Monday, December 11, 2023

2023 Card-vent Calendar: December 11

December 11, 2023:
1998 Topps #HG12 Dorsey Levens Hidden Gems
This is a really great idea for an insert set, especially seeing as how, in recent years especially, teams are finding crucial roster pieces in the latter rounds of the draft.  Look no further than Brock Purdy, who has gone from Mr. Irrelevant to MVP candidate in under two years.

Dorsey Levens fits the description, too.  As a 4th rounder, he wasn't that far down the board, but the Packers built a scheme around his strengths and turned him into the lead run option for a Super Bowl champion.  Dorsey's signature game was the 1996 NFC Championship against Carolina, where he gained 88 rushing yards and 117 through the air, just a monster performance.
This card has a cool look, with a rainbow-colored title design that absolutely pops.  Levens doesn't get talked about as much as some of the SB XXXI Packers, but he was instrumental to their success.  The surprising Pack has a game against the Giants tonight on Monday Night Football, so get ready to cheer them to victory.


  1. That was a fun game! (Maybe not for you though)

  2. Loved watching Levens and Henderson in the backfield of those 90's Packers teams. Nice looking card. Looks like there's a Chrome refractor version. Bet that card looks pretty cool too.