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White, Charles

Card: Upper Deck College Legends 2011
Acquired: 2020, EBay

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Charles White played for runningback USC from 1976 to 1979.

  • He dominated the college charts rushing for personal highs in yardage each year.

  • His efforts culminated in winning the Heisman trophy in 1979 when White rushed for 2050 yards and 19 TDs on 332 carries.

  • White’s was selected late in the first round of the 1980 draft by the Cleveland Browns.

  • His first 5 years in Cleveland were middling, as he rushed for 942 yards on 276 carries, losing his entire 1983 campaign to an injured ankle.

  • Charles battled drug abuse (specifically cocaine) throughout his college and pro career.

  • In 1985 he joined the LA Rams and was reunited with his college head coach John Robinson.

  • After getting clean, 1987 would be a bellwether year for White as he rushed for a career high 1374 yards and 11 TDs on 324 carries as the immediate beneficiary of the Eric Dickerson trade.

  • Retired in 1989, but returned to USC to coach RBs from 1993-1997.

ACCOLADES:

  • 1979 Heisman Trophy

  • 1987 NFL Rushing Leader

  • 1987 NFL Rushing TD Leader

  • 1987 Comeback Player of the Year

  • 1987 Pro Bowl

  • 1987 First Team All-Pro

  • College Football Hall of Fame

  • USC Jersey Retired (12)¬†
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NOTES:

Over his career, Charles White’s 3075 yards seems a bit more impressive considering a season completely sidelined by injury, was riddled by drug abuse, and the fact he only started just 40 games.

Chandler, Chris (2)

Action Packed 1990, #65 Pro Set 1993, #117

Cards: Action Packed 1990, Pro Set 1993
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 4/22 Received: 5/1 (9 Days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

NOTES:

Chris had been off the signing bandwagon for sometime, so when he popped up in 2021, I raced these cards that I found out to him.

Fuller, William (2)

CARDS: Pacific 1991, ProSet 1990
ACQUIRED: Autographs Inked Private Group, 2021
FAILURE: 2020, C/o Home
SEE ALSO: William Fuller

I’ve always wanted to get William Fuller on a few cards, since I sorta didn’t like the others I had gotten him on way back during Oilers training camp. You fail 100% of the shots you don’t take, so I figured I might as well give him another shot during the pandemic.

Waiting over a year and getting no response, I thought I might as well cash in a few chips. Since I missed out on them I went ahead and invested in these two cards that I had wanted to get signed sometime ago. (This represents one of the few times I’ve actually purchased autographs through my private Facebook group.) I remember carrying that Pacific 91 in camp and squiggling blue Sharpie on the back of it by accident. Still I’m left with 2-3 more cards I’d love to add to the collection. He does a fairly affordable private signing once or twice a year. I might look into that in the future.