Barry Sanders Signed Rookie Card
This is a 1989 Topps Traded Rookie Card #83T that has been signed by Barry Sanders!
Sanders was a Pro Bowl invitee in each of his ten NFL seasons and two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year, Sanders led the league in rushing yards four times and established himself as one of the most elusive runners in pro football with his quickness and agility.
In 2007, he was ranked by NFL Network's NFL Top 10 series as the most elusive runner in NFL history, and was also voted the greatest short player of all time as well as being placed #1 on the list of the greatest players never to play in a Super Bowl. He is regarded as one of the greatest running backs in NFL history, and is often regarded as the greatest running back of the modern era.
The signature was graded a Gem Mint 10 by Beckett. It has been certified authentic by Beckett Authentication (BAS) and comes encapsulated in their tamper-proof holder.
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