CARD: Ultimate World League 1992 Galaxy Team Card ACQUIRED: TTM 2019, C/o Home SENT: 10/7/19 RECEIVED: 7/12/21 (644 DAYS)
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.
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.
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 TDs 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.
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
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.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.