Category Archives: CFL

Artis-Payne, Cameron (2)

CARD: Tops XFL 2020
ACQUIRED: 2020, Box Break


  • See Also Cameron Artis-Payne
  • Cameron played sparingly for the Panthers through the 2019 campaign.
  • He’d be selected by the Dallas Renegades of the XFL 2020.
  • Artis-Payne worked his way into the starter role rushing for 241 yards (41 carries), 2 TDs, as well as 23 receptions for 101 yards before the league folded.
  • In 2021, he signed with the Montreal Alouettes.
  • Rushed for 225 yards on 45 carries and a TD in 5 contests.


When Cameron was selected by the Renegades, I knew they were getting a great change of pace back. I was equally surprised that he was available to the XFL based on his previous light NFL experience.

Hunter, Kendall

Upper Deck College Legends 2011, #87

CARD: Upper Deck College Legends 2011
ACQUIRED: EBay, 2020


  • Kendall Hunter played college ball for the OSU Cowboys from 2007-10.
  • In both 2008 and 2010 he rushed for over 1,500 yards, and had over 20 catches.
  • He was named as a finalist for the Doak Walker Award in his senior season, and finished his career with 4,181 yards and 37 TDs on 708 carries.
  • Due primarily to his size, 5’7″, 199, Hunter wouldn’t be selected until the 3rd round of the 2011 draft by the San Fransisco 49ers.
  • During his time in the league from 2011-2015, Hunter saw action in 45 contests, starting 1 in his rookie year.
  • He had a career high 473 yards on 112 carries and 16 catches for 195 yards.
  • Used primarily as a 3rd down or as a change of pace back, Kendall ran for 1202 yards on 262 carries for the 9ers.
  • Was released after the 2014 season, when he spent the entire year on IR due to a knee injury.
  • Signed with the Saints in 2015, late in the year to spell injured Mark Ingram.
  • Briefly joined the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL in 2017, but retired soon thereafter.


Who knows how Kendall would’ve performed if he was shoved into a role with a team that used him as a primary back in a run n shoot or spread set up? He definitely had a set of wheels on him, and some great college number to prove it.


King, Emanuel

CARDS: Wild Card World League 1992, Ultimate WL 1992
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 7/29 RECEIVED: 8/12 (14 days)
FAILURE: TTM 2015, C/o Work


  • Emanuel King played college football at the University of Alabama from 1981-84.
  • A tweener ahead of his time, Emanuel could play DE or OLB, garnering 53 tackles and 5 sacks in his senior season for the Crimson Tide.
  • A first round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in ’85, and also a first round pick of the Birmingham Stallions of the rival USFL.
  • He opted to play for the Bengals, and in ’86 led the team with 9 sacks.
  • In 1987, King started 12 games and had 4 sacks.
  • Shortly before the 1988 season, he was suspended and replaced in the lineup by Leon White.
  • In 1989, King signed with the Raiders, dressing for 3 contests.
  • After some time away from the sport, Emanuel resurfaced with the World League in 1992, playing right defensive end for the Montreal Machine.
  • On the season he’d rack up 4.5 sacks in the Machine’s 3-4 alignment.
  • With the WL going on hiatus after the 92 season, King joined the Sacramento Gold Miners of the CFLUSA invasion.
  • He’d finish his career with Sacramento, playing in 5 contests, posting 4 tackles and 2 sacks.
  • Returned to Alabama and went into high school coaching.


I had lucked out on Emanuel back in 2015, but I swear I had tried more than one time. I guess it was good that I waited because not only did I need him on his Wild Card and Ultimate card- he appears on the back of the Montreal Machine’s team card for the Ultimate set as well. (They used the photo from the back of his Ultimate 1992 base card for the team stats card.) I didn’t see it until right before I sent it out. I didn’t mind that he signed the back of that card, but when I also got his Wild Card back signed on the back I just… ugh. Oh well! Nice to get him though!