Tag Archives: new york/new jersey hitmen

Sabb, Dwayne (2) ‘Big Sabb’

1992 Gameday, #401

CARDS: Skybox Primetime 1992, Topps XFL 2001, Gameday 1992
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 4/11/22 RECEIVED: 4/20/22 (9 days)


Topps XFL 2001, #46


I’ve been digging deep into the Topps XFL 2001 set recently, and when I saw that Big Saab was signing TTM all of a sudden, I quickly dropped these cards in the mail to him.

I sometimes send out 5 or 6 requests at a time and I accidentally sent out Big Saab’s envelope without it being prepped. I felt like such an idiot opening up my PO Box and finding the empty envelope inside. Luckily I had only flushed a GameDay 1992 card and had a duplicate on hand to reload with.

1992 Primetime, #204

McGuffey, Corte

Topps XFL 2001, #43

Card: Topps XFL 2001
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 4/3 Received: 4/24 (21 days)


  • When Corte McGuffey graduated from Northern Colorado, he virtually owned all the school’s passing records.

  • Was not selected in 2000 draft but spent time in camp with the St. Louis Rams.

  • Selected by the New York – New Jersey Hitmen of the XFL in 2001.

  • Despite not seeing action until nearly the 8th game of the season, Corte had 329 yards passing and also punted 1 time for 51 yards.

  • Was hoping to play football another year or two, but with the league folding, he opted to become an orthodontist. 

XFL 2001



  • 1999 Harlon Hill Trophy Winner


Corte sent me a nice note thanking me for being a fan and wishing me all the best.

Elias, Keith

Card: Topps XFL 2001 Authentic Autograph
Acquired: 2020, Future Considerations

Keith Elias was the most prolific runningback to come out of the Ivy League since…. Ed Marinaro. At Princeton he shattered many of the school and league single season and career rushing marks from 1991-1993. At the time of his departure from the school, Elias held 4 I-AA records and 21 school career records including: rushing (4,208 yards), rushing touchdowns (49), yards rushing per game (140.3), carries (736), carries per game (24.5), yards per carry (5.72), all-purpose yards (4,739), overall touchdowns (52) and points (320).

After going unselected primarily due to the prevailing small school stigma, Keith signed with the nearby New York Giants as a free agent in 1994. He made the squad but after getting injured early in the season, he saw little playing time. Facing a stacked roster in 1995, Elias made the team based on his preseason performance and willingness to play special teams, endearing him to fans. He climbed the depth chart in 1996 and looked to be the team’s primary scatback on 3rd downs- but injuries again hindered his season.

Keith picked back up playing football in 1998 this time with a change of scenery playing for the Indianapolis Colts as a back up and special teams captain, moonlighting on returns. He’d be cut in 2000, and join the XFL New York /New Jersey Hitmen in the XFL that year, before retiring.

Topps XFL 2000 set was frankly- gaudy looking, but the certified autographs in there were just horrifically designed. My friend Joe, from a Facebook group I manage popped this in the mail to me as a gift, which I thought was really nice. Although I was not needing this autograph, I am more than happy to accept it into my collection as every player has a story to tell.