Tag Archives: New York Jets

Norseth, Mike

Cards: Ultimate WLAF 1991, Wild Card WLAF 1992.
Acquired: TTM 2010, C/o  home
Sent: 6/11  Received: 6/18  (7 days)

Mike Norseth played for Kansas during the mid-eighties and could flat out throw the rock, being named the MVP of the 1986 Blue Gray game. Unfortunately being drafted by the Browns in the 7th round after Bernie Kosar took the reins, meant Norseth would ride the bench. He signed with the Bengals and played in one game, rushing for 5 yards but never moved into the starting role in stops in additional cities in Houston or Green Bay.

In 1992, Mike was drafted by the Birmingham Fire and was named starter after the departure of Brent Pease to the Knights. Mike saw starting action in 10 contests but rarely had time to settle and was forced to scramble regularly.  Regardless he would still lead the Birmingham fire to their best record at 7-2-1 and the team into the playoffs for its second season.

Currently Mike resides in Sandy, Utah does announcing for KU games.  He also sits on the board of directors for the Boomer Esiason Foundation. I got Norseth’s autograph on his cards after locating his home address, in a short 7 days.

Games 10   Att 259     Comp 144   Pct 55.5      Yds 1634       Td 4      Int  12      Rat 60.5

Moore, Rob

Cards: Score Supplemental 1990, Proset 1990, Action Packed Rookies 1990.
Acquired: TTM 2010, c/o Syracuse University
Sent: 2/15    Recieved: 3/8  (21 days)

Rob Moore was a wide receiver from Syracuse drafted by the Jets with their supplemental first round choice in 1990.  A physical specimen, Moore, was 6″3′, 202 lbs, had solid hands and speed. Over 10 seasons he’d play for the Jets and Cardinals, notching a career high 97 catches in 1997 and going over 900 yards 6 times in his career. Moore would go to the Pro Bowl in 1994 and 1997, with the latter also having him named All-Pro. After football he’d spend time coaching receivers in junior college, broadcasting Cardinal games for ESPN and finally landing a job as the wide receivers coach back home at Syracuse in 2010, where he still holds many record and career marks and is beloved for his 80 yard grab and dash against Penn State in 1987 as a Freshman. Moore is from my ‘golden age’ of football as I love the Action Packed Rookies series of that time frame. When I located Rob, I did not hesitate to send him out a few cards.

G   153       Rec    628       Yds    9368        Avg 14.9        TD   49         LG 71

Humphery, Bobby


Cards: ProSet 1989, ProSet 1990, Score 1990, Score Supplemental 1990, Fleer 1990.
Acquired: In Person, San Antonio Riders v. Birmingham Fire 1992.

Bobby Humphery, drafted in 1984 out of the 9th round, was a speedy athlete from New Mexico State. Initially he played wide receiver for the team, and starred on special teams as the Jets primary kick returner. In 1986 he was converted to a cornerback, where he played the rest of his career. In 1990 he was signed by the Rams for one season, and in 1992 signed on with the San Antonio Riders where he played defensive back for the team. Humphery’s statistics are misleading as he had not only played in a utility status for the teams he was on, he also defensed a lot of passes (which are not tracked), and his statistics only cover his seasons with the Jets and Rams. Bobby is one of a select few of players in the NFL that has scored a TD on offense, defense, and special teams. He made one Pro Bowl appearance over his career which would span 10 seasons with the Jets, Rams, Riders, Gold Miners, and San Antonio Texans.

Of small note, Bobby Humphery should not be confused with Bobby Humphrey who played runningback for the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins. (Humphery’s 1990 Fleer card is an error card with Humphrey’s picture on the back.)

After a humid night game against the Birmingham Fire, I saw Bobby in front of the locker room exhausted from the game. I frequently would pack more than one card of a player, in the hopes that they don’t mind signing multiples for my collection. Bobby would sign all five for me.

NFL
games  49      tac   N/a       sac  6        fum  10          int    5         yds  52     td 1
KR    130               yds  2974              avg   22.9                  td   2               lg  97T