Tag Archives: Denver Broncos

Maggs, Don

Topps Stadium Club 1992, #8

Cards: Topps Stadium Club 1992, Fleer 1990, ProSet 1991
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 8/2 Received: 8/9 (7 days)
Failure: TTM 2014, C/o Home x2

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • After playing offensive line at Tulane where he was a 3 year starter, Don Maggs was selected by the Pittsburgh Maulers of the USFL in 1984.

  • Spent 1985 with the New Jersey Generals.

  • Selected in the USFL Supplemental Draft by the Houston Oilers in the second round.

  • Provided versatile depth for the Oilers already stacked offensive line.

  • Blew out anterior cruciate ligament during training camp in 1987 and saw no action that year.

  • In fact, only started 3 games over 3 seasons with the Oilers before taking over fulltime at left tackle in 1990.

  • Was the Denver Broncos first official unrestricted free agent signing in 1993.

  • Played final two seasons (93/94) with the Denver Broncos.

  • Started 110 games over career.

Fleer Update 1990, #U-35 Pro Set 1991, #520

NOTES:

I had tried previously to get Don’s autograph but had failed twice. The first time was an RTS with his new address, so I packed everything up and resent. Everyone else got their stuff back but me. After waiting a few years and reloading I decided to give him another shot and got him on these great cards.

Dorsett, Tony ‘TD’ (3)

Upper Deck College Legends 2011, #76

CARDS: Upper Deck College Legends 2011, Panini Contenders 2017, Topps Fire 2015
ACQUIRED: TTM 2020, 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 4/23/20 RECEIVED: 4/27/20 (4 days)
SENT: 4/16/21 RECEIVED: 4/26/21 (10 days)
Donation Enclosed

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

Topps Fire 2015, #18 Panini Contenders Draft Picks, #96

NOTES:

After he smudged one of the cards I wanted him to sign that I had previously sent to him, I waited a year and gave him another shot on two more cards. He did however return that Upper Deck College Legends in almost record time in just 4 days flat.

Topps really had come a long way over the years, and their Fire branded entry was really high end stuff. When I got this card, I knew I wanted to eventually get it signed. Tony appears in most of the Panini stuff, and I still need to possibly go back and get him on one last card or two, but who knows if he will still be signing by then as CTE has really taken its toll on the former stalwart back.

Winder, Sammy ‘Sidewinder’

Pro Set 1989, #113

Cards: ProSet 1989, Score 1989
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 4/17 Received: 5/20 (33 days)*
Failure: TTM 2011, C/o Home
* donation enclosed

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Sammy Winder walked onto the Southern Mississippi football team and played for them from 1978-1981.

  • In every year his rushing yardage increased from 340 in 1978 to 1029 in 1981.

  • A powerback with a nose for the endzone, Winder rushed for a school record 20 TDs in 1980.

  • Finished his career at So Miss with 736 carries for 3114 yards and 39 TDs. 

  • Selected in the 5th round of the 1982 draft by the Denver Broncos.

  • Was  major factor in franchise’s return to greatness as the team appeared in 3 Super Bowls.

  • Known for his TD dance called the ‘Mississippi Mudwalk’.

  • Best year came in 1984 when Sammy ran 296 times for 1153 yards and 4 TDs, also catching 44 passes for 288 yards and 2 TDs.

  • Had a career best 14 TDs in 1986 (9 rushing, 5 receiving).

  • Led the AFC in Scoring in 1987 with 7 total TDs during a strike shortened season.

  • Retired after the 1990 season.

ACCOLADES:

  • Led NCAA in TD rushes in 1980 (20)

  • Pro Bowl selection 1984, 1986

  • USM Team of the Century

  • USM Athletic Hall of Fame

  • Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
Score 1989, #141
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NOTES:

I had written the Sidewinder way back in 2011, but at the time he was asking for a donation that I couldn’t afford, so 8 years later I gave him another shot with the money and he signed these two cards. I just figured he could’ve used a sharpie instead of a ball point pen.

Sammy as of 2021 has his own construction company in Mississippi that he started while he was still playing for the Broncos.