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Corso, Lee

CARD: Pro Set 1991 World League Helmet Insert
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 11/12 RECEIVED: 11/22 (10 days)
FAILURE: TTM 2021, C/o ESPN

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Lee Corso was a great athlete and after high school was immediately identified by the Brookyn Dodgers as a baseball prospect to play short stop.
  • Opted to go to college instead at Florida State, where he played both defensive back and quarterback in college from 1953-1957.
  • Possessing great speed and anticipation, Corso set the school’s career interception record at the time with 14.
  • Although he had a successful college career, he was not selected in the NFL draft.
  • Went into coaching at the college ranks almost immediately, spending time at Maryland (1959-65) and Navy (1966-68) as a positional coach.
  • From there in 1969 Corso served as head coach of Louisville through 1972.
  • He’s perhaps most iconically known as head coach of Indiana, a role he served in from 1973-82.
  • Led the Hoosiers to two winning seasons, including an upset victory over the Brigham Young Cougars in the Holiday Bowl.
  • Finished 41-68-2 at Indiana.
  • Spent one year at Northern Illinois University going 4-6-1.
  • College coaching record is 73-85-6.
  • Head coach of the USFL Orlando Renegades in 1985, where he went 5-13.
  • Lee then joined the WLAF where he served as general manager of the Orlando Thunder for the 1991 season.
  • He was very excited to be a part of the venture, but due to ongoing commitments to ESPN, probably couldn’t return to the squad for their 1992 campaign.
  • Has been an analyst since 1987 for ESPN.

NOTES:

Lee Corso to me, is like the Dick Vitale of college football. He’s beloved by all and everybody loves his quips and antics. I tried him first via ESPN, but after that latest (and multiple other) failure(s), I think the door on TTM through the network is now closed. He has very few cards. I think he had a Press Pass Legends or something like that. -I think I flushed that on the first attempt that failed.

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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Bunch, Jarrod

Action Packed Rookies 1991, #11

CARDS: Pro Set 1991, Action Packed Rookies 1991, Star Pics 1991
ACQUIRED: TTM 2020, C/o Home*
SENT: 7/13 RECEIVED: 7/28 (15 days)
* Fee enclosed

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played FB for Michigan, rushing for 1346 yards on 311 carries, scoring 8 TDs, while catching 30 passes.
  • At 6’2″, 250, 4.5 40- was considered one of the strongest, biggest, and fastest fullbacks to enter the NFL Draft in 1991.
  • Selected at #27 overall by the New York Giants, who were looking to go younger in a rapidly aging backfield, and wanting to add a compliment to RB Rodney Hampton.
  • Saw extremely limited action rookie season, contributing 6 tackles and a blocked punt on special teams.
  • Had best season as a pro rushing for over 500 yards in 1992, while blocking for Hampton who had over 1,000.
  • Yards per carry was 3rd among runners (4.8) with 500 yards or more that season.
  • Injuries and a focus more on an H-back offense, resulted in decreased playing time in 1993.
  • Missed most of camp in 1994, and pulled a hamstring shortly thereafter, prompting release.
  • Signed by Raiders as an injury replacement for Napoleon McCallum playing in 3 games. 
  • Retired in 1995 and has continued to stay active in coaching, martial arts, and acting.

NOTES:

With a few cards that I wanted to get signed, I found Jarrod through Facebook who signs for a nominal fee.

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