Fastest timed receiver in the 1986 NFL Draft, was the first selection of the Dallas Cowboys at #18.
Played college ball for UCLA, posting 121 career receptions for 1857 yards and 8 TDs.
Promising rookie year concluded with 41 receptions for 744 yards and 5 TDs.
Lost 1987 and 88 seasons to a broken leg in separate incidents.
Considered a bust by fans, signed by 49ers via Plan B in 1989.
Continued rehab and joined 49ers for playoffs helping team win Super Bowl XXIV.
Broke right leg again in 1990.
Put together solid campaign in 1992 with 38 receptions for 607 yards.
Signed with Giants as a free agent in 1993.
Dislocated hip and broke hip socket after solid start.
In 1994, scored career highs with 53 catches for 825 yards and 6 TDs.
Joined Denver Broncos in 1996, retiring before the 1997 regular season.
Mike Sherrard is the story of perseverance through pain as he suffered multiple leg injuries through out his career. As of this post, he was a pretty good TTM signer, so I wanted to get him on a few cards of his I liked. Mike has been active in charitable circles for autism, and has begun making the rounds coaching football at the High School level.
Had a marvelous journey as a quarterback playing through 18 seasons for 3 leagues and 8 teams from 1952-69.
Played for Kentucky from 1949-51.
In an era not renown for passing, threw for 1627 yards (114/203) and 23 TDs to 12 INT in 1950.
4th pick of the 1952 NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers.
Joined CFL Ottawa Rough Riders in 1954, playing there through 55, and also again in 59.
Returned to NFL for a one year stint with the Browns in 56.
Again, played for Packers in 57 and 58.
After one year stint with the CFL again in 59, played for the Oakland Raiders in 1960.
After middling success with Oakland, was traded as part of a blockbuster deal to the Boston Patriots.
Played for the Patriots from 1961-67.
At time of departure from Boston, owned all the franchise’s passing records and many AFL ones as well.
Retired after winning Super Bowl III as Joe Namath‘s backup in Super Bowl III.
Had extensive coaching career.
Passed away in 2017 at the age of 87 after a battle with cancer.
In an age of more sexy names, I really hadn’t considered the legacy of Babe, compared to guys like Tom Brady (of course), or even Drew Bledsoe or Steve Grogan for that matter. -That being said Babe paved the way for those guys.
Kicked 43 yard field goal in 27-17 win over the New York-New Jersey Knights.
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.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.