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Ragans, Bill

Ultimate World League 1992, #36

CARD: Ultimate World League 1992 Galaxy Team Card
ACQUIRED: TTM 2019, C/o Home
SENT: 10/7/19 RECEIVED: 7/12/21 (644 DAYS)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played for FSU at Strong Safety from 1987-90.
  • Compiled 166 total tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 6 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 12 pass breakups and 1 pick.
  • A dangerous special teamer, returned a punt 32 yards for TD in 87 scoring a TD against Mississippi State.
  • Blocked 3 kicks in 1990.
  • Went unselected in 1991 NFL Draft but signed with the Seahawks.
  • Injured knee and rehabbed it while coaching HS football.
  • Played in 1992 for the World League’s Frankfurt Galaxy, recording 1 sack before reinjuring knee.
  • Opted to retire and follow his passion into coaching and has had stops across the high school and college ranks.

NOTES:

I have to get creative on some of these Ultimate cards since they do not have the player name on them. I realized that since the player’s numbers were at my fingertips, I could probably locate the actual player on the card. With a 2 on the right pad and a 9 on the left- I was able to trace down 29 as Bill Ragans. From there it was a simple internet search to locate the best fit for the name.

Bill responded in a bit under 2 years. He apologized for the wait as this one had gotten lost on his desk. He asked me to send a few more for his collection, to which I was happy to fulfil for him.

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McLemore, Chris

Wild Card World League 1992, #76

Card: Wild Card World League 1992
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 7/26 Received: 8/16 (21 days)
Failure: TTM 2017, C/o Home

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Over 5 years, Chris McLemore split time with Colorado (1982/83) and Arizona (1985/86).
  • Finished his college career with 908 yards on 212 carries, rumbling for 11 TDs.
  • While compiling the bulk of his catches in 82, Chris also had 61 career receptions for 481 yards and a TD.
  • 11th round selection of the Los Angeles Raiders in 1987.
  • Cut by Raiders after 3 contests, he then saw action in 2 starts for the Colts, rushing for 58 yards on 17 carries.
  • Was on the roster of the LA Raiders for an additional 7 contests in 1988. 
  • Appeared in the World League in 1992 playing for the New York/New Jersey Knights.
  • Rushed for 230 yards on 50 carries for the Knights.
  • Also turned a screen pass against the Galaxy into a 67 yard TD.

NOTES:

I had failed on Chris way back in 2017 using his old address. I had the envelope sitting around and found a new address recently and decided to give him a try. I thought that the NY/NJ Ultimate 1992 team stats card, had him pictured on the front. It is clearly someone with a 20, but he told me it looked like a 5- and did not sign it.

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Moore, Mark ‘The Hitman’

Card: Ultimate World League 1992
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 7/6 Received: 7/15 (9 days)
Failure: TTM 2020, C/o Home

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Considered one of the finest defensive backs to play at Oklahoma State, Mark Moore posted 311 total tackles, 16 interceptions, 307 yards and 3 TDs from 1983-86.

  • Had a career high 7 picks in 1985- the second highest single season number in school history at the time.

  • 4th round pick of the Seattle Seahawks suited up for 5 games in 1987. 

  • Signed by the San Diego Chargers in 1989.

  • Selected in the 7th round of the WLAF positional draft by the New York/ New Jersey Knights.

  • Had 54 tackles and 2 sacks and a fumble recovery for a TD in 1991.

  • After the season concluded Mark signed with the Calgary Stampeders where they tried to convert him to OLB.

  • He appeared in 1 game making 1 special teams tackle.

  • Returned to the World League in 1992 and added 3 more sacks, 2 fumble recoveries and an interception he returned 29 yards for a TD.

NOTES:

I was surprised that Mark only had this one card, but after many years I was lucky enough to track him down. I had thought he was living in Washington but in the end I found a seller who oddly posted Mark’s return envelope address on EBay.

He wrote me a very nice note and agreed with me that if the World League had just given them another year the league was really going to take off.