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A couple months back, I stopped in at my local card shop to see how the owner was doing since his new baby was born--especially since my first was born right around the same time. While there, I noticed that some new football cards were in--including Bowman Draft Picks, which apparently replaced Topps Rookie Progression (which I didn't care for), which had replaced Topps Draft Picks & Prospects (which was actually a favorite of mine). I asked how the reaction had been, and he said mostly positive in his shop--although he admitted he didn't think it was that great.  I decided, "What the heck, it's been almost a year--why not grab a box." I wish I'd listened to him. I got all the big base cards (Stafford, Sanchez, Harvin, etc), and I got my two hits--an auto of...someone (that's how impressive it was--I think it was a 7th round pick), and a letter auto of Aaron Kelly. So how is it that I can remember Kelly (who was an undrafted free agent signed by the Falcons out of Clemson)? Well, I figured I already had invested in a full box--why not invest a little more, and do something I'd always wanted--assemble a full players name of letter patches.  So, after a couple of weeks of playing around on eBay and assembling the best deals I could, this is what I put together:
Aaron Kelly Bowman Letter Patches

Aaron Kelly Bowman Letter Patches

I figured, what the heck--it's a short name, I got all the patches for $10 or less, and who knows--maybe the guy will turn into something.  He is a 6-5, 205 pound WR who apparently was impressive at Clemson, and apparently has some skills. Of course, I did find out he was waived today--although speculation is pretty strong that he will be brought back to the Falcons practice squad, if he clears waivers... [phpbay]2009 bowman draft picks, 4, "", ""[/phpbay]