Card: VGF NFL Europa Frankfurt Galaxy 2007 Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home Sent: 2/12 Received: 4/14 (51 days)
Anthony played four years at Eastern Michigan from 2002-2005.
The runningback ran 635 times for 2888 yards, 26 TDs, and caught 76 passes for 576 yards and 2 TDs.
His best year came in 2003 when he plowed ahead with 338 carries for 1531 yards and 12 TDs to go along with 44 receptions for 304 yards and a TD.
Was not selected by in the 2006 NFL draft, but made the Lions as a member of their practice squad.
Played in 2007 for the Frankfurt Galaxy of the NFLE logging a gaudy 5.3 yards per carry on 34 carries, while returning 1 kick for 23 yards.
Named NFLE Offensive Player of the Week in Week 2 for his 102 all purpose yards in Frankfurt’s 18-13 win over Cologne.
Was the NFLE’s leader in rushing- but broke his leg during Week 3 of the season.
Spent time briefly in the CFL with the BC Lions.
When I received these cards from my friend, I really wanted to get Anthony’s autograph on this card and he didn’t disappoint. When I got the envelope back, in very small writing he asked me for a copy of this card.
Card: Wild Card World League 1992 Acquired: TTM 2020, C/o Work Sent: 9/16 Received: 10/8 (22 days)
A four-year starter at right guard for USC from 1987 to 1990, Mark Tucker was selected in the 7th round of the 91 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons spending most of the year on the practice squad. The next year he joined the Colts in a similar capacity and then was allocated to the Frankfurt Galaxy of the World League where he spent a season with the squad in 1992.
After the World League reorganized, Mark joined the Arizona Cardinals, playing for them the next two seasons (1993-1994). In the meantime, Mark moonlighted on ‘American Gladiators’ as an injury replacement gladiator named ‘Rebel’. His interesting career journey continued from there spending a season with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an expansion selection in 95. With the following season under his belt with the New Orleans Saints in 96, Tucker decided to take his talents to the Arena Football League, playing for the Arizona Rattlers. He experienced his best football years with the franchise, and played from 1997 to 2006 with the squad.
Mark quickly jumped into coaching offensive and defensive lines for the Rattlers, and then later the New Orleans Voodoo. He moved to the high school ranks, where he has become an acclaimed position coach over the last 20 years.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.