Tinsley, Derrick ‘Bup’

VGF 2006

CARD: VGF 2006
ACQUIRED: TTM 2020, C/o Work
SENT: 4/3 RECEIVED: 8/1 (128 Days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played college ball for the Tennessee Volunteers from 2001-04.
  • Split time at RB and WR over career.
  • Best year came in 2002, totalling 458 yards from scrimmage, (202 rushing, 256 receiving and 5 TDs).
  • During the 4th quarter in a game against Georgia in 2002, caught a pass for a TD (33 yards), and threw one to Jason Witten (5 yards).
  • Spent time on the Atlanta Falcons practice squad in 2005.
  • Allocated to the Frankfurt Galaxy for 2006.
  • As of this post is currently a High School Football coach.

NOTES:

Derrick actually reached out to me and friended me on Facebook. He then signed and sent back to this card after we talked about the NFLE for a bit.

Perry, William ‘The Fridge’ (2)

Upper Deck Legends 1997, #156

Cards: Upper Deck Legends 1997, Upper Deck College Legends 2011
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 6/8 Received: 7/1 (31 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

NOTES:

I had been circling the wagons since I got The Fridge back in 2012 at the beginning of that year. I ran into these two immediate set needs that his gracefully signed. Thankfully this time he didn’t use a fading sharpie on these two gems.

Upper Deck College Legends 2011, #69

McCoy, Mike (DL)

Card: Cinemark Memorabilia
Acquired: 2021, Future Considerations

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Was a dominant defensive lineman playing for Notre Dame from 1966-1969 finishing 6th in Heisman voting in 1969.
  • Second overall pick of the 1970 draft by the Green Bay Packers.
  • A massive player at the time (6’5″, 290), McCoy’s overall size and strength were his greatest attributes, allowing him to clog the middle of the line.
  • Played both DT and NT.
  • Started day 1 of his rookie year and was named the team’s rookie of the year.
  • Led the team in sacks in both 1973 and 1976.
  • Played for the Raiders (1977/78), Giants (79/80) and the Detroit Lions (1980).

ACCOLADES:

  • Erie, PA Pro Hall of Fame
  • Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame

NOTES:

My friend Lance now goes back about 10 years. We met through Fanmail and then later hung out at Houston Fan Fest in 2012. We occasionally meet up for events, with the last one being at the Houston Roughnecks/ Tampa Bay Vipers scrimmage. He’s one of the few that gets it, and we bling each other up out of the blue, such as with this Mike McCoy autograph here.

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