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Ruth, Mike

Wild Card World League 1992, #134 (5 Stripe)

Card: Wild Card World League 1992
Acquired: 2022, Paid Signing
Failure: TTM 2019, C/o Work


  • Totaled 344 total tackles, 29 sacks and 7 forced fumbles over college career playing on interior of defensive line for Boston College.

  • Drafted in the second round of the 1986 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots.

  • Appeared in 8 games between 86 and 87, primarily at NT, recording 1 sacks and 1 fumble recovery.

  • Played for the Barcelona Dragons in 1991-92, where he was reunited with his head coach from BC, Jack Bicknell.


  • Outland Trophy Winner 1985

  • College Football Hall of Fame 2017

  • Boston College #68 Retired


I had tried Mike via either his High School or through Boston College with no success, so I decided to go ahead and do a paid signing for him that popped up. Yes- a rare signing with an obscure Outland Trophy Winner from Boston College. I’ll take it!

This card is an uncorrected error, as in the bio on the back it states that Mike was selected in the 6th round by the Houston Oilers. On a side note the photo is from World Bowl I, as evidenced by the patch on his shoulder.

Also this marks the first 5 stripe I’ve added to my collection of autographs. Wild Card was one of the first in the business to do parallels like this, and frankly they probably just should’ve done the whole sets with just 1s, 5s, 10s, 20s, and 50s and that’s it. The hologram is definitely a nice touch. I don’t know anyone who used the Wild Card program for these cards or could explain how it worked.

Sauter, Cory

2000 Bowman Chrome, #143

Cards: Topps 2000, Bowman 2000
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o home
Sent: 8/5 Received: 8/23 (21 days)


  • Cory Sauter played quarterback from 1994-1997 for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

  • Took over starting duties in 1995, throwing for 2600 yards, completing out 60.4% of his passes, and 18 TDs.

  • 4 year totals at the school included 6834 total yards, 40 TDs, and a 57% completion average.

  • Signed with the Arizona Cardinals in 1998, and then joined the Lions in 1999.

  • In 2000, Cory played in the NFLE with the Barcelona Dragons.

  • A  traditional drop back passer, he connected on 62.6% of his targets for 6 TDs for the Dragons, but was sacked 18 times on 181 drop backs. 

  • He then spent 2001 to 2003 in between the Colts and Bears, seeing his only statistically captured action in 2002 with the Bears.

  • Since 2006, Cory has been in the coaching ranks in both college (Minnesota and SW Minnesota State), and in Europa with the Hamburg Sea Devils and Berlin Thunder.
Topps 2000, #351






A bit of an underwhelming autograph but I’ll take it!

Morey, Sean

Playoff Contenders 2000, #170

Card: Playoff Contenders 2000 European Ticket
Acquired: 2021, Future Considerations


  • Sean Morey played WR at Brown University, where he set career records for the Ivy League with 251 catches, 3850 yards and 40 TDs.

  • 7th round selection of the New England Patriots in 1999 who languished on the practice squad.

  • Joined the Barcelona Dragons of the NFLE in 2000,  playing in the league through 2003.

  •  After leaving the Patriots, joined the Eagles in 2001 where he distinguished himself as a special teams gunner and off used kick returner.

  • Played for Steelers from 2004-06, quickly asserting himself as captain of the special teams.

  • Spent 3 seasons in Arizona, (2007-09) earning a Pro Bowl appearance.

  • Joined the Seahawks in 2010, but ended his career due to lingering injuries.

  • Sean has been spotted working his way up the high school and college coaching ranks. 


  • Pro Bowl 2008






Sean is an active advocate for concussion awareness.