Cards: Action Packed 1990, Topps 1990, ProSet 1991, Pacific 1992 Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o Home Sent: 11/18 Received: 12/2 (14 days) Failure: TTM 2017, C/o Home See Also: Allen Pinkett
Allen had some incredible cards over the year and as an Oilers fan I had wanted to get back around to getting these cards signed. I tried back in 2017- but for some reason I did not receive anything back from the usually reliable Pinkett. Luckily I had duplicates for many of the cards that I wanted autographed and just reloaded and waited.
I was also inspired by recently watching his titanic efforts over again in the historic 1988 Houston Oilers v Cleveland Browns playoff showdown. The game- between coaches Jerry Glanville and Marty Schottenheimer, while highly contested, with the Oilers eventually advancing, sealed Schottenheimer’s fate in being unceremoniously fired by the Browns.
The game turned out to be one of Pinkett’s finest moments, as he ground up 82 yards on 14 carries and a TD, as well as 2 catches for 24 yards and a TD. – Come to think of it, his 1992 Pacific entry could be from that game. Anyway it’s worth it if you can still find the game online somewhere to look at as you will also see NBC in all its broadcasting greatness with Don Criqui and Bob Trumpy behind the mic.
After sending out to Pinkett that first time TTM back in 2010, I gave myself a hearty headslap that I left out his ProSet 1991 entry. It’s a dynamic and beautiful card of Allen, where his expression can clearly be read along with his running style.
While I really liked the shot of Allen off to the races in his Pacific entry, his Action Packed card was a classy shot. In one of those rare Topps entries, Allen can been seen catching a pass in a near profile view, however I suspect this was probably during warm ups like many of Topps cards during that period.
Card: Leaf draft 2019 Acquired: IP 2019, Longhorn Season Kickoff
Lil’ Jordan burst onto the scene for the Texas Longhorns in 2017 catching 37 passes for 431 yards and a TD during his Sophomore campaign. A human highlight reel for Texas, Lil’ Jordan had an even more impressive 2017- posting 86 receptions for 1176 yards and 9 touchdowns, and earning Big 12 Honorable Mention. He’d declare for the 2018 NFL Draft, but was not selected.
Humphrey signed as an undrafted free agent with the New Orleans Saints, and has been on and off the team’s practice squad through 2019.
Lil signed this card of his for me during the Longhorn Season kickoff with Charles Omenihu. There were very few cards of Lil produced, so I was happy to get this one signed after waiting in line for well over 2 hours. We talked for a minute and I told Lil not to cut his dreads as it was part of his marketing and style.
Cards: Action Packed 1990, Action Packed 1991, GameDay 1992 Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o Home Sent: 1/2/19 Received: 4/9/19 (97 days) See Also: Jim Everett
With a smooth autograph and many cards, I really wanted to come back again and ride the Jim Everett train again TTM. With the Action Packed and the GameDay cards down I liked, it’s still tough sledding the rest of the way if I ever hit him up again in say- 10 more years. I really liked these Action Packed entries. They really showcase the amazing sports photography that was available throughout those years. The lighting is just right to feel that Californian sun in Anaheim stadium. The Gameday is also pretty nice, but I am almost too curious as to what is going through that San Fransisco defender’s mind as Everett launches that pass. Jim has one of the better autographs in the game. Strong, connected, loopy, dynamic- It’s about everything you’d want out of one.
Since the last time I wrote Jim he’s become one of the celebratory NFL figures of the LA Rams old guard (- along with Eric Dickerson) welcoming the team back to the city after its long hiatus in St. Louis. Despite his numerous injuries that he suffered from his playing days- Jim has a certain excitement and vigor to him as he takes in the new landscape of Los Angeles Rams football. He’s done some pregame color analysis for the Rams during the preseason to get his appetite wet as well.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.