Who is this? Patriots' Wide Receiver Wes Welker. What is this? An autograph card from 2008 Upper Deck Draft Edition. Where'd I get it? I got this card signed by Wes Welker during Patriots' training camp in 2008. How much did it cost? I think I paid about 50 cents for the card in 2008, which is far more than I would spend on it now, but seemed like a good deal at the time.
Why is this so special? From a signature perspective, this autograph is crap. Wes Welker's signature is essentially W W 83.
Nevertheless, Welker has been a tremendously productive and important part of New England's offense since he joined the team in 2007. Although the Patriots have not won a Super Bowl during his time with the team, he has become Tom Brady's go to receiver and was a Pro Bowler in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
Hopefully the Patriots can reverse their playoff skid in 2011 and finally find their way back to the Super Bowl. If they do so, there is no doubt that it will be due, at least in part, to the consistent excellence of Wes Welker.
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