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Weathers, Clarence

Score Supplemental 1990, #44T

Cards: Score Supplemental 1990
Acquired: TTM 2022, C/o Home
Sent: 2/18 Received: 2/28 (10 days)
Failure TTM 2019, C/o Home

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Return specialist and WR at Delaware State returned two punts and kickoffs for TDs in Freshman season in 1980.
  • Dropped out of college after the season concluded.
  • Was working out with his brother (Robert) and caught the eye of the Patriots who offered him a free agent contract in 1983.
  • Caught 19 passes for 379 yards and 3 TDs his rookie year, while moonlighting as a kick returner.
  • 84 season cut short by stress fracture of foot.
  • Browns were trying to acquire Weathers when he suddenly hit the market as a free agent in 85.
  • Immediately contributed to squad, providing much needed speed and return skills.
  • Caught only 16 passes- but averaged a team record 28.1 yards per catch (449 yards) and 3 TDs, as well as returned 26 punts for 219 yards.
  • Signed with Colts in 1989, playing in four contests before being released.
  • Joined Chiefs, and caught 17 passes for 192 yards.
  • Signed as a Plan B Free Agent with the Packers in 1990.
  • Had career high 33 receptions in 1990.
  • Retired after the 1991 season.

NOTES:

This is a great looking card of Clarence, and I had always wanted to get it signed. I tried back in 2019 to get him, but ran into a wrong address. I love these players who played a few years, had a few cards and have a great story to tell.

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Morris, Lee

Utimate World League 1992 Promo

CARDS: Ultimate World League 1992, Ultimate World League 1992 Defense, Ultimate World League 1992 Promo
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 12/14/21 RECEIVED: 1/3/22 (20 days)
FAILURE: TTM C/o Home, 2014, 2016, 2019

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Walked on to the Oklahoma Sooners football team in 1985.
  • Fairytale story continued as he contributed to the Sooners National Football championship that year, catching 5 passes for 96 yards and 2 TDs.
  • Went undrafted in 1987, but thanks to the NFL Players Strike, saw significant playing time starting 3 games for the Green Bay Packers.
  • Contributed career best 6 catches for 132 yards and a TD in win over Eagles during Week 3.
  • Among final tough cuts during 1988 training camp.
  • Joined CFL Toronto Argos late in season.
  • Had 5 catches for 86 yards and TD against Winnipeg a few weeks later.
  • Played following season for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
  • Selected by the San Antonio Riders in the 8th round of the WLAF 1991 positional draft.
  • Emerged as San Antonio’s most reliable receiver in 1991, contributing 23 catches for 409 yards and 2 TDs- including a franchise long 73 yard TD grab.
  • Returned for 1992 season but suffered season ending injury after catching 9 passes for 174 yards.
Ultimate 1992, Defensive Overview #191

NOTES:

I had been hunting for Lee Morris for quite some time- striking out at 3 different addresses over the years. From time to time I like to look at EBay. It’s a backdoor way to see who is signing TTM sometimes, and this one paid off. I found a listing on the site for Lee’s autograph on his Ultimate base card. Then I cross referenced the information I had on him and realized he signed from a previous address I had tried him at a few years ago. It made me quite ecstatic when I got these back. These cards are technically the first responses of 2022.

These are some great action shots of Lee. I remember leaving a game or two, and seeing kids chase Lee for his autograph on his Ultimate promo card that were inserted into the Gametime magazines. (I was quite jealous as I couldn’t find one.) He seemed quite happy that he had a card.

Later the base card appeared in all its glory. I love this shot of him jumping up in the air to make a grab, however it showcases the Riders and the league’s lackluster attendance woes.

I tossed in the Defensive Overview card as well, and since it had a receiver in the picture, it made sense to have Lee sign it. Oddly the back image has Surge helmets on it, but I’d assume it’s not an error card as the set itself is meant to introduce fans to football.

Ultimate WLAF 1992, #156

NFL

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WLAF

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Holmgren, Mike

Pro Set 1992, #180

Card: Pro Set 1992
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 8/4 Received: 8/23 (19 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played QB at USC seeing backup duty in 1967-68 throwing for 108 yards and a TD.
  • Selected by the St Louis Cardinals in the 8th round of the 1969 NFL Draft and later saw time in the camp of the New York Jets.
  • Went into coaching in 1971, reaching the college ranks in 1981 at San Fransisco State as a QB coach and OC.
  • Quickly moved to BYU in 1982 as QB Coach tutoring Steve Young.
  • Worked with the 49ers from 1986-89 under Bill Walsh, as a QB Coach and later as an OC, tutoring both Joe Montana and Steve Young.
  • Won two Super Bowls during that period in ’89 and ’91.
  • Offense was ranked #1 in 1989 and the ’91 team’s 55-10 shellacking of the Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV remains the highest points scored by one team.
  • Joined the Packers in 1992, rebuilding storied franchise into perennial powerhouse, molding future HOFer Brett Favre.
  • Appeared in two Super Bowls, winning Super Bowl XXXI over the New England Patriots.
  • Signed on as head coach and GM of the Seahawks in 1998 coaching Matt Hasselbeck, making an additional Super Bowl appearance (XL).
  • Resigned after the 2008 season.
  • Spent 2009 to 2012 as GM of the Cleveland Browns.

ACCOLADES:

  • Seahawks Ring of Honor 2021
  • Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
  • WA Sports Hall of Fame

NOTES:

Mike Holmgren didn’t sign for a while, even skipping out on signing this rookie card from what I understand, even when he did sign. He started back up again, and I couldn’t help but ask him to toss in a play as well. I was very happy to get him on both of these items.

He’s been denied the HOF for some reason a few times. I think he’s due to be inducted with a solid resume, and an incredibly heavy coaching tree branching off of him that includes a lot of current names such as Andy Reid.

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