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Thompkins, DeAndre

Topps XFL 2020, #AU -DT

CARD: Topps XFL 2020
ACQUIRED: 2020, Box Breaker


  • Accumulated 83 receptions for 1245 yards and 6 TDs while playing at Penn State from 2015-18.
  • Was not selected in 2018 NFL Draft, but was later signed by the Eagles.
  • Selected in the 4th round of the 2020 XFL Draft by the DC Defenders.
  • Had best game in 27-0 win over the NY Guardians in Week 2, posting 6 receptions for 67 yards and a TD.
  • In 5 games totaled 7 receptions for 85 yards and a TD, while also rushing 2 times for 33 yards.
  • Saw time in training camps with both the Steelers (2020) and Packers (2021).

Ramirez, Santos

Topps XFL 2020, #89

CARD: Topps XFL 2020
ACQUIRED: IP 2023, San Antonio Brahmas v Washington Defenders


  • Santos Ramirez played defensive back at Arkansas from 2015-18.
  • He posted 228 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions for 58 yards and a TD, 13 pass deflections, and 5 forced fumbles over his college career for the Razorbacks.
  • Went unselected in the 2019 NFL Draft, but saw time as a free agent on the preseason roster of the New York Jets.
  • Played safety for the Seattle Dragons in the XFL 2020, posting 11 total tackles.
  • Returned to the XFL in 2023, starting all 10 games, and had a solid season for the DC Defenders.
  • Posted 46 total tackles, .5 sacks, and 2 interceptions for 47 yards, and a TD.
  • His 40 yard interception of Brandon Silvers for a TD was considered one of the top 5 highlights of the DC Defenders season.


After the game I milled around and spotted Santos out on the field with his family. I flagged him down. He was shocked he had a card and his mom asked to see it too. He was really excited to pen it, so I parlayed his autograph by asking him if he could help me get Jordan Ta’Amu too, which he nicely did for me! I’ll probably drop a few more off with his mom if I see her again. (She was pretty hot…) lol

Lee, Khari

CARDS: Topps XFL 2020 Green #83/99, Topps XFL 2020 Stars of the XFL
ACQUIRED: TTM 2020, C/o Home
SENT: 6/29/20 RECEIVED: 1/25/21 (210 days)


  • After going undrafted in 2015, was signed by the Houston Texans as a free agent.
  • Had a solid preseason, but with a logger jam at TE, the Texans traded Khari to Chicago.
  • Cut by the Bears in 2016, joined the Lions for 2016/17.
  • Claimed by the Bills in 2017, but later waived in 2018.
  • Selected in the 5th round of the 2019 XFL Draft by the DC Defenders.
  • After league ended season prematurely due to COVID, Khari signed with the Falcons in 2020.
  • Given an injury settlement, and joined Lions briefly for second stint.


When Khari was drafted by the DC Defenders I knew he’d be a solid fit for the team. I thought he was going to be a good fit with the Texans, especially based on what I saw. I ended up nabbing him with one of the final picks of my XFL Fantasy Draft, and he helped my team go undefeated in 2020 catching 8 passes, with 2 of them going for 2 TDs.

He kindly signed these cards for me- but did so, much to my chagrin, on the back. Khari also sent me back an extra autographed base card, that I sent off to my friend Mark, who had received cards back from Khari, but they were unsigned.