Before “The People’s Elbow,” prior to his run as “The Most Electrifying Man In Sports Entertainment,” and years before he became the biggest movie star on the planet, Dwayne Jonson was a college football player at the University of Miami. He played on some good Hurricanes’ teams, but was injured often and never really made the type of impact he hoped for.
But that doesn’t mean his college rookie card isn’t valuable. In fact, on Super Bowl Sunday, “The Rock” learned his Canes card sold for $45,000. A humbled Johnson took to Twitter to comment on it. “This story of how my UNIV of MIAMI football card’s value continues to rise has become so surreal to me,” he captioned the Instagram photo. “Playing in the @NFL was my dream and playing in the Super Bowl was my even bigger dream. Of course, neither dream came true for me but years later… On SUPER BOWL Sunday my rookie card gets sold for 45K!! Congrats to the winning bidder.”
If you know anything about sports cards, this one was made by Bumblebee Seafood, is perforated, and graded PSA Gem Mint 10.
“I never made it as a player to the big dance, so this humbling irony is not lost on me one bit,” The Rock tweeted.
While he didn’t make it to the NFL, I’m guessing he’s okay with that. He did have a cup of coffee in the Canadian Football League, he won a national championship with the Canes, and he didn’t suffer any debilitating injuries from playing football.
So all good!