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The Only Football Card I Want This Year Is . . . by Tracy Hackler

I’ve gone on record countless times pledging my undying love for the Denver Broncos, so I wasn’t really surprised when the texts started rolling in hotly and heavily a few minutes ago when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the Broncos had indeed made the pick of the draft in my heavily biased opinion — legendary Florida QB Tim Tebow with the 25th overall pick.

Amid the euphoria and giddiness I felt reading all of them (I can only imagine what Tebow himself must be going through), one text in particular stood out above all the others. It was the one from Carlos Torrez, Panini America‘s Football Product Development Director, that had a picture attached.

Captured in the picture was a suddenly historic NFL card, a true 1/1 that I’ll never own: The postcard Commissioner Goodell read announcing the Broncos’ selection of Tebow.

I sent Torrez a return text asking if he’d be interested in trading it to me. Alas, he said it belonged to some lucky kid sitting next to him. I pleaded with Torrez to ask the kid what he wanted for it. His response: “A million dollars. Seriously, $1 million.”

Wonder if the kid will put me on a payment plan . . .

Tracy Hackler is the editorial director for Beckett Media. Have a comment or question? Send an e-mail to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.


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There’s one redemption that would go over well–give those bad boys out in packs!

Comment by Paul

HAHAHAHAH! Congrats to you and the Broncos, man! Phase 1: complete

Comment by Ken R.

First Maurice Clarett, now Timmy Tebow. Wasted picks.

Comment by President Obama

[…] So Tim Tebow got drafted in the first round after all. As they say, the proof is in the pudding. In this case, it’s on Commissioner Goodell’s cue card which can be yours for only $1 million. (The Beckett Blog) […]

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