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Hasselbeck, Matt ‘Mr. August’

Panini Gridiron 2012, #191

Cards: Gridiron 2012, Panini Rookies & Stars 2010
Acquired: TTM 2010, C/o The Tennessee Titans
Sent: 12/22/2011 Received: 6/15/2020 (3098 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played QB for Boston College from 1994-97.
  • Threw for 4,548 yards and 22 TDs over college career.
  • While numbers weren’t spectacular, did enough to get noticed by pro scouts.
  • Selected by the Green Bay Packers in 1998 during the 6th round of the NFL Draft.
  • Toiled away on the practice squad and primarily as Brett Favre’s little seen backup for first two seasons.
  • Traded for by Seattle, following former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Holmgren.
  • After unseating Trent Dilfer at starting QB in 2003, went on to have a productive NFL career in Seattle.
  • Had most productive season in 2007, throwing for 3,966 yards and 28 TDs.
  • Fan favorite who had a heartbreaking departure from Seattle after the 2011 NFL Lockout.
  • Began Journeyman phase of career with the Tennessee Titans playing 2011 and 2012 with the franchise.
  • Had a solid 2011, throwing for 3,571 yards and 18 TDs.
  • Joined Indianapolis Colts in 2013, playing sparingly initially, backing Andrew Luck.
  • As injuries piled up on Luck- especially near the end of 2015, pressed back into emergency action leading team to 5-3 mark in his absence.
  • Retired after the 2015 season.
  • As of 2022, is currently an on air personality for Sunday Night Countdown on ESPN.

ACCOLADES:

  • ProBowl 2003, 05, 07
  • Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor
  • Seattle Seahawks 35th Anniversary Team
Panini Rookies & Stars 2010, #134

NOTES:

I really respected Matt. -He always had the Texans number. I wrote Matt right at the end of the 2012 season, after he said that he was very good with fan mail. I tossed these two cards in, because I couldn’t find the Score 2009 or the Donruss Rookies & Stars 2009 I wanted to send.I never knew what a journey it’d be for these cards…

It took roughly 8.5 years to get these back. In that time, I got a job, got married, moved 3 times, and had a kid. I never thought I’d see these again, but Matt now represents the longest wait I’ve had for any TTM ever, besting Santana Dotson by… 2 and a half years or so.

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Freeman, Josh

Score 2009 Hot Rookie, #13

CARDS: Score 2009, Score 2009 Hot Rookies, Panini Rookies & Stars 2010
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 7/26 RECEIVED: 8/12 (17 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Large and mobile QB in the mold of Duante Culpepper.
  • Completed 680 passes for 8,078 yards, 44 touchdowns and 34 interceptions in 35 career games- and a school record 8427 yards.
  • Was the 17th overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • By midseason, was established as Bucs starter at QB.
  • In 2010, led Bucs to 10-6 record, passing for 3451 yards and 25 TDs to just 6 interceptions.
  • Tied for NFL lead with 5 4th quarter comebacks that year.
  • Passed for career high 4065 yards and 27 TDs in 2012.
  • Threw 95 yard pass to Vincent Jackson to lead NFL that season.
  • In 2013, Tampa decided to go in a different direction at QB- and after 5 games was cut.
  • Spent the remainder of the 2013 season on the roster of the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Signed and cut by the Giants in 2014 before camp.
  • Spent 2015 on the preseason roster of the Miami Dolphins.
  • After failing to latch on with Dolphins, played for the FXFL Brooklyn Bolts.
  • Joined Indianapolis Colts late in season, and was released the following year.
  • Caught the attention of the Calgary Stampeders and signed with team in 2018- but retired soon thereafter.

NOTES:

I always thought Josh got a bad wrap. His 2010 was a really solid campaign, and while he did survive the Raheem Morris epoch, he was able to rally the team to a decent 7-9 record while posting some pretty decent numbers.

I had worked with my friend Chris in tracking down Josh’s address. He wasn’t at the top of my list, so I let Chris at him first. After he got a success, I went ahead and put my cards together and sent them out.

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Charles, Jamaal (2)

2015 Panini Prestige, #167

Cards: Panini Classics 2016, Panini Rookies & Stars 2010, Panini Prestige 2015
Acquired: IP 2021, Grand Opening Restore Westlake
Failure: TTM 2020, C/o Home

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

Panini Classics 2016, #69 Panini Rookies & Stars 2010, #73

NOTES:

I had been itching to get Jamaal again on a few cards, but he’s been quite elusive to corral, even at in person events- I hadn’t seen one with him since 2018 or so. Knowing that Brian Orapko and him are good friends, I figured he might make an appearance at Brian’s grand opening of his Restore Westlake store, since he had also made a token appearance way back in 2018 for the grand opening of Gigi’s cupcakes.

After a long wait, Jamaal made a long awaited appearance. I was short some cards I really wanted him to sign since I had tried him last year TTM, but I still had these very strong ones to work with. In fact I had loaded up with 10 cards just in case, but just like last time, he stopped signing after 3 cards, which I was personally fine with. He was there literally 15 minutes and left- pulling an Irish goodbye.

I’d still like to get him on his Score 2009 and 2010 entries and a few others, but I did take a consignment on him for the Classics card, which I parlayed into Mel Gray and Rodney Peete.

Jamaal still has his blue Lambo. He told me he selected the color strictly because it’s pretty and easily recognizable- not because it’s old Houston Oiler colors. As he was preparing to leave I asked him what his favorite team was growing up, to which he surprisingly responded- The Denver Broncos.