Hunter played for the Nevada Wolfpack from 1982-85.
Selected in the 3rd round of the 1986 draft by the Seattle Seahawks.
In 1987 became a starter in the secondary and a gunner on special teams.
Blocked punt in 1991 that led to score against Steelers in 27-7 win.
Also picked off a pass that season that he returned for TD against Raiders.
Played for the Seahawks through 1994.
Finished out career playing one final season in 1995 with the Arizona Cardinals, picking off 2 passes.
Patrick appears in not only Tecmo Bowl but also in Tecmo Super Bowl, but didn’t have that many cards. He had a few off-brand and Topps cards, but these represented the only set needs I really had. He had a really interesting helmet. I believe that it was the same issue that the World League used during 1991-92.
CARD: Panini Contenders 2018 Rookie Ticket ACQUIRED: EBay, 2023 MEMORABILIA: Jordan Thomas’ Gloves ACQUIRED: In Person 2023, San Antonio Brahmas v Orlando Guardians
Jordan Thomas played TE for Mississippi St from 2016-17.
In his Senior season he posted 22 receptions for 263 yards and 3 TDs.
At 6’5″, 277, Thomas made a massive target and the Texans, (who love drafting TEs), selecting him in the 6th round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
He started 10 games his rookie year, catching 20 passes for 215 yards and 4 TDs.
Jordan lost a lot of his 2019 to injury- and then got buried on the depth chart.
He signed with the Cardinals as a free agent in 2020 and caught a pass for a 3 yard TD.
He’d be claimed off of waivers by the Patriots that year during the season and waived just before the new year.
The Colts signed Thomas to a reserve contract and he’d be released in September of 2021.
In 2022, he signed a futures contract with the Lions and was released just a few months later.
In November of that year, Thomas joined up with the XFL as a draft choice of the Battlehawks.
He’d be cut in early 2023, but the Orlando Guardians quickly snatched him up.
Jordan was not short of highlights playing for the Guardians, and was a star for the team.
So I started talking to players as they got ready to hit the field. I recognized Jordan from his time with the Texans and pounded his shoulder pads and gave him words of encouragement. I told him I know he’s money and that he can kill it out there- just not against the Brahmas okay? He laughed at me and then hit the field.
On the first drive he was put in single coverage near the endzone. He caught the jump ball with ease, and as he lifted the ball into the air over the diminutive CB, two DBs attempted to jump and hit the ball out of Jordan’s giant hands. There was audible laughing at the DBs who failed to get anywhere near it. It was like King Kong was slapping down airplanes on top of the Empire State Building. It was great highlight film!
For the remainder of the game the Brahmas kept DB Kameron Kelly on Jordan and Kelly kept him relatively in check. They attempted to try the same play later in the game, but unfortunately there was a miscommunication between QB Dormandy and Jordan resulting in an incompletion.
The following week against his former team Jordan had another highlight worthy play against his former team- the Battlehawks. He caught an 84 yard catch and run on a fake punt for a TD. On the season he had 8 receptions for 148 yards and 3 TDs.
At half time during the game against the Guardians he laughed as he walked toward me and I yelled at him, “I want your gloves man!” He laughed. As the game ended in a Brahmas win, Jordan was one of the last players off the field. The kids were screaming and yelling, harassing players for anything. As Jordan approached they went into overdrive. He laughed again, and said, “I promised my man here for these gloves, took off the sweaty 3XXX gloves and handed the pair to me.
I totally blew it and forgot to pack his Texans card I had, so I went ahead and bought a certified card off of EBay. I hope to see him next year, though at the same time, I’d love to see him return back to the NFL.
CARD: Upper Deck College Legends 2011 ACQUIRED: Box Breaker, 2019
Prince Amukamara was a highly regarded athlete that played CB for the Nebraska Cornhuskers from 2007-10.
With measured speed and leaping skills from his days in track and basketball, he emerged as a lockdown DB in his Junior and Senior years for Nebraska.
He’d be the second DB selected off the board in the 2011 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.
Unable to break into the starting lineup behind Aaron Ross and Corey Webster, Amukamara finished with 14 total tackles, a pick and 3 pass breakups.
He started 11 games in 2012, with 53 total tackles, a pick and 7 pass deflections.
2013 saw a career high 85 total tackles for Prince, 14 pass deflections, and another interception.
Prince had a career high 3 picks in 2014.
After the 2015 season, Amukamara signed a free agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, earning nickleback duties.
From there he joined the Chicago Bears in 2017.
In 2018 Prince had his first career NFL TD, to go along with 3 picks on the season.
He played one final year in Chicago in 2019, but was cut in a cost cutting move.
He then spent 2020 on the practice squad of both the Raiders and Cardinals, and the 2021 offseason with the Saints.
Prince is currently considered a free agent.
A devout Christian, I am surprised that he didn’t put an inscription on all his cards. When Prince was drafted it came out pretty early that he was still a virgin. This briefly overshadowed his early playing career news. -He later married in 2014.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.