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Davis, Demetrius ‘Truck’ (1967-2013)

ProSet World League 1991, #34

CARD: Pro Set World League 1991
ACQUIRED: EBay, 2022


  • Played college ball at Nevada-Reno and was a talented TE, and big man (6’5″, 235) in basketball.
  • Switched from wingback to tight end, and as a Senior in 1990 caught 33 passes for 539 yards and 7 TDs, earning second team All-Big Sky Honors.
  • Finished career for the Wolfpack with 83 catches for 1296 yards and 13 TDs.
  • 12th round pick of the Los Angeles Raiders, became Mr. Irrelevant, as the last pick of the 1990 NFL Draft.
  • Cut in preseason, but later drafted by the World League Barcelona Dragons in 1991.
  • Finished second on the team in receptions with 34 receptions for 461 yards and 3 TDs.
  • Had monster game, catching 8 passes for 120 yards and 2 TDs, to help beat previously unbeaten London in final week of season.
  • Caught 34 passes for 374 yards in 1992.
  • Returned to World League, and the Dragons in 1995 after league hiatus.
  • Caught 40 passes for 544 yards and 2 TDs that season.
  • Played final season in 1996 with the Dragons, catching a career high 43 passes (376 yards and 2 TDs).
  • At time of retirement, was World League’s all time receptions leader.


  • Vallejo Sports Hall of Fame
  • 1990 Mr. Irrelevant
  • WLAF 1991 Week 10 Player of the Week
  • Barcelona Dragons’ All-Time Career Leading Receiver


A lot of people are looking out for me, and again a special shout out to my friend CFLfaninPhilly for pointing out this auction on EBay to me. I was able to drop in and snipe it out at the last second at a very cheap price. I searched for a very long time for Demetrius, before learning of his passing only a few days after finding a working address. (It was eye opening to discover how many Demetrius Davis’ exist in this world.) As he is covered in all 3 sets, just finding one autographed was a major coup. The seller of the card indicated that he was old and done with collecting and loved going to training camps, through the mail, and spring training, so I figured this one was a low risk/ high reward situation.


Demetrius passed away of a heart attack (enlarged heart) in December of 2012 at the age of 45, following a pickup basketball game.  Truck touched a lot of people’s lives with his positivity, humor, and inspiration. CC Sabathia, (Davis’ cousin) a pitcher for the Yankees, renovated a North Vallejo basketball court at 1601 Fairgrounds Drive and named it after Demetrius.


Harden, Mike

CARDS: Fleer 1990, Pro Set 1989
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 11/12 RECEIVED: 11/26 (14 days)


  • An All-Big 10 Team two timer at Michigan, Mike was selected in the 5th round of the 1980 draft by the Denver Broncos.
  • Making the squad, he’d later transition from FS to CB during the ’83 training camp.
  • He’d record 20 interceptions and 4 TDs over the next 4 seasons.
  • His 179 interception return yards in 1986, became the single season franchise record.
  • Named Broncos’ defensive MVP for 1986 effort.
  • Led or shared franchise lead in interceptions for 5 straight years.
  • Transitioned back to FS in final year with Denver (’88).
  • Career average of 19.4 yards per interception is a career franchise record.
  • Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Raiders in 1989, retiring after the 1990 season.


Mike appears in both Tecmo Bowl and Tecmo Super Bowl. Mike was well known for his rivalry with Seahawks WR Steve Largent.


Seale, Sam

Gameday 1992, #209

CARDS: Skybox 1992, GameDay 1992
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Work
SENT: 12/13/21 RECEIVED: 2/13/22 (63 days)


  • Western Colorado’s very own Sam Seale was a dangerous speed burner who ran track and played RB in college leading the team in both rushing and receiving.
  • The Raiders and Al Davis who always had a love affair with speed, selected Seale in the 8th round of the 1984 NFL draft.
  • The Raiders kicked the tires on him at WR and return man, before converted him to DB.
  • Intercepted first pass for a 38 yard TD against the Patriots in 1985.
  • Officially transitioned to RCB the following season and had a career high 4 interceptions.
  • In ’87 returned a fumble return for a TD.
  • Signed as a Free Agent by the San Diego Chargers in 1988, and matched career high with 4 interceptions that year.
  • Returned to the Raiders ’92 as a Plan B free agent seeing action in 5 contests.
  • Played one final year across town with the Rams, seeing action in one contest, retiring after the ’93 season.
  • In 1995, joined the Green Bay Packers front office where he’s earned quite a reputation as a scout.
Skybox 1992, #260


  • Western Colorado HoF 2002
  • Fritz Pollard Award 2017


Getting Sam was somewhat of a coup. An exceeding rare signer, I took a shot at getting him on these two set needs through the Packers.