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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.

Ham, Derrick

2000 Leaf Rookies & Stars, #271

Card: Leaf Rookies & Stars 2000
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 4/5 Received: 6/21 (77 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Derrick Ham played DE for the University of Miami from 1995-1998.

  • Allocated by the Redskins to the NFLE in 2000, playing for the Rhein Fire.

  • Burst loose in the league recording 9 sacks, 14 tackles, 1 forced fumble and a pass block.

  • Played sparingly in the NFL over the next two years for the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Browns.

  • Returned to the Fire in 2003 posting 17 tackles, 4.0 sacks,  and a pass block.

ACCOLADES:

  • All NFLE 2000

NOTES:

I had been picking up a few of these guys autographs for CFLFaninPhilly, but Derrick elected to keep one of his cards, so CFL told me to keep this one. I am honestly tempted to start collecting this subset.

Chandler, Wes

Card: Upper Deck Legends 1997
Acquired: EBay, 2021

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Wes Chandler WR at Florida from 1974 to 1977 posting 93 receptions for 1994 yards and 22 TDs.

  • Also moonlighted rushing the ball 61 times for 353 yards and 6 TDs in his Senior campaign, finishing 10th in Heisman voting.

  • Selected 3rd overall in the first round of the 78 draft by the New Orleans Saints.

  • Had 1069 yards on 65 receptions, including a career long 85 yard long the following year.

  • Traded during the 1981 season to San Diego.

  • Chandler finished out the year with 1142 yards on 69 receptions.

  • In 1982 led NFL during strike shortened season with 1032 yards and 9 TDs in just 8 games.

  • Had career high 1199 yards and 10 TDs  in 1985.

  • After the 1987 season, joined the 49ers for final year in 88 playing in 4 games.

  • Has seen extensive time coaching in a variety of leagues including the Orlando Thunder, UCF, Rhein Fire, Frankfurt Galaxy, Berlin Thunder, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, New York Sentinels, and the California Golden Bears.

  • Briefly served as the commissioner of the MLFB before it reorganized in 2017.

CAREER ACCOLADES:

  • Earned Pro Bowl Honors in 79, 82, 83, and 85

  • First Team All Pro 1982

  • San Diego Chargers 40th All-Time Team

  • San Diego Chargers 50th All-Time Team

  • San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame

  • University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame

  • College Football Hall of Fame

NOTES:

Chandler has been overlooked by the Pro Football Hall of Fame numerous times, primarily due to the fact that he played during the dead ball era.

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