Card: Upper Deck Legends 1997
Acquired: Ebay, 2020
TTM 2022, C/o Home
Sent: 1/2 Received: 3/5 (61 days)*
- Incredible speedster and track man at Northwestern State.
- Second round pick of the Miami Dolphins in 82.
- Saw little action his rookie season partially due to the NFL strike.
- Posted first 1000 yard season following year on 51 catches, scoring 10 TDs.
- Had a career high 71 receptions in 1984 to go along with 1306 yards receiving.
- Had a career high in receiving yards (1313) and TDs (11) in 1986.
- Cracked the 1000 yard plateau one final time in 1991 with 1085 yards.
- After being cut following the 92 season, Mark played one final season in 1994 for the Miami Hooters of the Arena Football League.
- Pro Bowl 1983
- Pro Bowl 1984
- Pro Bowl 1986
- All- Pro 1983
- All-Pro 1984
- League’s longest reception from scrimmage 1986 (85 yards)
- Dolphins Honor Roll 2003
- At the time of his retirement was the Dolphins all-time receiving yardage leader at 8,869 yards.
- 2005 N-Club Hall of Fame (Northwestern State University)
Duper along with WR Mark Clayton formed the famous ‘Marks Brothers’ that gave opposing defenses fits. Duper was well known for wearing the single bar helmet throughout his career. He was diagnosed with CTE in 2013.
Mark only recently started signing through the mail, so I went ahead and picked up his certified via EBay back in 2020. Later when I saw successes flood in with a donation in early 2022, I launched out these two other cards.