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Aikman, Troy (2)

Skybox Impact 1992, #232 Action Packed Rookies & Stars 1992, #72

CARDS: Action Packed Rookies & Stars 1992, Skybox 1992
ACQUIRED: In Person, 2022

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

NOTES:

It’s been a long 30 years plus since I got Troy Aikman on a card so to get him on not one- but two cards, left me quite elated. I had seen that he was in town promoting his new beer line, Eight, and was kicking myself that I missed out on a previous event that he was involved in. Serendipitous timing led Aikman back to the area again, and I pounced when I saw that he was appearing literally 5-10 miles from my house at a local strip of bars.

It was a great event, as I caught up with my cohorts Jeff and Mark. I hadn’t seen Jeff since before the pandemic, and this was his first in person event since then. We sat around and tried out Eight beer. It was actually pretty good!

Soon thereafter Troy appeared behind the bar and began tossing out beers and handing out pints. I narrowly missed catching one of them, and then he started signing memorabilia in earnest. After I pushed Jeff into the crowd, he signed a mini for Jeff and then my Action Packed card- a dire set need. We bit our nails until Mark got his- the very last person on the first bar he visited.

We decided to take a shot at the second bar for another autograph. and after the same set up, came away with the same results. I was scratching my head between 3 different cards, but in the end decided to go with the Impact card. As he was signing the card, he smiled and stared directly into my eyes. I took it as quite genuine, but also as a warning to not try to press for three.

Maslo, Stephan

Pro Set World League 1991, #62

CARD: Pro Set World League 1991
ACQUIRED: TTM 2020, C/o Home
SENT: 9/26 RECEIVED: 10/21 (25 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Former soccer player who found later glory as the top kicker in the German Football League from 1986-1990.
  • Saw action at training camps for the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos in 1989.
  • Operation Discovery selectee of the Frankfurt Galaxy in 1991.
  • Split kicking duties with Tom Whelihan.
  • Kicked 43 yard field goal in 27-17 win over the New York-New Jersey Knights.

NOTES:

At approximately 5,296 miles, Stephan Maslo becomes my longest distance TTM. I had been collaborating with a friend who I’d met through Sportscollectors.net on World League autographs, and he so happened to get this one and pass the address back to me. In about a month Stephan responded with a nice note, the signed card, and this piece of memorabilia.

Mitchell, Deon

CARD: Playoff Contenders European Ticket 2000
ACQUIRED: 2021, Future Considerations

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Dimunitive (5’10”) WR with impressive speed, played college ball at Northern Illinois.
  • Finished as school’s all time leader in all purpose yards with 4,732, and the school’s all time leader in kick returns.
  • Went undrafted in ’99, but was signed by the San Diego Chargers.
  • Signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad and allocated to the Scottish Claymores in 2000.
  • Played in 2001 for the Rampage catching 11 passes- 3 of them for TDs.

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