The last time I got Warren, he quickly stopped signing again before I could clear out a few more of my set needs and cards I liked- and he appears in all the great sets of the era I collected. I definitely decided to double dipped on this one.
I was pretty disappointed recently to hear that Warren decided to change his tune and is now fully selling the HOUSTON Oilers as part of the Tennessee Titans history. This coincided with the franchise’s late attempt to fully integrate Oilers history into Tennessee, as Houston fans were clamoring again about bringing the derrick and history home. Then the Tacks decided to have a homecoming game where they flew out all the players to Tennessee. Pretty good PR move on their part.
He used to be one of my favorite players, but I saw this as an absolute betrayal. It was odd because he was even quoted as saying that he never played for this fan base or in Tennessee but here he was being inducted into their Ring of Honor.
Signed by the Browns in mid 1990 after a prolific career kicking for the Edmonton Eskimos in the CFL.
Kicked 3 game winning field goals for squad that just took away 4 wins for year.
Kicked and punted for the Esks from 87-90.
Set CFL single season record with 227 points.
Kicked game winning kick with seconds remaining, to propel Esks to 75th Grey Cup 38-36 over the Toronto Argonauts in 87.
Went to camp with the Lions in 1991, but was released in camp due to broken foot.
Returned to Esks in 1991 and later played for Stampeders in same season.
Signed by Rams in 92 but couldn’t beat out Tony Zendejas in camp.
Joined the Ohio Glory of the World League for the 92 season.
Kicked game winning field goal against Galaxy to propel Glory to their only win of the season, 20-17.
Windsor /Essex HoF 2017
CFL West All-Star 1988
I remember Jerry being one of the few players at the time that I had cards of for the Glory/ Riders preseason game. The dents on the corners of the Score Supplemental bear the scars of both the preseason game and the infamous Hail Storm Game. I never got Jerry, and put this card away for many years.
Later, when I was coming back to the hobby I put this card aside. I love the Score card, as it not only shows a great action shot of Jerry in a single bar face mask, which was quickly becoming a rarity back then, but also the dirt of Municipal Stadium. Great card.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.