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Move over Ken Griffey, Jr. — there’s a new card king. (Photo courtesy Beth Stout)

It’s a piece of Coupeville history.

Sean Toomey-Stout has become, as far as I can tell, the first former Wolf athlete to grace a trading card.

“The Torpedo” is part of a collection of active University of Washington football players being sold through Jacksons Food Stores.

Packs, which contain 14 cards, retail for $12.99 and went up for purchase in mid-December.

The collection, which features U-Dub players, head coach Kalen DeBoer, and mascot Harry the Husky, is made possible by the NCAA’s Name, Image, and Likeness program.

While most Wolf fans will have to hit up stores — the closest Jacksons to Whidbey is located in Marysville — Sean’s family found the hard-hitting walk-on wonder stashed in their Christmas stockings.

Maya’s twin brother, who once had a deer block for him on a kick return touchdown during his Coupeville days, has played in five games this season, recording seven tackles.

The Huskies, boasting a 10-2 record, play Texas Dec. 29 in the Alamo Bowl.

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Sean Toomey-Stout, ready for his closeup.

Soon, you can add a Coupeville grad to your trading card collection, stashing Sean Toomey-Stout next to your Ken Griffey, Jr. rookie card.

If you’re willing to put some work in to track one down, that is.

Toomey-Stout and his University of Washington football teammates are part of a “professionally designed, printed, and packaged trading card set,” which will be sold exclusively through Jacksons Food Stores.

While there are many locations across the state, the closest of those to Whidbey Island, however, is Marysville.

Packs, which go on sale in mid-December, contain 14 cards and retail for $12.99.

Every Husky player is featured, along with head coach Kalen DeBoer and mascot Harry the Husky.

One out of every 10 packs also include a bonus limited-edition, autographed card featuring U-Dub stars such as Michael Penix, Jr. and Rome Odunze.

The trading card set is possible because of the NCAA’s Name, Image, and Likeness program.

Jacksons Food Stores, founded by John D. Jackson in 1975, has grown from a single service station into a chain of 300+ convenience stores across seven states.

A list of Washington state stores where Toomey-Stout might be lurking inside a pack of Husky cards in a few weeks can be found here:


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