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Barnes, Deion

CARD: Topps AAF 2019
ACQUIRED: TTM 2019, C/o Home
SENT: 6/3/19 RECEIVED: 6/27/19 (24 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played from 2012 to 2014 at LB for Penn State.
  • Logged 99 total tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, 4 pass deflections and 5 forced fumbles over his college career.
  • Wasn’t selected in 2015 NFL Draft, but signed with the New York Jets.
  • After being waived that year, was signed to the Chiefs practice squad and cut in 2016.
  • Stayed in playing shape, and signed with the San Antonio Commanders of the AAF in 2018.
  • Started all 8 games for SA, posting 16 total tackles and 2 sacks.
  • After league ceased operations, returned to Penn State and as of 2022 is a graduate assistant.

NOTES:

As a Commanders fan I was happy to get Deion’s autograph back- sort of… I mean, is this a crayon or a faded Vis-A-Vis he signed with? Just terrible. I may send to him again to cover this one and hopefully he will sign it better.

LaChapelle, Sean

Classic Draft Picks 1993, #47

CARDS: Classic 1993, Pro Set 1993, Pro Line 1997
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 1/17/22 RECEIVED: 2/26/22 (40 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Caught 142 passes for 2,027 yards with 14 touchdowns over college career at UCLA.
  • As a junior set single season school record with 68 catches for 987 yards and 11 TDs.
  • At the time, also finished as school’s all-time leading receiver with 130 catches.
  • Selected in the 5th round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams.
  • Saw action in 10 games, catching 2 passes for 23 yards.
  • Cut after the following preseason in 1994.
  • Largely disillusioned with his experience in the NFL Sean sat out ’94 and ’95.
  • He returned to football in 1996, joining the Scottish Claymores of the World League.
  • Had a banner season, catching 47 passes for 1023 yards, a 21.8 yard average and 7 TDs.
  • Returned stateside and later was a late season pickup of the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Caught 27 passes for 422 yards and 2 TDs.

ACCOLADES:

  • World League MVP 1996

NOTES:

When I started expanding the WLAF shrine to include the NFLE/ Europa, I immediately started looking for players who had cards that played for franchises that may not have been represented on their European teams.

As I was digging through the Claymores rosters, I found that Sean had quite a few cards, and I felt very inspired by his Classic ’93 entry. I picked up both that and his 93 Pro Set and sent them out to an address I found. (Sean’s last name obviously is not very common.)

He responded in a bit over a month, signing not only his cards, but including the Proline as an extra, included a business card promoting his Youtube channel and wrote on the envelope, “God Bless your work,” -I am assuming in reference to my ongoing quest to honor as many WLAF/ NFLE/ Europa players with their autograph and adding them to my shrine.

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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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