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Poll: The Sean Canfield Football Card Conundrum by Tracy Hackler

The New Orleans Saints parted ways with Oregon State rookie quarterback Sean Canfield earlier this week, cutting the seventh-round pick on Tuesday in the name of readying the final 53-man roster.

Canfield, it should be noted, finished his first career NFL training camp with three carries, minus-3 yards rushing and 135 different trading cards. In fact, it is Canfield’s two most recent releases – Rookie Cards in 2010 Topps and 2010 Panini Threads – that got us into a poll frame of mind.

Apparently, the 239th player taken in the 2010 NFL Draft was a mandatory checklist inclusion deep into the summer. How else to explain Topps giving Canfield a suspect airbrush job (he’s wearing a faux Saints uniform while throwing an Oregon State football) and Panini America settling for a backpacking-in-the-parking-lot picture?

So, we wanted to know what fellow football collectors thought about that.


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How about D) What on Earth is the 239th pick in the NFL Draft doing on 135 different football cards?

Comment by Chris Harris

We have a winner!

Comment by Tracy Hackler

Sean Canfield is the man! I can’t believe the Saints cut him, I really hope he finds another team. I’m gonna miss him at OSU! Go Beavs!

Comment by Richie Sliwinski

They couldn’t have him with a college action shot because of UD having the CLC exclusive. So if they are going to photoshop the logos out of a college pic, might as well make it a Saints pic.

It’s really not that difficult kiddies. Just use your brain for a second. Rubes…

Comment by AG

i personally cant stand these fake airbrush jobs. wish they would use real pics all the time. they never did this back in the 50’s and 60’s and 70’s did they ?

Comment by Anonymous

They did it all the time in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Comment by Bob Loblaw

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