Casey Weldon played QB at Florida State from 1988-91.
Came into his own as a starter in his Senior season, throwing for 2527 yards and 22 TDs on 189 completions (313 attempts).
In 1992, was a 4th round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Played for the Bucs from 1993-96.
Saw limited playing time over those years, most extensively in 1995, completing 42 of 91 passes for 519 yards and a TD.
Played for the Barcelona Dragons that same year, throwing for 543 yards and 3 TDs on 41 of 91 passes.
Threw a memorable 70 yard TD pass to fellow Buccaneer Tyree Davis against the Monarchs.
Was on the roster of the Chargers (’97), and Redskins (’98-’00) but didn’t see any playtime.
Joined the XFL 2001 as a member of the Birmingham Thunderbolts.
Had best season as a pro throwing for 1228 yards and 7 TDs on 102 completions (164 attempts), but injuries ended his season and his carer.
Has gone into coaching since retirement.
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award 1992
I failed on getting Casey back in 2019. I think I flushed a Loaded Cannon card, but that’s okay. After doing some research I tracked down a good address for him and shot these two cards out earlier in 2022. I was a bit disappointed when someone else who sent to him later than me stole my thunder and got him back first, but the TTM gods granted me their favor and finally I got Casey in the mail. The Classic is a bit smeared but no big deal. It was the Topps XFL 2001 that I was truly after.
On a hunch I packed a few cards of Kevin Smith to Robert Wilson’s book signing for Big Hits & Politics. I had seen Kevin liking Robert’s posts on Twitter and took a shot he’d show up. Robert walked me right up to him and I promptly pulled out some cards for him to sign- much to his surprise. He had a good laugh when I told him I was a regular on those humid days at Dallas Cowboys Training Camp at St. Edwards back in the early ’90s. He was the cherry on top that I’d made the right decision that day to attend as I squared not only Robert Wilson and Richmond Webb away, but also Kevin as well. Well worth the trip.
I mean, there’s probably just a few more cards that I’d like Kevin to sign, including his GameDay 1993, but it’s not a burning need, even though I had his card and found it later after attending the event.
I had gotten Eddie way, way back as a kid through the Houston Oilers, and I also believe at training camp one year. There was still 2-3 cards I still wanted to get signed by him, and I stocked a few years prior thinking I could add him during the Houston Oilers 1993 25th Anniversary party, but I am not sure if he was there.
Eddie has two cases of mistaken identity working against him. One, people think that he’s related to former Grambling HC Eddie Robinson Sr. – He is not. And two, where Eddie went to college and recently got hired as HC is at Alabama State University- not Alabama.
Although the Skybox was not my favorite card, his Oilers uniform looks beautiful on the gray canvas. It seemed to make sense to add this one to the collection alongside his Classic 92.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.