I had forgotten that I had gotten Steve previously as part of the Albany acquisition way, way back in 2012. It didn’t really deaden the excitement I felt however getting this autograph, considering Steve doesn’t sign very often, whether due to demand or reluctance, the turn around was pretty quick clocking in at a speedy 6 days. I really like this set, and have tried off and on through the years to get some of them signed but I am hesitant to try to get them signed TTM as these sets seem to be a bit rarer than advertised or sold.
Absolutely exquisite cards I wanted to get Larry to sign. Unfortunately the parallel gold version of the base card I originally sent was never returned. Still I was happy to get both of these set needs signed out of the Rookies & Stars set from 2009.
Cards: CFL All World 1991, JOGO 1991 Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o The Houston Texans Sent: 10/23/19 Received: 1/16/21 (423 days)
Danny Barrett played from 1979-82 at Cincinnati.
His best year came in 1982 when he threw for 2222 yards (178/324) and 17 TDs (12 INT).
Barrett joined the CFL in 83 and played 16 seasons in the league with stops in Calgary (83-85, 89-91, 96), Toronto (85-88), BC (92-93, 98) and the Ottawa Rough Riders (94-95).
Played one season in 86 with the New Jersey Generals.
Saw playing time at both QB and slot back over his career.
Had back to back 4k passing seasons in 93 (4097) and 94 (4173).
In 93 threw for a then record 601 passing yards while as a member of the BC Lions.
Joined the coaching ranks while still playing in 97 working with QBs in Calgary, then hopped over to BC from 98-99.
Considered a hot prospect, he formally became head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2000, a role he held through 2006.
Worked in the college ranks from 2007-2015, with the University of Buffalo and UCF.
In 2016, returned to the NFL ranks coaching RBs with the Dolphins, and later the Texans in 2018.
I had a burst of inspiration and sent out quite a few CFL All World cards about this time. I was certain I’d hear back from Barrett as he was a coach with my favorite team, but after not hearing back from him a year later I sort of gave up on getting these back. Lo and behold over 450 days later this showed up in the mail shortly after the Texans 2020 season concluded.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.