) and Leaf (2011 & 2012) U.S. Army All-American Bowl sets. These high-quality sets offer the only legitimate, licensed cards available for most of these college players. The 2011 and 2012 sets feature especially limited quantities. The full list of 25 cards follows. Click on the bold names below to see prices.
The Matt Barkley card, from the September issue of Sports Illustrated for Kids (cover price: $4.99) will be traded in "uncirculated" sheet form only, attached to the other eight cards on the sheet. These include Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas (first card) and NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving.
Q U A R T E R B A C K S
Andrew Luck (COLTS) 2012 Leaf Yellow-bottom card pictures him in 2008 HS All-American game.
Matt Barkley (USC) 2012 Sports Illustrated Ranked #3 Heisman candidate by SI.
Aaron Murray (Georgia) 2009 Razor Ranked #5 Heisman candidate by Sports Illustrated.
A.J. McCarron (Alabama) 2009 Razor Leads #1 Alabama with 7 TDs and no picks.
Tajh Boyd (Clemson) 2009 Razor Has completed 73% of passes for #10 Tigers.
Logan Thomas (Virginia Tech) 2009 Razor 6'6" 262-pounder passed for 3K yards, scored 11 rush TDs in '11.
Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville) 2011 Leaf Completing 82% of passes as true sophomore, with no INTs.
J.W. Walsh (Oklahoma St.) 2011 Leaf 6 TDs & only 1 INT for 2-1 Cowboys.
Gunner Kiel (Notre Dame) 2012 Leaf #2-ranked QB in HS Class of 2012 will redshirt for Irish.
Bubba Starling (K.C. Royals) 2011 Leaf 39 passing TDs as HS QB, now KC farmhand as OF.
R U N N I N G .. B A C K S
Bryce Brown (Philadelphia Eagles) 2009 Razor Won 2008 Hall Trophy as top H.S. Player in U.S.
Marcus Lattimore (S. Carolina) 2010 Razor Ranked #6 Heisman candidate by Sports Illustrated.
Silas Redd (USC) 2010 Razor Penn St. transfer leads 'SC in rushing yards & TDs.
George Atkinson III (Notre Dame) 2011 Leaf Son of famous Raider Safety is averaging 9.5 yards per carry.
Malcolm Brown (Texas) 2011 Leaf Leads 3-0 Longhorns with 238 yards (6.4 ypc).
James Wilder (Florida St.) 2011 Leaf 4 rushing TDs for #4 Seminoles.
De'Anthony Thomas (Oregon) 2011 Leaf Ranked #2 Heisman candidate by Sports Illustrated (& owns 9/24 SI Cover)
Kenny Hilliard (LSU) 2011 Leaf 6 rushing TDs for #2 Tigers.
T.J. Yeldon (Alabama) 2012 Leaf Leads 'Bama with 191 rushing yards (6.4 avg) as true freshman.
Barry Sanders (Stanford) 2012 Leaf Technically not a "Junior" but seems to have Papa's moves.
Sony Michel (High School) 2011 Leaf HS Junior has been playing Varsity ball since 8th Grade!
R E C E I V E R S
Robert Woods (USC) 2010 Razor Considered by many the best WR prospect for 2013 NFL Draft.
Kyle Prater (Northwestern) 2010 Razor 6'5" USC transfer was ranked #3 overall among '10 recruits by Rivals.com.
Sammy Watkins (Clemson) 2011 Leaf Third-ever true freshman 1st Team AP All-American (Herschel, Adrian Peterson).
Dorial Green-Beckham (Missouri) 2012 Leaf 6'6" 220 pass-catcher was ranked #1 overall recruit in Athlon 100.
** RG3, Luck, Blackmon & Richardson Highlight 2012 Topps Football Rookie Cards NOW TRADING **
ThePit is making a market in eight Rookie Cards from the recently released 2012 Topps NFL Football set. Click on the bold player names below for pictures and prices for these cards.
Five Rookie Quarterbacks in starting roles:
Andrew Luck 2012 Topps RC (Colts -- #1 Overall Pick)
Robert Griffin III 2012 Topps RC (Redskins -- #2 Pick)
Ryan Tannehill 2012 Topps RC (Dolphins -- #8 Pick)
Brandon Weeden 2012 Topps RC (Browns -- #22 Pick)
Russell Wilson 2012 Topps RC (Seahawks -- 3rd Round Pick)
The Top Two Receivers in the Draft:
Justin Blackmon 2012 Topps RC (Jaguars -- #5 Pick)
Michael Floyd 2012 Topps RC (Cardinals -- #13 Pick)
. . . and the Top Running Back in the Class of 2012:
Trent Richardson 2012 Topps RC (Browns -- #3 Pick)
** ThePit launches Vintage Trading with Pete Rose **
ThePit has long been the most efficient site for trading of speculative rookie cards. Now, thePit is expanding into the trading of certain high-demand vintage cards, and it begins the venture with baseball legend Pete Rose, the all-time record holder for career hits, games and at-bats. ThePit is now making a market in all 25 of Rose's regular-edition Topps cards from his playing days (1963-1987). ThePit trades Pete's 1963 rookie in PSA 7, his 1964-1976 cards in PSA 8, and his 1977-1987 cards in PSA 9. Click on each card listing below for pictures and pricing:
Pete Rose 1963 Topps RC #537 PSA 7
Pete Rose 1964 Topps #125 PSA 8
Pete Rose 1965 Topps #207 PSA 8
Pete Rose 1966 Topps #30 PSA 8
Pete Rose 1967 Topps #430 PSA 8
Pete Rose 1968 Topps #230 PSA 8
Pete Rose 1969 Topps #120 PSA 8
Pete Rose 1970 Topps #580 PSA 8
Pete Rose 1971 Topps #100 PSA 8
Pete Rose 1972 Topps #559 PSA 8
Pete Rose 1973 Topps #130 PSA 8
Pete Rose 1974 Topps #300 PSA 8
Pete Rose 1975 Topps #320 PSA 8
Pete Rose 1976 Topps #240 PSA 8
Pete Rose 1977 Topps #450 PSA 9
Pete Rose 1978 Topps #20 PSA 9
Pete Rose 1979 Topps #650 PSA 9
. . . and more PSA 9 cards for 1980 to 1987.