Tag Archives: Dallas Cowboys

Highsmith, Alonzo (2)

Cards: Pro Set 1990, Action Packed 1990, Fleer 1990, Topps 1990
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 4/27 Received: 5/14 (17 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • See Alonzo Highsmith

  • Has continued to establish himself as an up and coming front office executive.

  • Joined the Cleveland Browns front office in 2018 as their Vice President of Player Personnel.

  • As of 2020 works in the Seattle Seahawks front office. 

NOTES:

I think I got really lucky with Alonzo, as he signed all 4 of these cards for me, with two of them becoming more recent set needs. He stopped signing shortly thereafter TTM, but I figured since it’d been nearly 10 years, it was OK to come back and tap that vein again.

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

Williams, Erik ‘Big Kat’

Pro Set 1991, #799

Cards: ProSet 1991, Fleer 1995
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 7/1 Received: 8/2 (32 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Erik Williams played for tiny NAIA Central State, OH.

  • A small school find by the Cowboys, he was selected in the 3rd round of the 1991 draft.

  • Did not become starter until 1992, when he dislodged starter Nate Newton from his RT position.

  • Sat out a good portion of the 1994 season due to a freak car accident that he was injured badly in.

  • Played for the Cowboys from 1991-2000 and one final season in Baltimore.

ACCOLADES:

  • Pro Bowl 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999

  • All Pro 1993, 1995, 1996

  • Central Ohio Hall of Fame 2010
Fleer 1995, #102

NOTES:

Erik was nicknamed Big E, but for some reason we heard Big Kat a lot. I never got Erik at training camp all those years ago. He just always seemed to skip by me.