Sell Favre Rookie Cards=Go to Jail

Jackson County, Miss. deputies have arrested a local man for burglary after he was caught trying to sell a quantity of what the sheriff’s department says were stolen Brett Favre rookie cards.

Jeffrey Holcomb

Sheriff Mike Byrd said Thursday that Jeffrey Lloyd Holcomb, 37, of Gautier, was trying to sell the Favre cards, which had been reported stolen in May of 2010.

The cards bearing the likeness of the future Hall of Famer from Kiln, Mississippi, had been stored a small safe with jewelry, silver coins and other items stolen from a storage unit in Gulf Park Estates last May.  There is no word on exactly which of Favre’s rookie cards–or how many–were taken.

Byrd said authorities had been looking to serve an arrest warrant on Holcomb since about a week after the burglary. He’s on probation for a previous commercial burglary conviction. This week, he was arrested by police in nearby Biloxi and is now in the Jackson County Adult Detention Center.

Favre’s most popular rookie card is the 1991 Topps Stadium Club, but  he appeared on several companies’ cards, brands and sets in 1991 and ’92.