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Williams, Stepfret ‘Step’

1996 Press Pass Holofoil Emerald Proof, #34 SN380

Cards: 1996 Press Pass Holofoil Emerald Proof, Topps XFL 2001, SPX33 Holograms 1997
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 8/2 Received: 8/10 (8 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Stepfret Williams played for Louisiana-Monroe in 1994 and 1995.
  • He racked up some monster numbers posting two back to back 1,000 yard seasons.
  • In just two years he had 123 catches for 2162 yards (17.6 YPR) and 22 TDs.
  • The Dallas Cowboys selected Stepfret in the 3rd round of the 1996 NFL Draft.
  • Came into his own as a slot man, posting 30 receptions for 308 yards with 21 of those going for first downs and 1 for a TD.
  • Released by Cowboys in 1998, he signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Signed as a free agent with the San Diego Chargers in 2000, but did not make the squad.
  • Williams played in the XFL in 2001 posting 828 yards on 51 receptions.
1997 SPx, #SPX33

ACCOLADES:

  • XFL (2001) league leader in receiving yards (828).
2001 Topps XFL, #61

NOTES:

Stepfret was a curiosity to me. I felt he could’ve really excelled at the pro level, but just needed more seasoning. I was surprised that after his Birmingham Bolt experience he didn’t find a home with an NFL team. Great cards and autographs, I loved all three of these. Holograms were such a niche thing back then but this one looked great on a card.

NFL

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3742111.4232

XFL

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5182816.22N/a

Klingler, David (2)

1992 Gameday, #48

Cards: GameDay 1992, Skybox Premium 1993, Classic 1992, Upper Deck 1993
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home. 2013, Akron Aquisition.
Sent: 6/29 Received: 7/19 (20 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

See David Klingler

1992 Classic Blister, #2 1993 Upper Deck All-Rookie Team, #31

1993 Skybox Premium, #261

NOTES:

Lo those many years ago I got David TTM via the Bengals and also at Cowboys training camp when he was with the Raiders. I had gotten it into my mind somehow that I had written him at some point in between those dates, but after reconciling my records, realized I had not and had only received an autograph via a bulk purchase that I made back in 2012 or 2013 when my friend was exiting the hobby for a while.

A couple of set needs arose here in the Skybox ‘Colors’ set- one that I had always wanted to collect, but it was too expensive at the time and I was already on my way out of collecting. Other than that the Classic 92 card always looked good with him in his H-Town reds and this Gameday card is a really nice action card set need.

Johnson, Larry (2)

Donruss Rookies & Stars 2009, #50
Donruss Rookies & Stars 2009 Gold Stars Insert, #4

CARDS: Donruss Rookies & Stars 2009, Donruss Rookies & Stars 2009 Gold Stars
ACQUIRED: TTM 2020, C/o Home
SENT: 11/30 RECEIVED: 12/15 (15 DAYS)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

NOTES:

Absolutely exquisite cards I wanted to get Larry to sign. Unfortunately the parallel gold version of the base card I originally sent was never returned. Still I was happy to get both of these set needs signed out of the Rookies & Stars set from 2009.