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Kacmarynski, Mark

2000 Playoff Contenders European Ticket, #164

CARD: Playoff Contenders European Contenders 2000
Leaf Rookies & Stars 2000
ACQUIRED: 2021, Future Considerations. TTM 2022, C/o Home

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • The most acclaimed of Central College’s runningbacks, ran for an astounding career 5855 yards on 928 carries.
  • Saw time in camp with the Bears (97), Eagles (99), Colts/Giants (00).
  • Assigned to NFL Europe by the Eagles to play for the Frankfurt Galaxy in 1999, winning the World Bowl that year.
  • Ran for 192 yards on 43 carries, and caught 9 passes for 72 yards for Frankfurt.
  • Played one final season with the Amsterdam Admirals in 2000.
  • Rushed for 212 yards on 73 carries, and caught 14 passes for 104 yards for the Admirals.

ACCOLADES:

  • Iowa High School Sports Hall of Fame
Leaf Rookies & Stars 2000, #274

NOTES:

Mark during his college days was featured in a two page profile spread in Sports Illustrated (print).

He was pretty easy to find on the internet, so I went ahead and dropped him his Leaf card in the mail to sign. He responded and attached a nice sticky note to the card.

“Thanks for being a fan!”

-Mark Kac

NFLE

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Hasselbeck, Matt ‘Mr. August’

Panini Gridiron 2012, #191

Cards: Gridiron 2012, Panini Rookies & Stars 2010
Acquired: TTM 2010, C/o The Tennessee Titans
Sent: 12/22/2011 Received: 6/15/2020 (3098 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played QB for Boston College from 1994-97.
  • Threw for 4,548 yards and 22 TDs over college career.
  • While numbers weren’t spectacular, did enough to get noticed by pro scouts.
  • Selected by the Green Bay Packers in 1998 during the 6th round of the NFL Draft.
  • Toiled away on the practice squad and primarily as Brett Favre’s little seen backup for first two seasons.
  • Traded for by Seattle, following former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Holmgren.
  • After unseating Trent Dilfer at starting QB in 2003, went on to have a productive NFL career in Seattle.
  • Had most productive season in 2007, throwing for 3,966 yards and 28 TDs.
  • Fan favorite who had a heartbreaking departure from Seattle after the 2011 NFL Lockout.
  • Began Journeyman phase of career with the Tennessee Titans playing 2011 and 2012 with the franchise.
  • Had a solid 2011, throwing for 3,571 yards and 18 TDs.
  • Joined Indianapolis Colts in 2013, playing sparingly initially, backing Andrew Luck.
  • As injuries piled up on Luck- especially near the end of 2015, pressed back into emergency action leading team to 5-3 mark in his absence.
  • Retired after the 2015 season.
  • As of 2022, is currently an on air personality for Sunday Night Countdown on ESPN.

ACCOLADES:

  • ProBowl 2003, 05, 07
  • Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor
  • Seattle Seahawks 35th Anniversary Team
Panini Rookies & Stars 2010, #134

NOTES:

I really respected Matt. -He always had the Texans number. I wrote Matt right at the end of the 2012 season, after he said that he was very good with fan mail. I tossed these two cards in, because I couldn’t find the Score 2009 or the Donruss Rookies & Stars 2009 I wanted to send.I never knew what a journey it’d be for these cards…

It took roughly 8.5 years to get these back. In that time, I got a job, got married, moved 3 times, and had a kid. I never thought I’d see these again, but Matt now represents the longest wait I’ve had for any TTM ever, besting Santana Dotson by… 2 and a half years or so.

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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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