I had been wanting to get a few more Jaguars’ players autographs, and with very few of them who signed I thought I’d loop back and get Keenan, since I’d never gotten him TTM. Since I met him way back in 2012 or 2013 at Houston Fan Fest, I had developed a passing interest in Atomic and Playoff Contenders sets. The die cut gimmick with the large logo really got me, and the autographs look great on it so, it’s slowly become my 2001 favorite.
The Unknown Commodity card from Upper Deck was selected because it’s very much a card that emulated the zeitgeist of the era. Over the top large lettering as the background with an image on top of it. I mean, it’s not bad. Certainly catches the eye, but at the same time, feels dated and makes you smirk a bit.
McCardell has been enjoying a surge through the coaching ranks. After a stop at Maryland as the WR coach, as of 2022 he’s with the Minnesota Vikings in the same capacity.
Played both Defensive end positions over 4 years with Raiders.
Had 228 total tackles, 37 TFL, 16.5 sacks, 6 fumble recoveries, and 1 pick.
Signed with Bears in 2015, playing the next 3 seasons and 5 games.
Started just 2 games in 2015 (16 played) but recorded a career high 8 sacks.
Split 2017 between the Bears and Texans, playing 5 games for each team.
Signed with the Texans to help ailing defensive front, posting a sack, 7 tackles, 3 tackles for loss.
Also recorded first TD, returning a fumble 34 yards in his final game with the team.
I mean the evening wasn’t a total disaster at the bowling event. I was very excited when the Texans signed Lamarr to bolster their defensive front after JJ Watt went down with an injury. I thought he delivered, and in his final contest I thought the light really went on, but the franchise saw otherwise and cut him.
When I got his autograph on these cards, I asked him what happened and he told me that, “They told me I was too old.”
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.