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Ragans, Bill

Ultimate World League 1992, #36

CARD: Ultimate World League 1992 Galaxy Team Card
ACQUIRED: TTM 2019, C/o Home
SENT: 10/7/19 RECEIVED: 7/12/21 (644 DAYS)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played for FSU at Strong Safety from 1987-90.
  • Compiled 166 total tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 6 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 12 pass breakups and 1 pick.
  • A dangerous special teamer, returned a punt 32 yards for TD in 87 scoring a TD against Mississippi State.
  • Blocked 3 kicks in 1990.
  • Went unselected in 1991 NFL Draft but signed with the Seahawks.
  • Injured knee and rehabbed it while coaching HS football.
  • Played in 1992 for the World League’s Frankfurt Galaxy, recording 1 sack before reinjuring knee.
  • Opted to retire and follow his passion into coaching and has had stops across the high school and college ranks.

NOTES:

I have to get creative on some of these Ultimate cards since they do not have the player name on them. I realized that since the player’s numbers were at my fingertips, I could probably locate the actual player on the card. With a 2 on the right pad and a 9 on the left- I was able to trace down 29 as Bill Ragans. From there it was a simple internet search to locate the best fit for the name.

Bill responded in a bit under 2 years. He apologized for the wait as this one had gotten lost on his desk. He asked me to send a few more for his collection, to which I was happy to fulfil for him.

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Tinsley, Derrick ‘Bup’

VGF 2006

CARD: VGF 2006
ACQUIRED: TTM 2020, C/o Work
SENT: 4/3 RECEIVED: 8/1 (128 Days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played college ball for the Tennessee Volunteers from 2001-04.
  • Split time at RB and WR over career.
  • Best year came in 2002, totalling 458 yards from scrimmage, (202 rushing, 256 receiving and 5 TDs).
  • During the 4th quarter in a game against Georgia in 2002, caught a pass for a TD (33 yards), and threw one to Jason Witten (5 yards).
  • Spent time on the Atlanta Falcons practice squad in 2005.
  • Allocated to the Frankfurt Galaxy for 2006.
  • As of this post is currently a High School Football coach.

NOTES:

Derrick actually reached out to me and friended me on Facebook. He then signed and sent back to this card after we talked about the NFLE for a bit.

Chandler, Wes

Card: Upper Deck Legends 1997
Acquired: EBay, 2021

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Wes Chandler WR at Florida from 1974 to 1977 posting 93 receptions for 1994 yards and 22 TDs.

  • Also moonlighted rushing the ball 61 times for 353 yards and 6 TDs in his Senior campaign, finishing 10th in Heisman voting.

  • Selected 3rd overall in the first round of the 78 draft by the New Orleans Saints.

  • Had 1069 yards on 65 receptions, including a career long 85 yard long the following year.

  • Traded during the 1981 season to San Diego.

  • Chandler finished out the year with 1142 yards on 69 receptions.

  • In 1982 led NFL during strike shortened season with 1032 yards and 9 TDs in just 8 games.

  • Had career high 1199 yards and 10 TDsĀ  in 1985.

  • After the 1987 season, joined the 49ers for final year in 88 playing in 4 games.

  • Has seen extensive time coaching in a variety of leagues including the Orlando Thunder, UCF, Rhein Fire, Frankfurt Galaxy, Berlin Thunder, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, New York Sentinels, and the California Golden Bears.

  • Briefly served as the commissioner of the MLFB before it reorganized in 2017.

CAREER ACCOLADES:

  • Earned Pro Bowl Honors in 79, 82, 83, and 85

  • First Team All Pro 1982

  • San Diego Chargers 40th All-Time Team

  • San Diego Chargers 50th All-Time Team

  • San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame

  • University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame

  • College Football Hall of Fame

NOTES:

Chandler has been overlooked by the Pro Football Hall of Fame numerous times, primarily due to the fact that he played during the dead ball era.

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