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Spears, Calvin

CARD: Frankfurt Galaxy Team Issue 2003
ACQUIRED: 2022, Private Acquisition

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played DB at Grambling and was not selected in the 2002 NFL Draft.
  • Played for the CFL Montreal Alouettes making one tackle that year.
  • In 2003 took his skills to the NFLE playing for the Frankfurt Galaxy pulling in 3 picks.
  • Returned to Louisiana, playing for the New Orleans Voodoo of the Arena Football League in 2004, ’05, and ’08 as a DB/WR.
  • Played one season for the Kansas City Brigade in 2006.
  • Best statistical year came in final year with Voodoo in ’08, posting 88 total tackles, 7 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles, 7 interceptions for 58 yards and a TD playing fulltime as a DB.

NOTES:

Great card here of Calvin, who actually has one other issue- An Upper Deck 2005 Arena Football card when he was with the Kansas City Brigade.

NFLE

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Quinn, Jonathan

Topps 2000, #266

CARDS: Topps 2000, Upper Deck MVP 2002, Pacific 2002
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 10/3 RECEIVED: 10/20 (17 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • With great size (6’6″) and a good arm, Jonathan Quinn led Middle Tennessee State after transferring from Tulane.
  • Showed dramatic improvement in his Senior campaign in ’97, throwing for 2,209 yards and 17 TDs, catching the eye of pro scouts.
  • He was selected in the 3rd round of the ’98 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Quinn- at the time was the highest drafted QB in Jaguars history.
  • Saw sparing playing time his rookie year as the heir apparent to incumbent, Mark Brunell.
  • Guided the team to victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in only his second start in 1998.
  • Quinn was shipped to the NFLE for seasoning in 2001.
  • He played for the Berlin Thunder, throwing 4 TDs in a 34-25 victory over the Frankfurt Galaxy.
  • Then Quinn won World Bowl IX throwing for 308 yards and 3 TDs in a win over the Barcelona Dragons.
  • He’d join the Chiefs in 2002, returning for the 2003 season.
  • 2004 saw Quinn move to Chicago for a single year.
  • He’d throw for 413 yards and a TD in 3 starts.
  • Then Jonathan made a short foray into the Arena Football League signing with the Kansas City Brigade in 2006.
  • He’d retire shortly thereafter due to lingering injuries.
  • Quinn has gone into coaching, working at the Division I and high school levels.

NFL

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NFLE

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ACCOLADES:

  • World Bowl IX MVP
  • NFLE Offensive Player of the Week (Week 5, 2001)
  • 2001 All-NFLE

NOTES:

Pretty pleased with myself on this one. Lots of things I liked about this one. First is that I just don’t get very many Jaguars’ autographs. Second was that Quinn played in the NFLE for the Berlin Thunder. Third was that he was World Bowl IX MVP.

A great autograph here from Jonathan. I really like the Pacific ’02 card, but something that really bugs me about the photo is the tangent on his facemask near his mouth. I can’t tell if I’m looking at his mouth, a shadow, or his mouth piece. It’s distracting because it reads as a second mouth.

Beutler, Jeremy

 

Autograph Memorabilia
Stampede Inaugural Magazine Austin Wranglers
Acquired: Gift 2004

 

My cousin got me a game program full of autographs back in 2004, that I found recently when digging through some boxes. While the AFL was quirky and entertaining playing in “The Drum” (Frank Erwin Center), their legacy did not last, as the franchise packed its bags after 4 seasons.

Jeremy Beutler was originally claimed by the Carolina Cobras in 2000, but opted to play for the Frankfurt Galaxy in the NFLE for 2001 recording 2 sacks. In 2003 Jeremy would sign with the Dallas Desperados playing there for one season before joining the Wranglers for the next two. In 2006 Beutler played for the Kansas City Brigade recording 14.5 tackles and a sack before retiring after the season. ┬áBeutler’s best season probably came in 2004 when he recorded 47 carries for 133 yards and 6 touchdowns. He quickly entered coaching and became the offensive line coach of the Wranglers, but the team wrapped up operations after 2007.