Category Archives: CFL

Williams, Marquise (3)

CARDS: Panini Prism 2016 Blue, Topps XFL 2020, Custom Card
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 10/27 RECEIVED: 3/13 (138 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

NOTES:

I can not remember if I got help from Mark (Mark’s Signing Bonus) on this one- but if I must give credit where it is due. Over the years we’ve collaborated so much and he’s been very helpful and encouraging all along the way.

I had been searching for Marquise to get him specifically on these cards. The Panini Prism card was one that I had hoped to get signed when he played for the AAF, but later I just went ahead and bought a base certified autograph of. – And of course the XFL 2020 one was something I wanted to get shortly after the set came out. Marquise signed the back of my card for him and returned it, which was nice of him, but it was intended for him- in case he ever wanted to visit the shrine.

Kauric, Jerry

Cards: 1990 Topps Traded, Score Supplemental 1990
Acquired: TTM 2022, C/o Home
Sent: 1/22 Received: 2/6 (14 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Signed by the Browns in mid 1990 after a prolific career kicking for the Edmonton Eskimos in the CFL.
  • Kicked 3 game winning field goals for squad that just took away 4 wins for year.
  • Kicked and punted for the Esks from 87-90.
  • Set CFL single season record with 227 points.
  • Kicked game winning kick with seconds remaining, to propel Esks to 75th Grey Cup 38-36 over the Toronto Argonauts in 87.
  • Went to camp with the Lions in 1991, but was released in camp due to broken foot.
  • Returned to Esks in 1991 and later played for Stampeders in same season.
  • Signed by Rams in 92 but couldn’t beat out Tony Zendejas in camp.
  • Joined the Ohio Glory of the World League for the 92 season.
  • Kicked game winning field goal against Galaxy to propel Glory to their only win of the season, 20-17.

ACCOLADES:

  • Windsor /Essex HoF 2017
  • CFL West All-Star 1988

NOTES:

I remember Jerry being one of the few players at the time that I had cards of for the Glory/ Riders preseason game. The dents on the corners of the Score Supplemental bear the scars of both the preseason game and the infamous Hail Storm Game. I never got Jerry, and put this card away for many years.

Later, when I was coming back to the hobby I put this card aside. I love the Score card, as it not only shows a great action shot of Jerry in a single bar face mask, which was quickly becoming a rarity back then, but also the dirt of Municipal Stadium. Great card.

NFL

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CFL

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Burse, Tony

Wild Card World League 1992, #46

CARD: Wild Card World League 1992
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 5/10 RECEIVED: 5/20 (10 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Fullback who played at Middle Tennessee State from 1983-86.
  • Led the way for the Blue Raiders’ rushing attack, paving the way for 3 1,000 yard rushers.
  • Led the team in receptions with 27 for 266 yards in 1985.
  • Was selected in the 12th round of the NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks in 1987.
  • Made the squad and saw time on special teams and sparingly on offense.
  • Was on and off the rosters of the Seahawks and Dolphins through the end of 1989.
  • Joined the WLAF in 1991 with the Sacramento Surge.
  • Paved the way in 1992 for Mike Pringle at RB, while catching 22 passes.
  • Played for the Arena Football League in 1993 and 94 (Detroit Drive/Massachusetts Marauders.
  • Then joined the CFL Sacramento Gold Miners during the 94 season.
  • When the franchise moved to San Antonio and became the Texans- Tony came along too.
  • Rushed for 304 yards (60 carries) and caught 30 passes for 291 yards.
  • Played the next three seasons for the Edmonton Eskimos.
  • Had a career high 59 yard gallop in 95, and a career high 11 rushing TDs in 96.
  • Split time the next three years, literally playing football fulltime between the Arena Football League and the CFL.
  • Joined the Arena Buffalo Destroyers franchise in the Spring of ’99, while playing for the Toronto Argonauts in the Fall.
  • Had a career high 431 yards rushing for the Argos that year.
  • Retired after the 2001 season.

NOTES:

Tony had a long and illustrious tapestry of different football leagues woven into the fabric of his career. I had been looking for him for a very long time but after retracing my steps I was finally able to locate him and add him on his Wild Card ’92 entry.

NFL

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WLAF

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CFL

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ARENA

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