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Barrett, Danny

CFL All World 1991, #18

Cards: CFL All World 1991, JOGO 1991
Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o The Houston Texans
Sent: 10/23/19 Received: 1/16/21 (423 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Danny Barrett played from 1979-82 at Cincinnati.
  • His best year came in 1982 when he threw for 2222 yards (178/324) and 17 TDs (12 INT).
  • Barrett joined the CFL in 83 and played 16 seasons in the league with stops in Calgary (83-85, 89-91, 96), Toronto (85-88), BC (92-93, 98) and the Ottawa Rough Riders (94-95). 
  • Played one season in 86 with the New Jersey Generals.
  • Saw playing time at both QB and slot back over his career.
  • Had back to back 4k passing seasons in 93 (4097) and 94 (4173).
  • In 93 threw for a then record 601 passing yards while as a member of the BC Lions.
  • Joined the coaching ranks while still playing in 97 working with QBs in Calgary, then hopped over to BC from 98-99.
  • Considered a hot prospect, he formally became head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2000, a role he held through 2006.
  • Worked in the college ranks from 2007-2015, with the University of Buffalo and UCF.
  • In 2016, returned to the NFL ranks coaching RBs with the Dolphins, and later the Texans in 2018.

CFL

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JOGO 1991, #69

NOTES:

I had a burst of inspiration and sent out quite a few CFL All World cards about this time. I was certain I’d hear back from Barrett as he was a coach with my favorite team, but after not hearing back from him a year later I sort of gave up on getting these back. Lo and behold over 450 days later this showed up in the mail shortly after the Texans 2020 season concluded.

Drummond, Robert

Pro Set 1989, #534

Cards: Pro Set 1989, Topps 1990
Acquired: 2020, Paid Signing
Failure: TTM 2018, C/o Home

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Robert played at Syracuse from 1985-88.
  • He racked up 2687 yards from scrimmage playing for the Orangemen, including a career high 828 yards rushing with 6 TDs in 1987.
  • Selected in the 3rd round of the 1989 Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Seldom used in a stacked backfield, Robert played for the Eagles from 1989-91 primarily on 3rd downs.
  • Appeared back on the football radar in 1994 during the CFL USA initiative with the Baltimore Stallions.
  • Joined the Argos and rushed for 935 yards (96) and 1134 (97).
  • Signed with BC Lions in 98, having his best year as a pro in 99 rushing for 1309 yards.
  • Played on final season for the Argos in 2002 before retiring.
  • Gifted receiver, Drummond caught 72 passes in 96, 85 in 97, and 66 in 2000.

ACCOLADES:

  • CFL All-Star 1996
  • CFL All-Star 1997
  • CFL West All-Star 1999
Topps 1990, #89

NOTES:

I tried to get his autograph a few years ago but didn’t have any luck so when a cheap signing came along I went ahead and dropped these two cards in the mail. Drummond appears in Tecmo Superbowl as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

NFL

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CFL

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Sherrill, Anthony

VGF NFL Europa Frankfurt Galaxy 2007

Card: VGF NFL Europa Frankfurt Galaxy 2007
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 2/12 Received: 4/14 (51 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Anthony played four years at Eastern Michigan from 2002-2005.

  • The runningback ran 635 times for 2888 yards, 26 TDs, and caught 76 passes for 576 yards and 2 TDs. 

  • His best year came in 2003 when he plowed ahead with 338 carries for 1531 yards and 12 TDs to go along with 44 receptions for 304 yards and a TD. 

  • Was not selected by in the 2006 NFL draft, but made the Lions as a member of their practice squad.

  • Played in 2007 for the Frankfurt Galaxy of the NFLE logging a gaudy 5.3 yards per carry on 34 carries, while returning 1 kick for 23 yards.

  • Named NFLE Offensive Player of the Week in Week 2 for his 102 all purpose yards in Frankfurt’s 18-13 win over Cologne.

  • Was the NFLE’s leader in rushing- but broke his leg during Week 3 of the season.

  • Spent time briefly in the CFL with the BC Lions.

NFLE

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NOTES:

When I received these cards from my friend, I really wanted to get Anthony’s autograph on this card and he didn’t disappoint. When I got the envelope back, in very small writing he asked me for a copy of this card.