CARD: Fleer 1990, Photo Memorabilia ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
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.
SMU Athletics HoF 2014
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.
Before the season began, Vick was reassigned to Advisor, and by the start of the season was oddly pushed out the door.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.