Category Archives: XFL

Barnes, Pat (2)

Cards: Topps XFL 2001, Topps XFL 2001 Promo, Bowman NFLE 2000
Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o Home
Sent: 4/18 Received: 5/28 (40 days)
See Also: Pat Barnes

Before the XFL 2020 season began, I started to reminisce about the XFL 2001. A few of the players who played in the XFL had fished in NFLE waters, so I thought it was time to revisit a few of them including the venerable Pat Barnes. Pat had a really nice chrome Topps card from his NFLE days that I liked, as well as the 2 Topps XFL cards. The design, sans the photos used, are almost the same. The only difference is the lower case typeface is used on the promo card. In this case, I liked the look of the promo card a bit more, just based on the photography used.

As of 2020, Patrick Barnes is a Principal with Avison Young who specializing in investment sales within Southern California marketplace for the last 15 years.  His expertise is in understanding the capital markets, creating value in an investment transaction, knowing and accessing investors and developing marketing strategies for commercial investment properties in Southern California on behalf of institutional clients, publicly traded companies, high net worth ownership and foreign Investors. Patrick excels in all facets of the real estate asset cycle including identifying target assets, rigorous financial modeling & analysis, entitling, marketing, leasing, and selling investor and occupier assets.

Patrick’s diverse experience covers a wide range of properties and deal size, ranging from $1M to over $50million. Over the course of Patrick’s career, he has sold over 300 properties and over $1 Billion in consideration.

Patrick Resides in Westchester California with his wife Summer and three children. Patrick enjoys being a husband, father, spending free time in the outdoors, fly-fishing, camping, hiking and hunting.



Ginda, Frank

Card: Topps AAF 2019
Acquired: TTM 2020, C/o Home
Sent: 4/10 Received: 4/30 (20 days)

Frank Ginda played linebacker for the San Diego State Spartans from 2015- 2017. He started as a true freshman, and his numbers improved every year into his Junior campaign. In 2017, he led the NCAA in tackles with 173, and had 13 tackles for loss, 2 sacks and 3 pass deflections. Frank finished his college career with 351 total tackles, 29 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, 6 forced fumbles, 4 pass deflections, and an interception for 16 yards.

Frank was not selected in the 2018 NFL Draft, and after a quick stop in Arizona, joined the Miami Dolphins. He had an outstanding preseason finale against the Falcons, but was one of their final cuts.

Frank returned home where he joined the Alliance of American Football signing with the San Diego Fleet. Behind the Fleet’s nasty 3-4 front, Frank led the team with 41 tackles- posting 4 for loss, 2 pass deflections, and a forced fumble against SLC that led to a TD recovery- despite only starting 2 of 8 contests. He also set the league record for tackles in a game, recording 15 against the Memphis Express, in their March 2nd contest.

We all just bought into the system and we all dialed in and knew how much we wanted to play in the NFL. There were guys that played multiple years. There were guys that played preseason like I did and there were guys that didn’t play at all. Everybody bought into the system and bought into the playbook.”

-Frank Ginda

After the AAF folded, Frank didn’t stay unemployed for long. He’d be selected by the New York Guardians of the XFL 2020, where Ginda finished with 11 tackles and a sack in 5 contests.

Frank signed this awesome card of his and dropped a nice note on the back of it thanking me for my support.

Tolliver, Jalen

Card: Topps AAF 2020
Acquired: EBay, 2020

Jalen Tolliver played at Arkansas-Monticelo from 2014-2017. In both his junior and senior campaigns he had over 1,000 yards receiving, and cumulatively 30 TDs. Over 4 years with the Boll Weevils Tolliver caught 192 passes for 3,168 yards and 39 touchdowns. Jalen was not selected in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Jalen signed with the Arizona Cardinals as a free agent. He spent time on and off the team’s practice squad and onto the regular season roster. On the season he recorded 3 catches for 37 yards. In 2019, Jalen was in camp for both the Titans and the Chiefs.

He’d later be selected by the Tampa Bay Vipers during the 4th round of the XFL 2020 Draft. Jalen finished 4th in the league with 21 catches for 297 yards and a TD in 5 contests- before the league was cancelled due to COVID concerns.