Tag Archives: Atlanta Falcons

Donaldson, Jeff (2)

ProSet 1989, #142

CARDS: Pro Set 1989, Fleer 1990 Update, Score Supplemental 1990
ACQUIRED: 2012, Akron Acquisition. TTM 2021, C/o Work
SENT: 4/27 RECEIVED: 5/13 (16 DAYS)
FAILURE: TTM 2011, C/o Home

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After failing out on Jeff back in 2011 originally, I was able to acquire 2 of his autographs from a friend of mine who was exiting the hobby for a while. I still really wanted to pick him up on his Pro Set 1989 card, and these other two (despite the fact they were from after he defected to Kansas City). I really liked the Score Supplemental. It’s well framed, the photography is excellent, and the color from the image to the design are spot on.

Chandler, Chris (2)

Action Packed 1990, #65 Pro Set 1993, #117

Cards: Action Packed 1990, Pro Set 1993
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 4/22 Received: 5/1 (9 Days)

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NOTES:

Chris had been off the signing bandwagon for sometime, so when he popped up in 2021, I raced these cards that I found out to him.

Tupou, Tani ‘Tongan Thor’

CARD: Topps AAF 2019
ACQUIRED: 2019, Box Breaker

Tani Tupou played college ball for the Washington Huskies from 2010 to 2015 at defensive tackle. He recorded 59 career tackles and was not selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.

The Seahawks liked what they saw out of Tupou during mini camp and invited him back. He made the roster and saw action briefly during the season opener but didn’t record any stats, and be released about a month later. In 2017, he successfully transitioned from the Spring League back to the NFL signing with the Atlanta Falcons. Tupou would be on and off the roster through the season and into early 2018.

After a brief stint with the Arizona Cardinals, Tani signed with the Alliance of American Football. He’d be assigned to the San Diego Fleet for the 2019 season, and recorded 13 tackles, 4 QB hits and a sack in the Fleet’s 3-4 alignment. In April of that year, the AAF folded, so he played for the XFL with the Seattle Dragons in 2020, and then later for the Jousters of the Spring League, during their showcase in San Antonio.

In 2021, Tani made the transition to play for the Colorado XO’s of the World Rugby League and is considered one of the top prospects.