Tag Archives: Miami Dolphins

Cross, Jeff

GameDay 1992, #382

CARDS: Score 1990, GameDay 1992, Skybox 1992, Action Packed 1990, Fleer 1990, Action Packed 1991
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 4/11 RECEIVED: 4/29 (18 days)
SENT: 7/13 RECEIVED: 8/2 (20 days)


  • Played DL for Missou for two seasons, racking up 111 total tackles and 7 sacks.
  • Selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 9th round of the 1988 NFL Draft.
  • Made the squad and blocked a FG his rookie year.
  • In 1989, started at DE, recording 10 sacks- the highest number by a Miami DL since ’84.
  • Had 60 tackles, 3 FF, and 11.5 sacks in ’90.
  • Became first 9th round pick in Dolphins history to earn Pro Bowl honors.
  • Became first Dolphins defender to lead team in sacks three straight years (89-91).
  • Retired with Dolphins after the 1995 season.


  • Pro Bowl 1990
  • AFC Defensive Player of the Month 1990 (October)


Well played Jeff! Well played. So… I sent off to Jeff, a career non-responder, and was surprised to get an autograph from him on one of the two cards I sent, and a note, asking for more cards for his kids. After digging through my boxes and ordering a few extras, I reloaded and sent Jeff a stack of cards, asking to trade a few autographs in exchange for them. I was surprised to get so many others back, but hopefully his kids really liked the ones he kept.

Jeff appears in Tecmo Super Bowl. He adds much needed power to the Dolphins defensive line front.

Action Packed 1990, #142

Jones, Robert (3)

CARDS: Skybox 1992, Skybox Premium 1993
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 9/3 RECEIVED: 9/26 (23 days)



Well I thought after training camp and cleaning up at HEB a few years ago in San Antonio I was done with Robert Jones, but then I realized I glaringly missed his Skybox 1992 card; An absolutely glorious card catching him in his college duds. As of 2022, the 1993 Skybox Premium or ‘Colors’ set has become a big draw to me, especially based on how it looks. I just love how these cards are designed. With this I’m probably done with Robert, all though I wouldn’t be surprised if I missed a Classic 92 blister card or something out there I still wanted to get him to sign.

Jones-Smith, Jaryd

Topps AAF 2019, #59

CARD: Topps AAF 2019
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o The Ravens
SENT: 1/24 RECEIVED: 7/29 (186 days)
FAILURE: TTM 2020, C/o The 49ers


  • Literal man-mountain at 6’7″, 295, originally signed by the Houston Texans out of Pitt in 2018.
  • Joined the San Antonio Commanders of the AAF in 2019, quickly establishing himself as a fan favorite.
  • Starting all the games, blocked up front for one of the league’s best ground games.
  • After the league shuttered, spent time with NFL teams in Miami, San Fransisco, Las Vegas, and Baltimore.
  • Started 3 games with the Raiders (2020) and a game with the Ravens (2021).


After the AAF announced that it was folding, Jaryd showed up at one of the fan organized Commanders ‘going away parties’ thanking fans and saying goodbye at one of the local bars.

I wrote Jaryd care of the Ravens and he was nice enough to sign this card and put the inscription, ” ‘Manders Baby!” on it for me.