CARD: Ultimate World League 1992 Galaxy Team Card ACQUIRED: TTM 2019, C/o Home SENT: 10/7/19 RECEIVED: 7/12/21 (644 DAYS)
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.
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.
Rushed for 230 yards on 50 carries for the Knights.
Also turned a screen pass against the Galaxy into a 67 yard TD.
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.
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
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.
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.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.