Son, Kenny Bell played for the Salt Lake City Stallions of the AAF. I packed my WLAF card of Ken just in case I ran into him, but no such luck! The reason being was at one point Ken was living a city over near a day camp I used to go to. I tried in vain to get his autograph on 3 previous occasions, but thanks to one of my fellow collectors, Rick, I got an updated address early in the year and took a stab. With Ken’s autograph, I’ve closed out the Pro Set World League Birmingham Fire team set’s autographs.
Solid pass blocker, who helped Monarchs grade out as the best offensive line in the league.
After completing second tour in WLAF, joined Seattle Seahawks for the 1992 campaign, suiting up for 10 games.
In 1993, played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Returned to World League in 1996, playing another season with the Frankfurt Galaxy.
Closed out career with the San Jose Sabrecats of the Arena League, playing both OL/DL in 1996 and 1997.
2nd Team All-World League 1991
I couldn’t understand why Theo Adams failed to respond to me on the two separate occasions I sent out to him in 2015 and 2018, but one of my friend who collects WLAF autographs, Corey, came through with extra autographs of this card, and kindly packaged this up and sent it to me. Unfortunately he’s dropped off of social media. I hope he’s doing well.
In general, members of the Montreal Machine of the World League have been somewhat elusive for me to track down. Jacques was no exception, but after having recent successes through Facebook, I thought why not and gave it a shot. He responded kindly to me and thanked me for writing and provided me his address. I made sure to use correct postage and dropped these 3 cards in for him to sign. I figured since most of my Montreal Machine cards have languished, it wouldn’t be a problem for him to fill out the team helmet and the checklist card.
For the letter, I even used a Google translate script to write him in Canadian- French, which he found quite amusing in his short response letter. A class act, Jacques wrote me back in English, using his own postage thanking me for being a fan of the World League for all these years.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.