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Peete, Rodney

CARD: Action Packed 1990
ACQUIRED: Trade, 2020

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Finished college career in 1989 as the USC Trojans all-time leading passer completing 630/1081 passes for 8225 yards and 54 TDs.
  • Selected in the 6th round of the 1989 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions.
  • Won the starter job outright in camp, but was injured before the first game.
  • Nevertheless started 8 games that season, winning 3 games, while throwing for 1479 yards and 5 TDs.
  • Early in career, added an extra wrinkle to the Silver Stretch Offense keeping drives alive rushing for 4 TDs in 89, and 6 TDs (363 yards) in 1990.
  • Injuries and constant QB battles punctuated career with the Lions.
  • In 1991, posted career best 6-2 starting record.
  • Played with Lions through 1993, winning only start for Cowboys in 1994.
  • Signed with Philadelphia Eagles in 1995.
  • Thrust into starting lineup for Randall Cunningham, and led team to 9 wins and a playoff berth.
  • Journeyman phase of career arguably began in 1999 after signing for the Washington Redskins for one season.
  • Saw action sparingly, and then joined the Raiders in 2000, also seeing little playing time over two seasons.
  • Signed with Panthers in 2002, experiencing the best season of career, throwing for career highs in attempts (381), completions (223), yards (2630), and TDs (15).
  • Retired after the 2004 season and has done a lot of TV and sports commentary work.

NOTES:

Rodney is not a TTM signer, so when my friend offered to trade me Rodney and Mel Gray for a Jamaal Charles autograph consignment, I jumped at the chance. Hopefully I’ll get another shot at him on a few more set needs in the future.

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Skrepenak, Greg

Gameday 1992, #92

Cards: Action Packed Rookies 1992, Star Pics 1992, Gameday 1992
Acquired: TTM 2020, C/o Home
Sent: 10/14/20 Received: 7/12/21 (271 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Highly regarded OL out of the University of Michigan, played for the Wolverines from 1987- 91, starting 48 consecutive contests.

  • Over that period he was an offensive captain and a finalist for both the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award as a Senior.

  • Selected near the top of Round 2 by then then Los Angeles Raiders in 1992 who started him at tackle.

  • Played for the Raiders through 1995, however suffered from a variety of injuries and disagreements with the coaching staffs.

  • Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Carolina Panthers where he saw a renaissance blocking for the franchise in 1996-97 at guard.

  • Rejoined the Raiders in 99 but was released in camp and subsequently retired.

  • Played in 68 games, starting 56 contests.

Action Packed Rookies 1992, #12 Star Pics 1992, #37

ACCOLADES:

  • Michigan Wolverines All-Century Team

  • Carolina Panthers All-Time Team

NOTES:

Great cards here of Greg. It took a lot of digging to find his address but after cross referencing a few sources, and researching his success percentage, I decided to give him a shot on these cards. I rarely get the chance to shoot out Star Pics cards, so this one was a special treat to get back after an extended wait. I love how he signed his Action Packed card in between his two hands. Great placement there.

Gilbert, Garrett (2)

Panini Select 2014, #122 Topps AAF NOW 2019, #2

CARDS: Panini Select 2016, Topps AAF Now 2019
ACQUIRED: TTM 2020, C/o Home
SENT: 7/28 RECEIVED: 8/29 (32 DAYS)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • See Garrett Gilbert

  • After spending both 2019 and 2020 briefly with the Browns, was signed by the Dallas Cowboys off Cleveland’s practice squad.

  • Was starter in Week 9 against the Steelers, after injury bug hit the Cowboys QB rotation.

  • Threw for 243 yards, a TD and an INT in first meaningful NFL game.

  • Signed by New England Patriots and placed on team’s practice squad for 2021, finishing the season on the roster of the Redskins.

  • In March of 22, signed with the Las Vegas Raiders

NOTES:

I had still wanted to get Garrett on one more card of his- this Topps AAF Now card of his. In a take no risk get no reward situation, I took a shot at an address I found in Ohio (while he was still on the Browns). He signed these two cards for me in a bit under 30 days. Recently I also picked up his AAF Apollos jersey. Maybe if he does another event around here I’ll consider getting it and my custom art signed by him.