Category Archives: NFL

LaChapelle, Sean

Classic Draft Picks 1993, #47

CARDS: Classic 1993, Pro Set 1993, Pro Line 1997
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 1/17/22 RECEIVED: 2/26/22 (40 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Caught 142 passes for 2,027 yards with 14 touchdowns over college career at UCLA.
  • As a junior set single season school record with 68 catches for 987 yards and 11 TDs.
  • At the time, also finished as school’s all-time leading receiver with 130 catches.
  • Selected in the 5th round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams.
  • Saw action in 10 games, catching 2 passes for 23 yards.
  • Cut after the following preseason in 1994.
  • Largely disillusioned with his experience in the NFL Sean sat out ’94 and ’95.
  • He returned to football in 1996, joining the Scottish Claymores of the World League.
  • Had a banner season, catching 47 passes for 1023 yards, a 21.8 yard average and 7 TDs.
  • Returned stateside and later was a late season pickup of the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Caught 27 passes for 422 yards and 2 TDs.

ACCOLADES:

  • World League MVP 1996

NOTES:

When I started expanding the WLAF shrine to include the NFLE/ Europa, I immediately started looking for players who had cards that played for franchises that may not have been represented on their European teams.

As I was digging through the Claymores rosters, I found that Sean had quite a few cards, and I felt very inspired by his Classic ’93 entry. I picked up both that and his 93 Pro Set and sent them out to an address I found. (Sean’s last name obviously is not very common.)

He responded in a bit over a month, signing not only his cards, but including the Proline as an extra, included a business card promoting his Youtube channel and wrote on the envelope, “God Bless your work,” -I am assuming in reference to my ongoing quest to honor as many WLAF/ NFLE/ Europa players with their autograph and adding them to my shrine.

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Crossman, Danny (2)

Pro Set 1991, #708

CARD: Pro Set 1991
ACQUIRED: TTM 2020, C/o The Miami Dolphins
SENT: 9/23 RECEIVED: 11/28 (66 Days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

NOTES:

Way, way back in 2010, I got Dan on a few cards care of the Lions where he was coaching. Almost immediately after gorging on four cards, I realized that there was this Pro Set 1991 MVP card that I had never gotten or recall seeing from my early days of collecting. I picked a copy up and held onto it for about 10 years before sending out to him again- just on the off chance another card I’d never seen before would appear.

In the meantime, Danny continued to build his coaching resume, working with the Bills from 2013 to 2018, and since then at his current stop with the Miami Dolphins.

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.