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Smith, David (RB)

Wild Card World League 1992, #146

CARD: Wild Card World League 1992
ACQUIRED: EBay, 2023

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • As a Junior for Western Kentucky, David Smith rushed for 625 yards and 5 TDs.
  • Selected in the 8th round of the 1988 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • In 1990, played for the Pittsburgh Gladiators of the Arena Football League.
  • Joined the Monarchs of the WLAF in 1991 and played with team through 1992.
  • Scored the league’s first TD in a win against the Frankfurt Galaxy.
  • Finished season as the team’s second leading rusher with 302 yards on 84 carries, while adding 6 rushing TDs.
  • Returned to the Arena league after the World League reorganized, playing for the Cincinnati Rockers in 1992.
  • Continued one year stints playing forthe Tampa Bay Storm in ’93, the Massachusetts Marauders in ’94, and the Charlotte Rage in 1995.

NOTES:

I had been desperately looking for David for the last 13 years or so. The challenge lied in his name, which is one of the most common ones in the United States. I was able to locate this on Ebay and after negotiating with the seller, went ahead and pulled the trigger on this card, leaving me with just needing his Ultimate card. I doubt seriously anyone would fake this autograph since David is so obscure.

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1452192.922N/a
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Toney, Anthony

CARDS: Pro Set 1989, Fleer 1990
ACQUIRED: TTM 2023, C/o Work
SENT: 12/26 RECEIVED: 1/6/24 (11 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Anthony Toney played from 1984-’85 for the Texas A&M Aggies at RB.
  • He saw action in 20 contests posting 271 carries for 1238 yards, 18 TDs, and 9 receptions for 68 yards.
  • The Eagles selected Toney in the second round of the 1986 Draft to compliment first round pick Keith Byars.
  • He’d be put into the lineup as a FB, where he’d be in a pretty heavy rotation rushing and catching the ball out of the backfield over 5 seasons.
  • 1987 was perhaps his best season, when he carried the rock 127 times for 473 yards and 5 TDs.
  • He’d also post a career high 39 receptions for 341 yards and have 814 yards from scrimmage.
  • Had a career high 582 yards rushing in 1989.
  • Cut after the 1991 preseason and retired soon thereafter due to hamstring issues.
  • Recognized for contributions to the Boys & Girls Club of Salinas, Ca.

NOTES:

For a while there Texas A&M was quite the RB and FB factory. Anthony, Roger Vick, Johnny Hector, Keith Woodside, Robert Wilson, and Darren Lewis all ended up playing in the NFL during a 10 year period there.

Shout out to my TTM friend Chris, who got Toney first and hit me up with Toney’s address. Anthony is not a heavy signer through the mail, so I consider his response to be quite a coup. Both his cards here come in as set needs, and they are both really great photos of him in action. He was also kind enough to inscribe Best Wishes and All My Best on his two cards.

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Henderson, Jerome (2)

Pro Set 1991, #770

CARDS: Classic 1991, Star Pics 1991, Pro Set 1991
ACQUIRED: TTM 2023, C/o Work
SENT: 4/25 RECEIVED: 5/8 (13 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

NOTES:

I had never even seen the Pro Set 1991 of Jerome Henderson before, so I was really eager to order it and ship it out to him for an autograph for some reason. It made it easier since the Star Pics card was a set need. When Classic and Star Pics arrived on the scene in ’91 as exclusively college products, we initially laughed at them. The competing designs were busy in the margins, with the Star Pics going with the footballs, and Classic laughably going with the leopard print. Still- they all are great looking photos, and Jerome was kind enough to add his autograph to all 3 of them for me.