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Vick, Mike

Panini Rookies & Stars 2013, #74

CARDS: Panini Rookies & Stars 2013, Topps AAF 2019
ACQUIRED: Paid Signing, 2021

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played QB two years at Virginia Tech, putting up modest stats, throwing for 3279 yards and 21 TDs (12 INT), and 1216 yards rushing on 223 carries (17 TDs) over two years (99-00)
  • With the Chargers trading out of the first overall pick to Atlanta, the Falcons made Vick the first overall pick of the 2000 NFL Draft.
  • Immediately displayed fleet feet, reminiscent of Randall Cunningham, rushing for for 289 yards on 31 carries (9.1 ypc) in rookie season.
  • Ran for 777 yards (2001) and 902 (2004).
  • Started first 16 game slate in 2006- rushing for a career high 1031 yards, while passing for 20 TDs and 2,472 yards.
  • Career came to an abrupt halt as he was suspended for dog fighting in 2007.
  • After two year suspension concluded, signed with the Eagles in 2009.
  • Became starter in 2010, and posted a career high in completion percentage (62.6), TDs (21), passer rating (100.2), and rushing TDs (9).
  • In 2011, threw for a career high 3,303 yards, 423 attempts, and 253 completions.
  • Entered a very short journeyman phase of his career playing for the Jets (2014) and Steelers (2015).
  • Signed a one day contract to retire with the Atlanta Falcons in 2017.
  • In 2018, joined the Alliance of American Football‘s Atlanta Legends as offensive coordinator.
  • Before the season began, Vick was reassigned to Advisor, and by the start of the season was oddly pushed out the door.

ACCOLADES:

  • First African American QB taken #1 overall in the NFL Draft
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year 2010
  • Pro Bowl 2002, 04-05, 10
  • Archie Griffin Award 1999
  • First Team All-American 1999
  • Bert Bell Award 2010
  • NFL record most yards rushing (career) by a QB
  • NFL record most yards rushing (single season) by a QB
  • NFL record career yards per carry
  • NFL QB record 173 yards rushing (single game)
Topps AAF 2019, #7

NOTES:

I mean, I knew Vick would be nearly impossible to get TTM so I went ahead and just plunked down two cards for a reasonable paid signing. That’s when things went awry as Vick didn’t finish signing the cards he’d agreed to do through the promoter. While he did sign my cards, you can just tell based off the autographs, he just didn’t care.

If there’s any former player who should be trying to endear himself more to fans- especially after supporting dog fighting– I mean it should be Mike Vick.

In regards to Mike’s short stint in the AAF. It was a big deal that he was going to be working as the offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Legends under Brad Childress. Then everything went sideways in ATL. Childress already seeing things weren’t looking good or finding greener pastures hit the road. About a month later, Vick was no longer coaching the offense, and was reassigned as an adviser. Reading the tea leaves, leads ones to believe that Mike just didn’t have the time to devote to the fledgling team that they needed. He made a token appearance during halftime of a home game, briefly popping up to the delight of fans, and the AAF cameras that definitely got him on film.

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Young, Lonnie

Gameday 1992, #318

CARDS: Gameday 1992, Action Packed 1991, Pro Set 1991
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 1/3 RECEIVED: 1/27 (24 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Lonnie Young played DB for Michigan State from 1982-84.
  • Recorded 6 interceptions for 10 yards over college career.
  • 12th round pick of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1985.
  • A savvy selection by a much beleaguered franchise, Young stepped into the starting lineup at FS and had 3 interceptions, 80 total tackles, 6 pass deflections, and a fumble recovery.
  • Had a solid ’90 campaign recording 111 total tackles.
  • Traded to the New York Jets in 1991.
  • Started 26 games over 3 seasons, recording 3 interceptions for 21 yards and 236 tackles.
  • Played the 1994 season with the San Diego Chargers, appearing in their lone Super Bowl appearance.
  • Returned to the Jets in 1995, retiring after the ’96 season.

NOTES:

Lonnie appears in Tecmo Super Bowl with the Arizona Cardinals, however oddly he has outlandish stats and abilities, making him one of the most complete defensive backs in the game.

I’ve never had a player sign an autograph with a smiley face- but there’s always a first!

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Carter, Dexter

Score 1990, #657

CARDS: Action Packed 1990, Score 1990, Pro Set 1990
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 5/18 RECEIVED: 5/27 (9 Days)
FAILURE: TTM C/o Home 2018, 2019

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Possessing gamebreaking speed and great hands, Dexter Carter played from 1987-90 for the Florida State Seminoles.
  • Dexter rushed for 1839 yards and 17 TDs on 351 carries, splitting time for a majority of his career with Sammie Smith.
  • Selected by the San Fransisco 49ers near the bottom of round one in the 1990 NFL Draft.
  • Started at KR in rookie season, but was pressed into service early with injuries to Roger Craig.
  • Rushed for 460 yards and caught 25 passes, finishing with 1460 yards from scrimmage.
  • 124 yards rushing against Rams was highest total by a 49ers rookie since 1971.
  • 74 yard TD run against Rams was longest TD run of season in the league.
  • Saw similar role in 1991 in a platoon of runningbacks.
  • Ran for 379 yards and 2 TDs on 85 carries and caught 23 passes for 253 yards.
  • Had 37 kick returns for 839 yards, including a 98 yard TD to lead NFL.
  • After an injury riddled 1992, became 49ers resident return specialist for punts as well.
  • Had 34 returns for 411 yards and a TD in 1993.
  • In 1994, returned 48 kicks for 1105 yards (23.0 yards per return) and a 96 yard TD.
  • Signed with the Jets in 1995, but after only 10 games was cut, returning to ‘9ers to finish out season.
  • Had career long 78 yard punt return for a TD that year with SF.
  • Played one final year with 49ers in 1996 and retired.
  • Spent a few seasons as a positional coach at his Alma mater FSU.

ACCOLADES:

  • San Fransisco 49ers 50th Anniversary Modern All-Time Team

NOTES:
After 2 failures, I finally was able to get Dexter Carter on his Action Packed card I wanted to have him sign all along. I had pretty much run out of cards, save for these last 3. His Score 1990 really stands out. It’s a beautiful, rare frontal shot of Dexter darting for daylight.

Dexter really didn’t get the credit he deserved as a returner outside of SF. One wonders that if he played 10-15 seasons like other accomplished returnmen if Dexter would’ve gotten the acclaim he deserved.

Dexter is notable as during his 1995 campaign between the Jets and the 49ers, he ended up playing in 17 games that year during a 16 game skid.

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