There were a few choices you could have made for Super Bowl MVP this year but my personal favorite was a player who on offense may have only touched the ball maybe a half-dozen times. Percy Harvin changed the game around with his electrifying reverse early on the Seahawks’ first drive and then the kickoff return to begin the second half. Despite the best efforts to keep the ball away from Harvin, he still handled the kickoff and scampered untouched into the end zone.
Super Bowl XLVIII was exactly what the Minnesota Vikings were going for when they drafted him in 2009. Harvin suffered through all sorts of interesting football issues including a debilitating string of migraine headaches. A couple of other famed athletes known to have had similar issues were basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and former Denver Broncos star running back Terrell Davis. Davis, In fact, had a migraine attack during one of the Broncos’ Super Bowl appearances in the 1990’s and missed some of the game.
Harvin missed most of the 2013 season with an hip injury and finally was close to full strength to begin the Super Bowl and what a game to be healthy for. Needless to say, Harvin still has several years of being at or near peak efficiency and after showing he’s still got that blinding speed, he will be a force in football’s best division for several years to come.
So far, even his signed rookie cards really aren’t that expensive. Harvin first showed up on football cards four seasons ago and our eBay Card of the Day features this 2009 Percy Harvin Autographed Playoff Contenders Rookie.
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