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Kozerski, Bruce ‘Mr. Versatile’

Topps 1992, #138

CARDS: ProSet 1989, Topps Stadium Club 1992, Topps 1992
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 2/7 RECEIVED: 3/7 (28 days)


  • Bruce Kozerski played C at Holy Cross.
  • Selected in the 9th round by the Cincinnati Bengals (1984 NFL Draft).
  • Played all over the line during his career, and as a bonus was the team’s long snapper on placekicks.
  • Stared at RG in ’86, eventually settling in a C by ’88 helping anchor one of the league’s leading offenses.
  • During the ’91 season, was pushed around the line due to injuries playing all 3 positions on the line.
  • Retired after the 1995 season, after 172 games, and 138 starts.
  • Coached at the HS level for sometime, leading his team to a 2A State Championship in 2011.


Bruce was extremely underrated and underappreciated during his tenure playing for the Cincinnati Bengals. He had some great cards over his career, including this Pro Set card, but for once, Topps NAILED it with their 1992 card. Just a great and inspiring shot of Bruce.

Joiner, Charlie (2)

Crown Royale 2010, #4
Upper Deck 1997 Marquee Matchup, #MM11

CARDS: Upper Deck Legends 1997, Crown Royale 2010
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 4/11 RECEIVED: 4/21 (10 days)



Chased the Upper Deck Legends Marquee Matchup 1997 cards while I could. It’s a great subset, but since- to me- it requires both players to be alive and reasonably obtainable, it’s a bit hard to complete out. This one was a potshot as Steve Largent started signing again, so I was able to get him first and then reload and get Charlie with this Crown Royale card. I like the CR card because the bottom half of the canvas feels like it was deliberately left blank, so an autograph only feels natural there.