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Vick, Mike

Panini Rookies & Stars 2013, #74

CARDS: Panini Rookies & Stars 2013, Topps AAF 2019
ACQUIRED: Paid Signing, 2021

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played QB two years at Virginia Tech, putting up modest stats, throwing for 3279 yards and 21 TDs (12 INT), and 1216 yards rushing on 223 carries (17 TDs) over two years (99-00)
  • With the Chargers trading out of the first overall pick to Atlanta, the Falcons made Vick the first overall pick of the 2000 NFL Draft.
  • Immediately displayed fleet feet, reminiscent of Randall Cunningham, rushing for for 289 yards on 31 carries (9.1 ypc) in rookie season.
  • Ran for 777 yards (2001) and 902 (2004).
  • Started first 16 game slate in 2006- rushing for a career high 1031 yards, while passing for 20 TDs and 2,472 yards.
  • Career came to an abrupt halt as he was suspended for dog fighting in 2007.
  • After two year suspension concluded, signed with the Eagles in 2009.
  • Became starter in 2010, and posted a career high in completion percentage (62.6), TDs (21), passer rating (100.2), and rushing TDs (9).
  • In 2011, threw for a career high 3,303 yards, 423 attempts, and 253 completions.
  • Entered a very short journeyman phase of his career playing for the Jets (2014) and Steelers (2015).
  • Signed a one day contract to retire with the Atlanta Falcons in 2017.
  • In 2018, joined the Alliance of American Football‘s Atlanta Legends as offensive coordinator.
  • Before the season began, Vick was reassigned to Advisor, and by the start of the season was oddly pushed out the door.

ACCOLADES:

  • First African American QB taken #1 overall in the NFL Draft
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year 2010
  • Pro Bowl 2002, 04-05, 10
  • Archie Griffin Award 1999
  • First Team All-American 1999
  • Bert Bell Award 2010
  • NFL record most yards rushing (career) by a QB
  • NFL record most yards rushing (single season) by a QB
  • NFL record career yards per carry
  • NFL QB record 173 yards rushing (single game)
Topps AAF 2019, #7

NOTES:

I mean, I knew Vick would be nearly impossible to get TTM so I went ahead and just plunked down two cards for a reasonable paid signing. That’s when things went awry as Vick didn’t finish signing the cards he’d agreed to do through the promoter. While he did sign my cards, you can just tell based off the autographs, he just didn’t care.

If there’s any former player who should be trying to endear himself more to fans- especially after supporting dog fighting– I mean it should be Mike Vick.

In regards to Mike’s short stint in the AAF. It was a big deal that he was going to be working as the offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Legends under Brad Childress. Then everything went sideways in ATL. Childress already seeing things weren’t looking good or finding greener pastures hit the road. About a month later, Vick was no longer coaching the offense, and was reassigned as an adviser. Reading the tea leaves, leads ones to believe that Mike just didn’t have the time to devote to the fledgling team that they needed. He made a token appearance during halftime of a home game, briefly popping up to the delight of fans, and the AAF cameras that definitely got him on film.

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Green, Tim (2)

GameDay 1992, #76

CARDS: Skybox 1992, Action Packed 1990, GameDay 1992
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 1/7 RECEIVED: 4/17 (100 Days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

ACCOLADES:

  • College Football Hall of Fame
  • #72 Retired- Syracuse Football

NOTES:

An accomplished writer as well, Tim has written 36 books! Despite suffering from ALS, Tim says that every day is full and busy for him.

Bramlet, Casey

CARD: Hamburg Sea Devils Team Issue 2005
ACQUIRED: 2022, Private Acquisition

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Bramlet played QB for Wyoming from 2000-03.
  • He ushered in a new era of quarterbacking at the school, breaking school records for passing throwing for 3,000+ yards in 3 straight seasons.
  • Selected in the 7th round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Buried on the depth chart, he’d be allocated to the Hamburg Sea Devils in 2005.
  • Getting valued playtime in Europe, Casey started all 10 games for Hamburg.
  • Cut by the Bengals in 2005, he’d sign with the Redskins in 2006.
  • Assigned by the Redskins to Europa in 2007.
  • Led the Sea Devils to a victory in World Bowl XV.
  • Threw for 2019 yards on 151 of 254 passes, and 16 TDs to just 4 picks.
  • Cut by Redskins, but saw time as an emergency quarterback on the rosters of both the Falcons and Dolphins in 2007.
  • Took a cup of coffee with the Chargers and Ravens in ’08 before heading over to the CFL.
  • Signed by the Blue Bombers in 2009, and saw action briefly in 2 games.
  • Retired after the season and currently works in the financial industry.

ACCOLADES:

  • World Bowl MVP XV

NOTES:

Casey was part of a collection of oversized team issued postcard autographs I got from a friend of mine. I was tickled that I was able to get the World Bowl XV MVP’s autograph among them.

NFLE/ EUROPA

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CFL

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