The last time I got Warren, he quickly stopped signing again before I could clear out a few more of my set needs and cards I liked- and he appears in all the great sets of the era I collected. I definitely decided to double dipped on this one.
I was pretty disappointed recently to hear that Warren decided to change his tune and is now fully selling the HOUSTON Oilers as part of the Tennessee Titans history. This coincided with the franchise’s late attempt to fully integrate Oilers history into Tennessee, as Houston fans were clamoring again about bringing the derrick and history home. Then the Tacks decided to have a homecoming game where they flew out all the players to Tennessee. Pretty good PR move on their part.
He used to be one of my favorite players, but I saw this as an absolute betrayal. It was odd because he was even quoted as saying that he never played for this fan base or in Tennessee but here he was being inducted into their Ring of Honor.
After I had received my autographs from Tim mangled in the mail back in 2012-ish, I decided to give him another shot in 2022. He still had quite a few cards that I had wanted to get signed, and some great set needs that appeared after the fact.
Although his Action Packed 1992 was not a set need, it’s a beautiful action shot of him playing with his notable reckless abandon, amazingly after his broken leg in Super Bowl XXIII left him with a metal rod down his leg. There’s a lot of great detail in the photo, with even a ‘waterboy’s’ face slightly out of focus- but watching in awe alongside a Bengals player.
Fastest timed receiver in the 1986 NFL Draft, was the first selection of the Dallas Cowboys at #18.
Played college ball for UCLA, posting 121 career receptions for 1857 yards and 8 TDs.
Promising rookie year concluded with 41 receptions for 744 yards and 5 TDs.
Lost 1987 and 88 seasons to a broken leg in separate incidents.
Considered a bust by fans, signed by 49ers via Plan B in 1989.
Continued rehab and joined 49ers for playoffs helping team win Super Bowl XXIV.
Broke right leg again in 1990.
Put together solid campaign in 1992 with 38 receptions for 607 yards.
Signed with Giants as a free agent in 1993.
Dislocated hip and broke hip socket after solid start.
In 1994, scored career highs with 53 catches for 825 yards and 6 TDs.
Joined Denver Broncos in 1996, retiring before the 1997 regular season.
Mike Sherrard is the story of perseverance through pain as he suffered multiple leg injuries through out his career. As of this post, he was a pretty good TTM signer, so I wanted to get him on a few cards of his I liked. Mike has been active in charitable circles for autism, and has begun making the rounds coaching football at the High School level.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.