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Young, Lonnie

Gameday 1992, #318

CARDS: Gameday 1992, Action Packed 1991, Pro Set 1991
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 1/3 RECEIVED: 1/27 (24 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Lonnie Young played DB for Michigan State from 1982-84.
  • Recorded 6 interceptions for 10 yards over college career.
  • 12th round pick of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1985.
  • A savvy selection by a much beleaguered franchise, Young stepped into the starting lineup at FS and had 3 interceptions, 80 total tackles, 6 pass deflections, and a fumble recovery.
  • Had a solid ’90 campaign recording 111 total tackles.
  • Traded to the New York Jets in 1991.
  • Started 26 games over 3 seasons, recording 3 interceptions for 21 yards and 236 tackles.
  • Played the 1994 season with the San Diego Chargers, appearing in their lone Super Bowl appearance.
  • Returned to the Jets in 1995, retiring after the ’96 season.

NOTES:

Lonnie appears in Tecmo Super Bowl with the Arizona Cardinals, however oddly he has outlandish stats and abilities, making him one of the most complete defensive backs in the game.

I’ve never had a player sign an autograph with a smiley face- but there’s always a first!

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Camarillo, Rich (2)

Score 1990, #132

CARDS: Topps 1983, Action Packed 1990, Bowman 1991, Fleer 1990, Fleer All Pro 1990, Pro Set 1990 Pro Bowl, Score 1990
ACQUIRED: 2012, Akron Acquisition, TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 3/14 RECEIVED: 4/2 (19 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

NOTES:

I had gotten Rich way, way back when he was with the Houston Oilers TTM. He had some great cards, but I only got one at the time. Later I acquired the Topps, Bowman, and Score autographs as part of what I call the ‘Akron Aquisition’- a stack of autographs I got from Bryan when he briefly left the hobby. A consistent signer, I put out these last 4 to Rich, with the majority of them being set needs. Honestly one of the best autographs out there- if not for punters alone. Love the loops. Solid.

Johnson, Johnny (RB-San Jose St)

CARDS: Upper Deck 1993, Action Packed Rookies 1990
ACQUIRED: 2014, Canton Acquisition. 2021, EBay

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played 3 years at San Jose State from 1987-89.
  • Converted to RB in 1988, and had best year for the Spartans, racking up 1219 yards and 15 TDs on 233 carries.
  • Also had 61 receptions for 668 yards and 4 TDs, to total out 1887 yards from scrimmage.
  • Was a 7th round selection of the Phoenix Cardinals.
  • Went on to post 926 yards and 5 TDs (234 carries), and 25 receptions for 241 yards in 1990.
  • Posted 666 yards in 1991 and 734 in 1992.
  • Traded to the New York Jets in 1993, so the Cardinals could move up one spot and select Garrison Hearst.
  • Continued to post solid numbers, rushing for 821 yards in 1993, and a career high 67 receptions for 641 yards.
  • In 1994 had a career high 931 yards rushing and 240 carries and a 90 yard long.
  • After being cut in ’95, joined the 49ers in 1996, but aggravated a back injury on the first day of camp and never saw the field again.

ACCOLADES:

  • 1990 Pro Bowl
  • 1990 All Rookie Team

NOTES:

The 1990 draft rookies besides Emmitt Smith held some intriguing competition that all seemed to be felled by injury. Blair Thomas and Johnny Johnson each provided early competition for Smith- with Johnson actually garnering All Rookie Honors from the Pro Football Writers Association. Johnny actually only finished a few yards behind Smith in rushing, and 2 yards ahead of Emmitt in total yards in 1990. After that Emmitt quickly ran away with things, but Johnson just kept chugging, even if it was for some poor teams. in 1993 despite not rushing or receiving for over 1,000 yards, Johnson finished second in the AFC in total yards from scrimmage and was named Jets MVP for the year.

I’ve never been able to track down Johnny. I’ve sorta patchworked my way into some autographs of his but still need him on at least one more set need to close him out.

Johnny also makes his debut appearance on the game Tecmo Super Bowl as a pretty solid back for the Cards.

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