Well 2 out of 4 isn’t bad as it’s apparent that Albert is a big collector of his own cards. He kept his Score 1989 and Action Packed 1991 that I sent him, but I still got these two nice autographs back on his Fleer 1990 Update and his Skybox 1992.
He also refuses to sign his Gameday 1992- claiming that it isn’t him. -And I mean with good reason, as he was cut by the Colts before he even played that season and later on joined the Steelers. Now I can confirm that Gameday, like other card makers was engaged in the quiet, slick practice of using old player photos for current cards because they just looked good, so it’s entirely possible that they did get a good shot of him from a few years prior so that they could include him in the set with the Colts uniform on.
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
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
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.
After failing out on Jeff back in 2011 originally, I was able to acquire 2 of his autographs from a friend of mine who was exiting the hobby for a while. I still really wanted to pick him up on his Pro Set 1989 card, and these other two (despite the fact they were from after he defected to Kansas City). I really liked the Score Supplemental. It’s well framed, the photography is excellent, and the color from the image to the design are spot on.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.