CARDS: Pro Set 1990, Score 1991, Action Packed 1990 ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home SENT: 10/11 RECEIVED: 10/30 (19 days)
Played college ball for the Fightin’ Illini at Free Safety.
Originally a 5th round pick of the New Orleans Saints in 1988, but couldn’t crack roster.
Signed by Colts as free agent and developed into a full time starter in 3rd NFL season.
Had 22 tackles in 1989, but a monstrous 7 picks for 225 yards and a TD as the team’s nickleback.
At the time his 80 yard pick for a TD against Buffalo was a club record.
In his first full season as starter in 1990, had 104 tackles and 3 more picks.
Rejoined Saints in 1992, playing the next season there, recording another 4 interceptions.
Then joined Redskins in 1994 playing for Washington through 1996.
Keith sneakily got into some fine sets for his 1989 contributions. He was kind enough to personalize three for me. I especially like the Action Packed and the Pro Set cards. -Great profile cards. Keith is the brother of 49ers WR John Taylor.
A rare signer, I felt it’d be best if I take advantage of his current signing window and get Haywood on a few cards. Among the players, he was quite outspoken about it being a mistake the Oilers left H-Town. I wonder if he also turned and embraced the Titans as one with the Oilers like many of his backpedaling teammates.
This guy. I swear. Archie can be quite frustrating through the mail, but he seems to begrudgingly sign after a few attempts. I got him once previously, on one card 5 years previously which is a lot less than others, especially those that keep hitting that well every few months. Anyway, he sent a buckslip telling me that anything I sent to his home address would not be returned, along with this autograph, on the only other card of his I wanted to get signed.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.