CARDS: Topps 2012, Playoff Contenders 2012, Panini Prestige 2012
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 11/29 RECEIVED: 12/8 (9 days)
- Played college ball at Illinois State University from 2003-06.
- Set school single season records as a Junior catching 86 passes for 1465 yards and 12 TDs.
- At the time of his departure from the school in 07, owned multiple career receiving records (192 catches, 3007 yards, and 29 receiving TDs).
- Selected in the 3rd round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons
- As a rookie caught 37 passes for 437 yards and a TD.
- After a disappointing season in 2008, the Falcons traded Laurent to the St. Louis Rams for a 5th and 6th round pick.
- In 2010 had 34 receptions for 344 yards and 2 TDs.
- Signed with the Chargers for the 2011 season but was cut in camp.
- Immediately picked up by the Cowboys and went on to notch career highs with 54 receptions for 858 receiving yards and 11 TDs.
- Signed with the Jaguars in 2012 for a big payday, but injuries- primarily concussions ended his career.
Some great looking cards here of Laurent. I mean I guess he’s best remembered for his brief time in Dallas. One wonders how it would’ve turned out if he stayed put with the Cowboys.
CARDS: Pro Set 1989, Score 1989
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 5/4 RECEIVED: 5/20 (16 days)
- Played 4 years at Florida, rushing for 1,993 yards and 15 TDs, and catching 56 passes for 655 yards and 3 TDs.
- Played on same team as notable RBs Neal Anderson and John L Williams.
- First round pick of the Dolphins in 1985, as the 27th player overall.
- Had 369 yards and 3 TDs, finishing 3rd on the team in rushing.
- Returned 45 kicks for 1,020 yards- with the 45 returns tying a club record.
- In ’86 rushed for 830 yards on 186 carries, with 9 TDs- the entirety of the Dolphins rushing TD total.
- In a 45-3 win over the Jets that season, ran for a career high 148 yards on 19 carries (2 TDs), catching 5 passes for 40 yards and an additional TD.
- Dolphins were still looking for a bell cow RB to pair with All-Pro Dan Marino, and in ’89 they drafted Sammie Smith.
- Joined the Cowboys in 1990 but was cut at the end of camp.
- Over career played in 70 games, starting 34.
Lorenzo makes an appearance in the all time classic Nintendo game Tecmo Bowl as the ball carrier for the Dolphins only rush play.
CARD: Frankfurt Galaxy Team Issue 2003
ACQUIRED: 2022, Private Acquisition
- Rashidi Barnes was a 7th round pick out of Colorado in 2000 by the Cleveland Browns.
- Played LB and later FS for 3 years with the Buffs, recording 3 interceptions for 29 yards and a TD.
- Played for the Browns from 2000-01, seeing a bit of playing time recording 14 tackles (7 special teams).
- Played for the Frankfurt Galaxy in the NFLE in 2002.
- Got playing time at FS and RCB, starting all 10 games.
- Had a solid year with 60 total tackles, 1 forced fumbles, 4 pass deflections.
- Signed with the Cowboys later that year in 2002, but missed the final cut.
- Returned to the Galaxy for 2003.
- Helped the Galaxy win World Bowl IX with a banner season, posting 4 interceptions for 60 yards, 8 pass deflections, and 48 total tackles.
- Retired after being cut by the Redskins before the 2003 season.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.