I had been after Eric Jones forever and a day on this card, but due to the commonality of his name, I was unable to locate him. I had done some research that led me down a rabbit hole that he was working for a medical device manufacturer, but the trail went cold- so I gave up. Thankfully Mark, of Mark’s Signing Bonus came to the rescue. He shot me a line and I was able to get Eric on this card. He also included a nice note thanking me for being a fan. Unfortunately, I do not believe that Mark ever got his autograph back from Eric… And since that point the address has grown cold.
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)
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.
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.
Cards: Pro Set 1989, Topps 1990 Acquired: 2020, Paid Signing Failure: TTM 2018, C/o Home
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.
CFL All-Star 1996
CFL All-Star 1997
CFL West All-Star 1999
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.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.