Category Archives: XFL

Wright, Gabe

Topps XFL 2020 Certified, AU-GW

Card: Topps XFL 2020 Certified
Acquired: 2020, Box Breaker

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Gabe Wright played DL from 2011-14 for Auburn.

  • Recorded 83 total tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss, 6 sacks, 2 pass deflections, and 1 forced fumble over his time with the Tigers.

  • Selected in the 4th round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions.

  • Waived in 2016 by the Lions, he spent the next few seasons on and off practice squads and promoted to the active rosters of the Browns (16/17), Eagles (17), Dolphins (17/18), and Raiders (19).

  • Over his NFL career he’s recorded 13.5 total tackles and 2 pass deflections.

  • Wright was selected by the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL, during their supplemental portion of their draft in 2019.

  • He had a solid season with the Roughnecks posting 10 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2020. 

  • After the league suspended operations due to COVID Gabe signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Abdullah, Khalid (JMU)

Topps XFL 2020 Certified Autograph Issue, #KHA

Card: Topps XFL 2020 Certified
Acquired: 2020, Box Breaker

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Khalid Abdullah was a tailback for James Madison from 2013-2016.

  • Compiled 15 100 yard games.

  • Finished second all time at JMU in rushing yards with 3678, while setting the school record for rushing TDs (41) and total touchdowns (45).

  • Was not selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, but was in camp with the New York Giants.

  • Played in the Your Call Football league for team Grit in both 2018 and 2019.

  • Selected by the Washington Defenders during the open phase of the XFL 2020 draft.

  • Ran 11 times for 52 yards, and caught 2 passes for 11 yards.

  • Best game came against LA when he carried 8 times for 47 yards and caught those two passes, but Abdullah was inactive the last two contests.

ACCOLADES:

  • 2017 NCAA Division Championship (FCS) Game MVP

NOTES:

Before the prices went absolutely nuts, I was able to break this card out of an XFL hobby box I bought.

Poole, Terry

Topps AAF 2019, #142

Cards: Topps AAF 2019, Topps XFL 2020
Acquired: TTM 2020, C/o Home
Sent: 7/16 Received: 8/3 (18 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Terry Poole played OT for San Diego State from 2011-2014.

  • Selected in the 4th round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks and was with the team through 2016.

  • Spent 2017 with the Dolphins and Texans.

  • In mid 2018, he became one of the early signings of the AAF, joining the San Diego Fleet, playing for the team through 2019 before it ceased operations.

  • Poole was selected by the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL in 2020.
Topps XFL 2020, #137

NOTES:

As I was a season ticket holder, I had tried a few times to get Terry’s autograph throughout the XFL season since he had an AAF card, but didn’t ever run into him at preseason activities or exiting after game. With a bit of diligence I was able to track him down via the mail and he responded with a nice note thanking me for being a fan of both leagues (AAF & XFL).