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Jackson, Harold (WR) ‘Sunny’

CARDS: Topps 1970, Upper Deck Legends 1997
ACQUIRED: TTM 2020, C/o Home
SENT: 11/30 RECEIVED: 12/9 (9 days)


  • Harold Jackson played college ball at Jackson State from 1964-68.
  • Not only was a prolific WR, but also a speedy track man, setting a record 9.3 second 100 yard dash at the school.
  • Led the SWAC in receiving in both 1965 (46 catches for 612 yards and 11 TDs), and in 1966 (56 catches for 878 yards and 8 TDs).
  • 12th round pick of the Los Angeles Rams in 1968.
  • After appearing in just 2 games his rookie season, was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Led the league in receiving yards in ’69 with 1,116.
  • In 1972, led the NFL in both catches (62) and yards (1,048).
  • Harold was traded back to the Rams in 1973 for Roman Gabriel.
  • On 40 catches, he had a league leading 13 TDs.
  • Was traded to the New England Patriots in 1978.
  • In 1979, posted 1,013 yards receiving and a career high 22.5 yards per reception.
  • Played briefly in 1982 for the Vikings, and rounded out career in ’83 with the Seahawks.
  • Suited up during the Players Strike in ’87 for the Patriots, but didn’t play.
  • Has a long and prolific coaching career at a variety of pro, semi-rpo and college levels, as a positional and head coach.
  • Among his pro stops were with the Patriots (85-89), New Orleans Night (1991), Bucs (1992-93), Saints (1997-99), Hartford Colonials (2011), and Sacramento Mountain Lions (2012).
  • In 2014, Harold served as head coach for his Alma Mater Jackson State from 2014-15.


  • AP 1973
  • 2nd Team AP 1972, ’77
  • Pro Bowl 1969, ’72-73, ’75, ’77
  • Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame


I’ve never had anyone personalize my cards in quotations- but okay.

Despite finishing near the top of the statistical receiving charts at the time of his career- spanning 3 eras from the 60s to the 80s, Harold has not been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Whether it’s a combination of the infamous logger jam at receiver, or the fact his stats just don’t stand out as much because it was during the dead ball era, Harold is still waiting to hear his name called.

It’s interesting, cracking down on Harold’s stats, that he has such a high yards per reception (17.9 on 579 catches), but his longest catch is just 79 yards.

Great cards- Always love the Topps 71 set. It’s classy, and it’s grown on me over the years specifically. It’s still a casual collect for me, but among Topps sets it’s one of my favorites.


King, Emanuel

CARDS: Wild Card World League 1992, Ultimate WL 1992
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 7/29 RECEIVED: 8/12 (14 days)
FAILURE: TTM 2015, C/o Work


  • Emanuel King played college football at the University of Alabama from 1981-84.
  • A tweener ahead of his time, Emanuel could play DE or OLB, garnering 53 tackles and 5 sacks in his senior season for the Crimson Tide.
  • A first round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in ’85, and also a first round pick of the Birmingham Stallions of the rival USFL.
  • He opted to play for the Bengals, and in ’86 led the team with 9 sacks.
  • In 1987, King started 12 games and had 4 sacks.
  • Shortly before the 1988 season, he was suspended and replaced in the lineup by Leon White.
  • In 1989, King signed with the Raiders, dressing for 3 contests.
  • After some time away from the sport, Emanuel resurfaced with the World League in 1992, playing right defensive end for the Montreal Machine.
  • On the season he’d rack up 4.5 sacks in the Machine’s 3-4 alignment.
  • With the WL going on hiatus after the 92 season, King joined the Sacramento Gold Miners of the CFLUSA invasion.
  • He’d finish his career with Sacramento, playing in 5 contests, posting 4 tackles and 2 sacks.
  • Returned to Alabama and went into high school coaching.


I had lucked out on Emanuel back in 2015, but I swear I had tried more than one time. I guess it was good that I waited because not only did I need him on his Wild Card and Ultimate card- he appears on the back of the Montreal Machine’s team card for the Ultimate set as well. (They used the photo from the back of his Ultimate 1992 base card for the team stats card.) I didn’t see it until right before I sent it out. I didn’t mind that he signed the back of that card, but when I also got his Wild Card back signed on the back I just… ugh. Oh well! Nice to get him though!







Terrell, Pat

Gameday 1992, #330

CARDS: Action Packed Rookies 1990, Skybox 1992, Gameday 1992
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Work
SENT: 12/12 /22 RECEIVED: 1/3/23 (22 days)
FAILURE: TTM 2012, C/o Work


  • Pat saw limited playing time in the Fighting Irish secondary until 1988, when he had 38 total tackles, 2 picks for 84 yards, 2 fumble recoveries and a TD.
  • He became the leader at Safety in 1989, posting 44 tackles, 9 pass deflections, 5 interceptions for 96 yards, a fumble recovery and a TD.
  • With a solid sub 4.4 40, Pat was a lock first round pick, selected by the DB needy Los Angeles Rams in 1990.
  • The Rams deployed Pat eventually at free safety, and he’d play for the franchise through the 1993 season.
  • After a season with the Jets in 1994, Pat saw a renaissance when he signed with the expansion Carolina Panthers in 95.
  • In 1995 and 96 he arguably had his best pair of seasons back to back posting 3 interceptions and 60+ tackles in each while playing free safety.
  • Needing a replacement for departed safety Eugene Robinson, the Packers signed Pat in 1998.
  • He’d see action in 3 contests, recording a pick, retiring after the season.


Pat is a very successful businessman and owns Terrell Materials Corp, which specializes in large concrete batches. I had failed on him way, way back in 2011, so I was tickled to make him my first success of 2023, especially considering he has such a low rate.

Action Packed was one of my favorite sets when I was younger. I’m now closing in on the last 15 or so of the set that need to be autographed, a mere 33 years later.