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Barrett, Danny

CFL All World 1991, #18

Cards: CFL All World 1991, JOGO 1991
Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o The Houston Texans
Sent: 10/23/19 Received: 1/16/21 (423 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Danny Barrett played from 1979-82 at Cincinnati.
  • His best year came in 1982 when he threw for 2222 yards (178/324) and 17 TDs (12 INT).
  • Barrett joined the CFL in 83 and played 16 seasons in the league with stops in Calgary (83-85, 89-91, 96), Toronto (85-88), BC (92-93, 98) and the Ottawa Rough Riders (94-95). 
  • Played one season in 86 with the New Jersey Generals.
  • Saw playing time at both QB and slot back over his career.
  • Had back to back 4k passing seasons in 93 (4097) and 94 (4173).
  • In 93 threw for a then record 601 passing yards while as a member of the BC Lions.
  • Joined the coaching ranks while still playing in 97 working with QBs in Calgary, then hopped over to BC from 98-99.
  • Considered a hot prospect, he formally became head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2000, a role he held through 2006.
  • Worked in the college ranks from 2007-2015, with the University of Buffalo and UCF.
  • In 2016, returned to the NFL ranks coaching RBs with the Dolphins, and later the Texans in 2018.

CFL

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JOGO 1991, #69

NOTES:

I had a burst of inspiration and sent out quite a few CFL All World cards about this time. I was certain I’d hear back from Barrett as he was a coach with my favorite team, but after not hearing back from him a year later I sort of gave up on getting these back. Lo and behold over 450 days later this showed up in the mail shortly after the Texans 2020 season concluded.

Williams, Steve

Wild Card World League 1992, #3

Card: Wild Card World League 1992
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 2/22 Received: 5/15 (83 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played for the Fightin’ Illini from 1985 to 1989.
  • Catching passes from QB Jeff George, had a career high 38 receptions for 523 yards and 2 TDs in 1988.
  • Followed that up in 1989 with 34 more receptions for 458 yards and 5 TDs, and was Illinois’ primary punt returner posting 35 returns for 334 yards.
  • Originally selected by the CFL Ottawa Rough Riders in 1990.
  • Played WR for the Montreal Machine of the WLAF in 91/92.
  • In 91 caught 4 passes for 81 yards (53 yard long), returned one punt for 6 yards, and attempted a pass.

NOTES:

Steve wrote me a very nice note, thanking me for the autograph request and asking for additional cards, since he hadn’t seen this one in quite sometime. He has a great autograph, and the silver sharpie is a nice touch.

Against the San Antonio Riders in Week 8 of the 91 season- he had an improbably long, juggling TD catch, but it unfortunately was called back, because he got pushed out of bounds and came back in.

WLAF

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Turner, Odessa

Topps 1990 #61

Cards: Topps 1990, Action Packed 1990
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 4/17 Received: 5/6 (19 Days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Odessa played at Northwestern St from 1983-1986.
  • He was selected in the 4th round of the 1987 draft by the
    New York Giants.
  • Odessa’s best season in the NFL came in 1989 when he caught 38 passes for 467 yards and 4 TDs.
  • He played for the Giants from 1987-1991 and San Fransisco in 1992 and 1993.
  • Odessa appeared in one final season in the CFL during 1995 playing for the Ottawa Rough Riders.
  • Turner posted career highs with 70 catches for 1054 yards, a 66 yard long, and 8 TDs.
Action Packed 1990 #190

NOTES:

Odessa appears in the classic Nintendo game Tecmo Bowl as well as its sequel Tecmo Super Bowl as a member of the New York Giants.

NFL

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CFL

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