Thursday, July 23, 2009

Omar Jacobs

A couple of years ago I decided to take a chance on some upper end product and picked up a box of Ultimate Baseball and Ultimate Football.

Last night I was reading through Bad Wax and came across a story about ex-Pittsburgh Steelers Omar Jacobs failing in the NFL and doing well in Arena Football. It got me wondering how it is that a player that “played” for 3 different teams in 2006 and 2007 but never actually played for any of those teams actually made it in to so many different football card sets in 2006? Even worse is that he made it in to some upper end products such as Ultimate, Exquisite and National Treasure.

So reading the story got me thinking about my Ultimate experience, so I pulled out a binder I have sitting in my closet to see what I had pulled from the set and sure enough I was fortunate enough to pull a Omar Jacobs Ultimate Rookie Patch #/25. I look back now and think I should have skipped the box and instead picked up individual cards. This card and $3 and I could pick up an Iced Chai Latte at Starbucks.


  1. Honestly, he was expected to be Pittsburgh's backup after he was drafted which is why he was in so many sets. With his college accolades, it wasn't going to be a big shocker if he made it onto the Steelers.

    As for the card, is it available? I have an Omar Jacobs PC of almost 200 cards but I don't think I have this one. I will check when I get off work if it is available.

  2. Oops...I guess I actually have that one.