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Murray, Eddie (2)

Action Packed 1990, #76

Cards: Action Packed 1990, Pro Set 1989, Fleer 1990
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 6/8 Received: 7/3 (25 Days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

NOTES:

I hadn’t ever gotten Eddie through the mail- scoring his autograph at Cowboys training camp as a kid, so I thought I’d be nice to follow up with some more current cards which I had wanted to get signed that were primarily set needs. He was also one of the few kickers who appeared in Action Packed 1990.

Vick, Roger (2)

CARDS: Wild Card World League 1992, Pro Set 1991 WLAF Inserts
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 6/6 RECEIVED: 6/22 (16 days)
FAILURE: TTM 2011, 2020, C/o Home

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

NOTES:

One of my latest retry replies came through after I saw a few successes pop up in some of the Facebook groups I frequent. I shot these cards out immediately and he graciously signed after a nail biting 16 days where I saw a couple of others get theirs back first! I’m also not really sure what he inscribed outside of Thunder and #49, but I’m happy to cross Roger off the list.

McCormack, Mike (1930-2013)

CARD: Upper Deck Legends 1997
ACQUIRED: EBay, 2021

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played college football for the University of Kansas from 1947-50.
  • Selected by the New York Yanks in the 3rd round of the 1951 NFL Draft.
  • Team moved to Dallas in 1952 and became the Texans.
  • Conscripted into the US Army and served in Korea through ’54.
  • Became free agent upon return, after franchise folded.
  • Joined the Cleveland Browns that year initially playing on the defensive line.
  • In ’55 moved to offensive line, blocking up front for HOFer Jim Brown.
  • Became the most dominant lineman of the era, completely neutralizing HOF defenders.
  • Retired in ’62 and jumped straight into coaching.
  • After working the All-Star college game circuit, became an assistant coach with the Redskins in 1965, working there through ’72.
  • Joined rival Eagles as head coach in ’73.
  • Compiled a 16-25-1 record as head coach over 3 seasons.
  • Worked with the Bengals from ’76-’79 as an assistant coach.
  • Compiled a 9-23 record as HC of the Baltimore Colts over the next two years.
  • Spent one year as HC of the Seahawks in ’82 winning 4 games and losing 3.
  • Moved into the general manager role in 1982, helping build the Seahawks into a contender in the AFC West, through ’89.
  • Served as the Panthers first GM from 1993-97.

ACCOLADES:

  • Cleveland Browns Ring of Honor
  • Carolina Panthers Hall of Honor
  • Pro Bowl 1951, ’56, ’57, ’60-’62
  • All-Pro 1954-’62
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame

EPITAPH:

Passed away in 2012 of heart failure at the age of 83.

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