Chicago Bears Players and Rookie Cards to Watch:
Brian Urlacher leads a defense that has an intimidating reputation as one of the league's best, but it faded down the stretch. To get past the Colts and their explosive offense, Urlacher and company will need points of their own. They could get them from their erratic quarterback, their late blooming running back or their big play guys on offense or special teams. Expect some of these players' cards to get hot if they do.
Indianapolis Colts Players and Rookie Cards to Watch:
Peyton Manning already got that much-discussed monkey off his back just by getting here, but he's not going to be satisfied with merely showing up. Everyone knows the Colts can score points with their numerous offensive options, yet they also have playmakers on the other side of the ball. Manning already commands plenty of attention from collectors, and one of these teammates is a good bet to join him if the Colts win.
Football Cards at the Super Bowl:
Even if collectors can't afford to attend the big game, there's still a reason for them to make a trip to Dolphin Stadium on Super Bowl weekend. The NFL Experience is host to the Topps Super Bowl XLI Card Show, where numerous exclusive goodies await.
What Chicago and Indianapolis Collectors Are Buying:
This is usually the time when interest in football cards winds down, but that's not the case for the two teams still in the hunt for the championship. Tuff Stuff spoke with dealers in Illinois and Indiana to find out exactly how the Super Bowl was pumping up business.