Gameday 1992, #251
Action Packed 1992, #38
Action Packed 1990, #36
CARDS: Action Packed 1990, Action Packed 1992, Gameday 1992, ProSet 1989
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home SENT: 3/21 RECEIVED: 4/2 (12 days)
Pro Set 1989, #63
After I had received my autographs from Tim mangled in the mail back in 2012-ish, I decided to give him another shot in 2022. He still had quite a few cards that I had wanted to get signed, and some great set needs that appeared after the fact.
Although his Action Packed 1992 was not a set need, it’s a beautiful action shot of him playing with his notable reckless abandon, amazingly after his broken leg in Super Bowl XXIII left him with a metal rod down his leg. There’s a lot of great detail in the photo, with even a ‘waterboy’s’ face slightly out of focus- but watching in awe alongside a Bengals player.
Gameday 1992, #154
Cards: ProSet 1989, Score Supplemental 1989, GameDay 1992
Acquired: TTM 2022, C/o Home Sent: 1/2 Received: 1/28 (26 days)
Played DE at the University of Pitt.
Totaled 28 sacks cumulatively between his Junior and Senior seasons.
First round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 1987 playing both DE and OLB.
Best season came in 1988- posted 141 combined tackles, 5 sacks, and a fumble recovery.
Played OLB through 1989, transitioning back to DE in 1990.
Suffered knee injury at end of 1990 season, but still managed to return in time to start 14 contests in 1991.
One of final cuts coming out of camp in 1993- later signed with LA Rams, playing there for one season.
In 1994, signed with Washington Redskins, playing there through 1996.
ProSet 1989, #406
Score Supplemental 1989, #355s
I love Tony’s autograph. He really has it down. The width and pressure on the marker is perfect. Great cards that hit a smattering of sets.
TAC SAC FUM INT YDS AVG TD LG 697 24.5 8 0 0 -.- 0 -.-
Gameday 1992, #305
Cards: ProSet 1989, Fleer 1990, GameDay 1992
Acquired: TTM 2020, C/o Home Sent: 3/17 Received: 3/30 (13 days)
Highly underrated CB that played 7 seasons for the moribund Tampa Bay Buccaneer franchise from 1987-93.
Second round pick out of Washington State in 1987.
Frequently was on an island against opposing team’s top receiving talent.
Finished second on team in tackles (74), while breaking up 15 passes.
Stellar campaign in 1988, with 4 interceptions and 22 pass breakups.
Had two touchdowns in back to back games in 1989- one on an interception and the other on a punt block, along with 5 picks.
Starter at CB from the first game of rookie season, was the most tenured member of the Bucs defense by 1992.
Played for franchise through 1993, joining the Patriots after the season.
116 pass breakups was a Buccaneer franchise record.
Continued career with New England through the 1996 season, adding 6 more interceptions to career totals.
Pro Set 1989, #416 Fleer 1990, #353
Ricky had some really nice cards over the years, and I wanted to get him on them. I love his Fleer 1990 card as it really showcases that creamsicle orange.
TAC SAC FUM INT YDS AVG TD LG 608 7.5 11 23 198 8.6 2 68t
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.