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Marion, Fred

Action Packed 1991, #168

CARDS: Fleer 1990, Action Packed 1990, Action Packed 1991
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 5/14 RECEIVED: 6/21 (38 DAYS)


  • A jarring enforcer and solid tackler, set the University of Miami, FL career mark with 151 assists by a safety.

  • Also set the career mark for interceptions with 16 for 170 yards.

  • In 1980 had 7 interceptions and finished second on the team in tackles. 

  • Saw heavy rotation at PR with 62 career returns for 392 yards.

  • 5th round selection of the New England Patriots in 1982.

  • Finest season came in 1985 during the Patriots Super Bowl XX appearance.

  • Recorded 129 total tackles, 7 interceptions for 189 yards, and 3 fumble recoveries.

  • In 6 straight seasons posted 100+ total tackles (1985-1990).

  • Played 101 straight games for the squad before being injured in 1991, retiring after the season.

  • At time of retirement was ranked 5th on the franchise’s all time interception chart, and had well over 900 total tackles.


  • University of Miami HoF 1983

  • 1985 Pro Bowl

  • 1985 NFL leader (interception yardage- 185)

  • Patriots All-1980s Team

  • Patriots 35th Anniversary Team

  • Patriots 50th Anniversary Team

Fleer 1990, #322 Action Packed 1990, #165


Shocked and disappointed, that Fred Marion is not in the Patriots Hall of Fame as of 2021. I know he played through some dark years, but he was an effective player who always brought his lunch pail to work, despite not getting the accolades, his numbers absolutely speak for themselves.
-Not to mention, he’s a die hard fan of the franchise.

Can’t go without talking about the infamous Fred Marion error card. I had no interest in talking about that with him or trying to get it signed. To summarize, it’s Fred’s 1990 Pro Set #204 card. As Fred is coming across to make the interception, John Taylor, it appears, in the background, has lost his footing and is falling to the ground. As he is falling, his belt slips out of his pants, and is pointed towards the ground. It comes across as quite… phallic. After ProSet got word of it, they went back and erased it out of later prints of the card, but not before quite a few got out into the wild. It’s actually a humorous shot, but I really liked these.

Brooks, Bill (3)

GameDay 1992, #280

Action Packed 1990, #103 Fleer 1990, #229

CARDS: GameDay 1992, Action Packed 1990, Fleer 1990
ACQUIRED: TTM 2020, C/O Home
SENT: 11/16 RECIEVED: 12/11 (25 DAYS)



  • Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor 1998
  • Whizzer White Award 1996


Bill Brooks had some amazing cards over the years and once again after a few years I decided to go ahead and dip into the well for a few more of them. Since that time all these sets have sort of become set needs so it made sense to send them. I really like the Action Packed and the GameDay cards of Bill taking off after a catch.

Townsell, JoJo

Action Packed 1990, #200

CARDS: Action Packed 1990, Pro Set 1989, Pro Set 1990
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 5/14 RECEIVED: 6/6 (22 DAYS)


  • JoJo Townsell played WR and KR for UCLA from 1979-1982.

  • He accounted for 1972 total yards from scrimmage, 20 TDs receiving, 1 rushing TD, and 1 kick return TD.

  • Townsell was selected in the 3rd round of the 1983 Draft by the New York Jets, but opted to play in the USFL instead for LA.

  • As a receiver, his best season came in 1984 when JoJo caught 58 passes, for 889 yards and 7 TDs for the Express.

  • He moonlighted as a returner with 8 PR for 33 yards, and 1 KR for 8 yards.

  • After 3 seasons in LA, Townsell joined the Jets in 1985, where he was used primarily as a return man.

  • His moment in the sun came however in 1989, when he caught 45 passes for 787 yards and 5 TDs.

  • Although he played with the team through 1991, he spent the final year of his career on IR.






JoJo appears in the classic Nintendo game Tecmo Super Bowl. He also runs a youth foundation that promotes physical fitness, and supports recreational programs and amateur athletics.