Category Archives: NFL

Skrepenak, Greg

Gameday 1992, #92

Cards: Action Packed Rookies 1992, Star Pics 1992, Gameday 1992
Acquired: TTM 2020, C/o Home
Sent: 10/14/20 Received: 7/12/21 (271 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Highly regarded OL out of the University of Michigan, played for the Wolverines from 1987- 91, starting 48 consecutive contests.

  • Over that period he was an offensive captain and a finalist for both the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award as a Senior.

  • Selected near the top of Round 2 by then then Los Angeles Raiders in 1992 who started him at tackle.

  • Played for the Raiders through 1995, however suffered from a variety of injuries and disagreements with the coaching staffs.

  • Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Carolina Panthers where he saw a renaissance blocking for the franchise in 1996-97 at guard.

  • Rejoined the Raiders in 99 but was released in camp and subsequently retired.

  • Played in 68 games, starting 56 contests.

Action Packed Rookies 1992, #12 Star Pics 1992, #37

ACCOLADES:

  • Michigan Wolverines All-Century Team

  • Carolina Panthers All-Time Team

NOTES:

Great cards here of Greg. It took a lot of digging to find his address but after cross referencing a few sources, and researching his success percentage, I decided to give him a shot on these cards. I rarely get the chance to shoot out Star Pics cards, so this one was a special treat to get back after an extended wait. I love how he signed his Action Packed card in between his two hands. Great placement there.

Harris, Leonard

Skybox Premium 1993-94, #254

Cards: SkyBox Impact 1993, Topps Stadium Club 1993, Skybox Premium 1993-1994
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 8/14 Received: 9/2 (19 days)
Failure: TTM 2014, C/o Home

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Leonard Harris was a speed merchant out of Texas Tech (1981-83), who played WR, KR and PR.

  • His best season for the Red Raiders came in 1983 when he posted 506 yards on 35 catches (2 TDs), 123 yards rushing on 13 carries, 346 yards and a TD on 26 punt returns, and 356 yards on 19 kick returns.

  • Territorial selection of the Denver Gold during the 1984 USFL draft. 

  • Led the Gold in receiving both years of the franchise’s existence.

  • Posted a career high 1432 yards on 101 receptions and 8 TD as he moved to slotback in 1985.

  • Joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1986, catching 3 passes for 52 yards.

  • Following season was a free agent signee of the Houston Oilers, where he spent the next 7 seasons. 

  • Finally emerged from the shadow of WR Drew Hill who left for Atlanta in 1992.

  • Caught 35 passes for 435 yards and 2 TDs in 7 starts, before the Oilers consummated their free agent poaching of WR Webster Slaughter off of the Cleveland Browns.

  • Played one final year in 1994 with the Falcons, reunited with Drew Hill and head coach Jerry Glanville.

NFL

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USFL

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Skybox Impact 1993, #127 Topps Stadium Club 1993, #431

NOTES:
I had been wanting to get Leonard for sometime, because I was always under the impression that he had no cards growing up. I went ahead and sent these same cards out in 2014- but got no response. It wasn’t until 2021 that I started seeing some responses from him and decided to try him again on these cards.

I always thought he got a bad rap after the departure of Drew Hill- and not enough time to become his heir apparent in Houston. I feel much more mixed now about getting his autograph now that the players from the Oilers franchise have abandoned the city of Houston in favor of their faux history from Tennessee.

Sauter, Cory

2000 Bowman Chrome, #143

Cards: Topps 2000, Bowman 2000
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o home
Sent: 8/5 Received: 8/23 (21 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Cory Sauter played quarterback from 1994-1997 for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

  • Took over starting duties in 1995, throwing for 2600 yards, completing out 60.4% of his passes, and 18 TDs.

  • 4 year totals at the school included 6834 total yards, 40 TDs, and a 57% completion average.

  • Signed with the Arizona Cardinals in 1998, and then joined the Lions in 1999.

  • In 2000, Cory played in the NFLE with the Barcelona Dragons.

  • A  traditional drop back passer, he connected on 62.6% of his targets for 6 TDs for the Dragons, but was sacked 18 times on 181 drop backs. 

  • He then spent 2001 to 2003 in between the Colts and Bears, seeing his only statistically captured action in 2002 with the Bears.

  • Since 2006, Cory has been in the coaching ranks in both college (Minnesota and SW Minnesota State), and in Europa with the Hamburg Sea Devils and Berlin Thunder.
Topps 2000, #351

NFLE

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NFL

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NOTES:

A bit of an underwhelming autograph but I’ll take it!