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Rutledge, Rod

Upper Deck 2002 Houston Texans Inaugural Team Set, #HT7

CARD: Upper Deck 2002 Houston Texans Inaugural Team Set
ACQUIRED: Paid Signing, 2022
FAILURE: TTM 2021, C/o Home


  • A monstrous blocker with eyebrow raising speed for his size at the time (4.7 40, 260) Rod was selected in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots.
  • At Alabama caught 23 passes for 259 yards and a TD.
  • Used primarily as a blocker over his career, caught a career high 15 passes for 103 yards and a TD in 2000.
  • Left exposed by the Patriots in the 2002 Houston Texans Expansion Draft, and was selected by Texans.
  • Saw action in just 5 games that year as a blocker, while Billy Miller saw most of the receiving action at TE.


Rod is perhaps more fondly remembered for being the player that caught Tom Brady’s first touchdown pass, than being a member of the Houston Texans Expansion draft.


Lee, Khari

CARDS: Topps XFL 2020 Green #83/99, Topps XFL 2020 Stars of the XFL
ACQUIRED: TTM 2020, C/o Home
SENT: 6/29/20 RECEIVED: 1/25/21 (210 days)


  • After going undrafted in 2015, was signed by the Houston Texans as a free agent.
  • Had a solid preseason, but with a logger jam at TE, the Texans traded Khari to Chicago.
  • Cut by the Bears in 2016, joined the Lions for 2016/17.
  • Claimed by the Bills in 2017, but later waived in 2018.
  • Selected in the 5th round of the 2019 XFL Draft by the DC Defenders.
  • After league ended season prematurely due to COVID, Khari signed with the Falcons in 2020.
  • Given an injury settlement, and joined Lions briefly for second stint.


When Khari was drafted by the DC Defenders I knew he’d be a solid fit for the team. I thought he was going to be a good fit with the Texans, especially based on what I saw. I ended up nabbing him with one of the final picks of my XFL Fantasy Draft, and he helped my team go undefeated in 2020 catching 8 passes, with 2 of them going for 2 TDs.

He kindly signed these cards for me- but did so, much to my chagrin, on the back. Khari also sent me back an extra autographed base card, that I sent off to my friend Mark, who had received cards back from Khari, but they were unsigned.

Wuerffel, Danny (2)

Topps 2000 Chrome NFLE Prospects, #346 Upper Deck College Legends 2011, #BGH-DW

CARDS: Topps Chrome 2000 NFLE Prospects, Upper Deck College Legends Bowl Game Heroes 2011
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home*
SENT: 2/22 RECEIVED: 5/1 (68 Days)
* Donation Enclosed


See Danny Wuerffel


After pulling this Bowl Game Heroes card back in 2019, I knew I had to add another Danny Wuerffel or two to my collection, so I reloaded and included the chrome Topps 2000.