The game is finally set and fans will be witnessing a great match-up of offense versus defense. When the Indianapolis Colts take on the Chicago Bears, all the media attention will be focused on players like Brian Urlacher, Rex Grossman, Peyton Manning and Adam Vinatieri. We have two weeks to discuss match-ups and every possible angle of how this game will play out, but it's about Rookie Cards and no year as been more exciting than 2006.
Only time will tell if this rookie class will win the argument as the best ever, but this year's Super Bowl will feature two of the most exciting rookies from this much heralded RC crop in Devin Hester and Joseph Addai.
Devin Hester finished the season with an NFL record for the most return touchdowns in a single season. He has a total of six, three punt returns, two kickoff returns and a record setting 108-yard missed field goal return. He finished the season as the ONLY rookie to make the All-Pro Team. After the Super Bowl lights dim, the former Hurricane will pack his bags and head to Hawaii for his first Pro-Bowl appearance.
Joseph Addai started the season behind names like Reggie Bush and Laurence Maroney, while splitting time with veteran running back Dominic Rhodes. When the season finally came to an end, it was Addai that finished as the only rookie to rush for over 1,000 yards. He finished the season with 1,081 yards rushing, 325 yards receiving and eight total touchdowns. Addai's 171 yard and four touchdown performance against the Eagles helped him earn the AFC Player of the Week Award in week 12.
Both Players could be found all year in Donruss Playoff products and Donruss Playoff continues to put the best rookies in their products.
Before Super Bowl XLI takes place, here's a look at the KEY ROOKIE CARDS for each player:
2006 Playoff National Treasures #144 RC
2006 Donruss Classics #138 RC
2006 Donruss Elite #142 RC
2006 Donruss Gridiron Gear #139 RC
2006 Donruss Threads #171 RC
2006 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia #239 AU/349 RC
2006 Leaf Limited #182 RC
2006 Leaf Rookies & Stars #222 RC
2006 Playoff Contenders #165 AU RC
2006 Playoff NFL Playoffs #103 RC
2006 Score #375 RC
2006 Score Select #375 RC
2006 Playoff National Treasures #107 RC
2006 Donruss Classics #114 RC
2006 Donruss Elite #173 RC
2006 Donruss Gridiron Gear #167 RC
2006 Donruss Threads #258 AU/100 RC
2006 Leaf Certified Materials #153 RC
2006 Leaf Limited #263 AU/100 RC
2006 Leaf Rookies & Stars #207 RC
2006 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia #152 RC
2006 Playoff Contenders #149 AU RC
2006 Playoff NFL Playoffs #83 RC
2006 Playoff Prestige #207 RC
2006 Score #377 RC
2006 Score Select #377 RC