After I had received my autographs from Tim mangled in the mail back in 2012-ish, I decided to give him another shot in 2022. He still had quite a few cards that I had wanted to get signed, and some great set needs that appeared after the fact.
Although his Action Packed 1992 was not a set need, it’s a beautiful action shot of him playing with his notable reckless abandon, amazingly after his broken leg in Super Bowl XXIII left him with a metal rod down his leg. There’s a lot of great detail in the photo, with even a ‘waterboy’s’ face slightly out of focus- but watching in awe alongside a Bengals player.
Wes Chandler WR at Florida from 1974 to 1977 posting 93 receptions for 1994 yards and 22 TDs.
Also moonlighted rushing the ball 61 times for 353 yards and 6 TDs in his Senior campaign, finishing 10th in Heisman voting.
Selected 3rd overall in the first round of the 78 draft by the New Orleans Saints.
Had 1069 yards on 65 receptions, including a career long 85 yard long the following year.
Traded during the 1981 season to San Diego.
Chandler finished out the year with 1142 yards on 69 receptions.
In 1982 led NFL during strike shortened season with 1032 yards and 9 TDs in just 8 games.
Had career high 1199 yards and 10 TDs in 1985.
After the 1987 season, joined the 49ers for final year in 88 playing in 4 games.
Has seen extensive time coaching in a variety of leagues including the Orlando Thunder, UCF, Rhein Fire, Frankfurt Galaxy, Berlin Thunder, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, New York Sentinels, and the California Golden Bears.
Briefly served as the commissioner of the MLFB before it reorganized in 2017.
Earned Pro Bowl Honors in 79, 82, 83, and 85
First Team All Pro 1982
San Diego Chargers 40th All-Time Team
San Diego Chargers 50th All-Time Team
San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame
University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
Chandler has been overlooked by the Pro Football Hall of Fame numerous times, primarily due to the fact that he played during the dead ball era.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.