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Pelluer, Steve

Pro Set 1989, #95

CARDS: ProSet 1989, ProSet 1989 Update, Score 1989
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 5/2 RECEIVED: 5/21 (19 days)
FAILURE: TTM 2011, 2013; C/o Home


  • 5th round selection out of Washington by the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Groomed to be Danny White’s backup and heir.
  • 3 year starter for the Huskies, threw for 4603 yards and 30 TDs.
  • In ’86 saw extensive playing time, throwing for 2727 yards, 8 TDs, including an 84 yard TD to Herschel Walker.
  • In 1988 finally became full-time starter, ranking in the top 7 in completions (245), TDs (17), and yards (3,139).
  • Briefly held the franchise record with 14 straight completions.
  • Dangerous scrambler finished second among NFC QBs with 51 carries for 314 yards.
  • With the firing of longtime head coach Tom Landry, the franchise decided to move in another direction with Jimmy Johnson in 1989.
  • The Cowboys traded Herschel Walker and drafted Troy Aikman and Steve Walsh.
  • Pelluer in the meantime held out, and in mid-October was traded to the Chiefs for a couple of low round draft choices.
  • Saw action in 5 contests, starting 3 in 1990, including a win over Seattle, when he threw for 205 yards and a TD.
  • Sprained knee and was out remainder of year.
  • As Steve DeBerg cemented his role as starter, Pelluer saw sparing playing time.
  • Pelluer joined the Denver Broncos in 1992 via Plan B, but he would not make the roster.
  • After a brief break, he’d play in the CFLUSA for the Blue Bombers in 1995, completing 9 of 17 passes for 112 yards and a TD, but was lost to injury after injury for the season in Week 2.
  • Pelluer signed on with the reborn World League in 1995, playing for the Frankfurt Galaxy and helping the team reach the World Bowl for the first time.
  • Retired after the 1996 campaign, playing mainly as a backup.
  • Since retirement has spent time in real estate with a specialization in commercial properties.


I always felt like Steve got a bad rap in Dallas, but he did also hold out at a critical time when the Cowboys were rebuilding. Then he got shipped to KC only to get stuck behind DeBerg. I had wanted to get Steve for a while- failing on him twice previously. -I even had his Starting Lineup figure!





Banks, Shawn

Frankfurt Galaxy 2000 Team Issue

CARD: Frankfurt Galaxy Team Issue 2000
ACQUIRED: 2022, Private Acquisition


  • Played LB at Texas Tech from 1992-95, forming the core of the defense alongside future NFLer Zach Thomas.
  • Notched 365 career tackles- 7th-most in Tech history. 
  • Joined the World League in 1997, playing for the Frankfurt Galaxy that year, as well as in ’98 and ’00.
  • In 1997, forced a league record 9 fumbles, while also posting 76 tackles and 2 picks.
  • Played RILB in 97 and ‘8, and MLB in ’00.
  • Played in 2001 with the XFL Orlando Rage.
  • Collected 40.5 total tackles and an interception over the season.


  • 1997 All-World Team


Great card here of Shawn. Unless there were other team printed cards of him, this would be the only card that was produced of him. What a gem. Not sure if the 9 FF were a typo, but that’s an incredible feat if true.





Tate, Adam

CARD: Frankfurt Galaxy Team Issue 2003
ACQUIRED: 2022, Private Acquisition


  • Adam Tate redshirted at Washington, then ended up going to JC for two years, before reemerging on the scene in 2000 with Utah.
  • Playing HB he ran for 1479 yards on 320 carries, with 19 TDs, along with 16 receptions for 212 yards and a TD over his time with the Utes.
  • Undrafted out of college in 2002- later signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but didn’t make the squad.
  • Signed on with the NFLE and played both HB and FB for the Frankfurt Galaxy in 2003, finishing second on the team in rushing.
  • Scored a TD in the World Bowl as the Galaxy triumphed 35-16 over the Rhein Fire.
  • Was picked up by the Green Bay Packers, but didn’t make the squad.