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Armstrong, Harvey

Fleer 1990, #224

CARD: Fleer 1990, Photo Memorabilia
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Two time SWC selection at defensive tackle playing for SMU from 1978-81.
  • Selected in the 7th round of the 1982 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Played the 82 and 83 seasons for the Eagles totaling 5.5 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, and 34 tackles.
  • After a season off in 84, found a home with the Indianapolis Colts.
  • Played for the Colts from 84-90, posting 6.5 sacks, a pick, and 7 fumble recoveries, seeing time at both DT and NT.

ACCOLADES:

  • SMU Athletics HoF 2014

NOTES:

Wow. Harvey Armstrong is just that guy you have to love. I mean here’s a guy who thought he was going to be a 2nd or 3rd round pick, and then was actually a 7th instead! He was upset and even considered going to the CFL but decided to stick it out with the Eagles, and it was a whirlwind ride for him. He did what we should all do and listen to veterans for advice and follow in their path. Harvey was able to carve out a nice career for himself over the years, and although the Super Bowl titles didn’t come to him, he saw accolades from SMU and a Fleer 1990 card- his only card ever produced at the end of his career.

He wrote a lot of inscriptions all over the envelope and enclosed the photo memorabilia as well. It can not be understated how important Harvey was to the SMU program on defense, giving them some football respect at the dawning of the 80s.

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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Stubbs, Danny

Action Packed 1991, #60

Cards: Score Supplemental 1990, Action Packed 1991
Acquired: TTM 2020, C/o Work
Sent: 12/31 Received: 1/29 (30 days)
Failure: TTM 2020, C/o Work

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played collegially at the University of Miami, FL for Jimmy Johnson.
  • From the defensive end position, finished as the school’s all time leading sacker with 39.5.
  • Also chipped in 267 tackles and 25 TFL.
  • Second round pick of the San Fransisco 49ers in 1988.
  • Utilized primarily as a pass rushing specialist, chipped in 6 sacks in rookie season.
  • Reunited with Jimmy Johnson in draft day trade along with RB Terrence Flagler in 1990 to play with Cowboys.
  • Paid immediate dividends at DE, with 59 total tackles, 7.5 sacks and 2 fumbles.
  • After acrimonious holdout, was passed in depth chart by Tony Tolbert and was cut during the 91 season.
  • Claimed by the Bengals and moved to outside linebacker for the final 7 games of the year.
  • Had solid season in 1992, racking up a career high 9 sacks.
  • After a year with the Eagles in 1995, reunited again with college and Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson to close out career.
  • Played 3 final seasons with Dolphins and was released in early 1999. 
1990 Score Supplemental, #21T

NOTES:

I hadn’t ever gotten Danny at Cowboys training camp as he was with the team just one camp before his holdout. It was a longtime coming, but the Score Supplemental had sat in my deck for years and needed to be signed.

Oddly I got an RTS on Danny even though I had the correct address and saw other people getting back successes from him. I decided to go ahead and try again and luck had it, I got him this time. Maybe his mailbox was full. I am not sure.

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