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Munchak, Mike ‘Munchie’ (2)

CARDS: Pro Set 1990, Action Packed All-Madden Team 1990
ACQUIRED: TTM 2020, C/o The Denver Broncos
SENT: 3/19/20 RECEIVED: 12/23/22 (1001 days)
FAILURE: TTM 2015, C/o The Pittsburgh Steelers


  • See also Mike Munchak ‘Munchie’
  • Served as the Titans head coach from 2011-13.
  • Posted a 22-26 record.
  • Worked as OL coach for the Steelers from 2014-18.
  • Finalist for the Broncos HC job in 2019 that ended up becoming the team’s OL coach.
  • Was not retained after Nathaniel Hackett was hired as head coach of the Broncos for the 2022 season.


Well I never expected to get this one back. After failing on Munchie back in 2015, I saw a few successes in early 2020 and packed 3 cards up and sent them out to him C/o the Broncos. There they languished in a mailbag I guess. I thought for sure I’d never see them again, but like a Christmas miracle, in tricked in a few successes from Munchie from his time with Denver, well after a year after he’d been let go. I held out a bit of hope and lo and behold these cards came back to me- but oh no, he didn’t sign my set need… Ah well, 2 of 3 ain’t bad.

So neither of these ended up being a set need. Curses! But they are still great cards. The Action Packed 1990 All Madden Team or AMAD for short came out at an odd time. I think it was for the 1990 AMAD team, but it wasn’t really seen in stores where I could get them until 1991. Still it bears an interesting transitionary phase hinting at Action Packed 1991 and ’92s looser left leaning canvas design. Also the image of Mike from this card was reused for Score 1990 as well- or the other way around depending on how you look at it.

I still think Mike has some gas in the tank to coach, and would make a great assistant coach/ OL coach for some team. I’d personally love to see him reunited with the city of H-Town.

Hoge, Merril (2)

Action Packed All-Madden Team 1990, #37

CARDS: Skybox 1993 Premium, Skybox 1992, Proset 1989, Action Packed 1990, Action Packed All Madden Team 1990
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 7/6 RECEIVED: 8/10 (35 days)



The Skybox 1992 set was something completely different at the time and I really enjoyed it. The 1993 Premium set was even more… different. In fact at the time initially I was not a fan of it, however the choice simplicity has really grown on me over the years, and in 2022, the set really has resonated with me. If anything could be more minimal than Skybox 1992, this was it. -Now there’s a certain line to me where minimal just becomes nonsensical, and that to me is Pro Set Platinum 1991. (It’s just a photo with the logo on the front.)

1993 was the crash and burn year for me with trading cards, so I really didn’t get as much of a chance with the 93 Premium set as I’d have liked. I curtailed my spending with girls and Nintendo on my mind, and with there being so many options out there, trading cards quickly became a fleeting fancy at Hollywood Video or something to be snobbish about for the next… 15 or so years.

The All-Madden Team subset was really a filler for me at the time. When I got out of school my mom would stop at 7-11 and I’d pick up a pack to keep the habit going when there wasn’t any other cards to buy. Hoge’s card again is an excellent looking canvas. The AMAD logo is a bit overpowering, but otherwise, it gets by. (There seems to be a heavy amount of artifacts on the card itself, but that was probably from the scanner glass.)

Merril had really good luck with some amazing cards during his run in the NFL. Outside of my personal hiccup, Hoge is a voracious TTM signer and I was not disappointed to see that he decided to sign all 5 cards that I sent him. I could say that all of these were set needs, but that still doesn’t really explain away the fact that I had him sign 5 cards for me. I rarely go for such large numbers anymore, and I figured instead of waiting another 7 years or so, I’d just knock him out now.

Brock, Stan

Action Packed All-Madden Team 1990, #51

CARDS: ProSet 1989, Fleer 1990, Action Packed All Madden Team 1990
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 11/29 RECEIVED: 12/10 (11 days)


  • Comes from football blood lines as older brother, Pete, played center for New England, Willie was selected by the Chiefs, and Ray played at LSU.
  • First team All Big 8 tackle and team captain while playing at Colorado as Senior.
  • Saints first round pick in 1980. (#12 overall.)
  • Started 67 contests straight out of his rookie season before a knee injury in Week 14 of 1984 ended that streak.
  • Returned to form and started all games until Week 7 of 1988 with another knee injury landing on IR.
  • Rebounded from injury and was named to the All-Madden Team.
  • Started 64 more straight games for the Saints, and cemented himself as the franchise’s leader in games played and started. (186/182)
  • Joined the San Diego Chargers in 1993, seeing action in 48 more contests- starting 41, retiring after the 1995 season.
  • Upper echelon, equally skilled, run and pass blocker, who never seemed to get his due.
  • Went into coaching in 1997, working with the Portland Forest Dragons (1997-99) and LA Avengers (2000-01) of the Arena Football League.
  • Coached offensive line at Army from 2004-06.
  • Named head coach in 2007, compiling a 6-18 record.
  • Has also worked as a sports anchor for local TV affiliates in OR.


Stan has some great cards, and was represented on most of the major brands. I remember specifically pulling the Action Packed All Madden card from 7-11 after school one day and being blown away by its strong composition.