What Is Brock Lesnar Worth Now? About $30

Long gone are the days that I gave two hoots about a pack of trading cards, regardless of the sport.

However, I recently tripped across this article detailing Brock Lesnar’s brief stint in purple (and Jared Allen’s number).

A trip down memory lane is never really a bad thing.  Okay, as Viking fans, a trip down memory lane actually is almost always a bad thing… but I promise this one is more fun than anything.

And, besides, if you haven’t given up your love for football cards like I have, then maybe a Brock Lesnar rookie card is just what you need to brighten your day.

Here is the article from The Cardboard Connecton:

Before Jared Allen, another larger than life personality wearing the number 69 lined up at Defensive End for the Minnesota Vikings. In 2004, following Wrestlemania XX, current UFC Heavy Weight Champion Brock Lesnar gave pro football a shot. Ever since his wrestling days at the University of Minnesota in the late 90’s, Lesnar had dreamed of one day taking his “talents” to the National Football League.During his brief stint as an NFL Defensive End, Lesnar’s WWE “showmanship” was well received by the fans, but was viewed as a sign of disrespect by fellow NFL players. Lesnar’s intensity led to several “in the heat of moment” fights.

During a scrimmage against the Kansas City Chiefs, Lesnar nearly caused an all out brawl after laying out Chiefs’ QB Damon Huard. Interestingly, Jared Allen was a Rookie Defensive End on that very same Chiefs team, having been taken in the 4th Round out of Idaho State in 2004 Draft. Like Lesnar, Allen was also trying to prove he belonged in the NFL.

After briefly playing in the preseason, the 6’4″ 290 pound Lesnar was cut by the Vikings, ending his NFL Career. He was later offered a chance to refine his skills in NFL Europe, but turned the opportunity down because it would take him too far away from home (Minnesota). Several years later, the decorated NCAA and WWE Wrestler would reappear in a sport known as Mixed Martial Arts, the rest is history.

Fortunately for Brock Lesnar fans, his football days were captured on cardboard. Below are the four 2004 Brock Lesnar Football Rookie Cards from his brief stint as an NFL pass rusher.

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One Response to “What Is Brock Lesnar Worth Now? About $30”

  1. I remember that well. I was really pulling for Lesnar to make the team. He’s a freak of an athlete. It would’ve probably taken him some time to learn the game, but I felt that they could have used him as a pass rusher right away on obvious passing downs and he would’ve had an impact. Then he could’ve been learning the rest of the game in practice with the team.

    At the time we pretty much had crap for pass rushing.

    Obviously that’s all changed now anyway.

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