Tag Archives: New York Jets

Kubiak, Jim (2)

Bowman 2000 Chrome, #154

CARDS: Bowman 2000, Topps 2000, Leaf Rookies & Stars 2000
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Work
SENT: 4/18 RECEIVED: 7/15 (88 days)



Jim had a few cards that came out at the turn of the century that I came across. After researching possible places he lived, I took a shot at where he’s currently coaching. Jim Kubiak is not related to former coach Gary Kubiak.

Hector, Johnny (RB)

Pro Set 1989, #298

CARDS: Action Packed 1990, Fleer 1990, Pro Set 1989
ACQUIRED: TTM 2020, C/o Home
SENT: 10/14/20 RECEIVED: 4/2/22 (550 days)


  • Johnny Hector was the Jets second round draft pick out of Texas A&M during the 1983 NFL Draft.
  • From 1979-82, carried the ball 550 times for 2587 yards and 20 TDs., while also catching 67 passes for 516 yards while playing for the Aggies.
  • After a largely forgettable rookie season, Johnny had 531 yards and a TD on 124 carries in 1984.
  • Had a real nose for the endzone, rushing for 6 TDs in 1985, 8 in ’86, 11 in ’87, and 10 in ’88.
  • His 11 rushing TDs in ’87 tied for the NFL lead.
  • During the ’86 season became the first Jet to rush (117 yards) and receive (100 yards) over 100 yards in the same game.
  • Set franchise record with 40 carries the following week.
  • Ran for a career high 702 yards in 1989.
  • Retired after the 1992 NFL season.


A big coup for me here in Johnny. Sometimes you get this sensation, like a sixth sense that some of these long shots and dormant/ rare signers are going to pay off. Johnny was one of them, and I had thought that these cards were long gone. I was pleasantly surprised to find these three in my mailbox.


Benson, Troy

Pro Set 1990, #233

CARDS: Pro Set 1990, Fleer 1990, Score 1990
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 1/3 RECEIVED: 1/14 (11 days)


  • Played LB at Pitt from 1981-84 posting 9 interceptions for 93 yards.
  • Fifth round pick of the New York Jets in the 1985 NFL Draft.
  • Spent first season on IR and working with the scout team.
  • Elevated to special teams the following year and got some spot backup duty.
  • Finally entered into the starting lineup in year 3 and finished as the team’s second leading tackler from 1987-89.
  • Recorded a career high 145 tackles in 1988.
  • Sat out the 1990 season due to pinched nerves suffered during preseason.
  • Condition continued to worsen and was forced to retire at the age of 27.
  • Founded Southpaw Industries in 1999- A leading headgear apparel maker.


  • Blair County Sports Hall of Fame


Troy managed to get in on quite a few nice sets before he retired. (Outside of this he had a Topps and a Pacific card.) Troy was the first response I sent and received within the calendar year of 2022.