Tag Archives: Rhein Fire

Ham, Derrick

2000 Leaf Rookies & Stars, #271

Card: Leaf Rookies & Stars 2000
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 4/5 Received: 6/21 (77 days)


  • Derrick Ham played DE for the University of Miami from 1995-1998.

  • Allocated by the Redskins to the NFLE in 2000, playing for the Rhein Fire.

  • Burst loose in the league recording 9 sacks, 14 tackles, 1 forced fumble and a pass block.

  • Played sparingly in the NFL over the next two years for the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Browns.

  • Returned to the Fire in 2003 posting 17 tackles, 4.0 sacks,  and a pass block.


  • All NFLE 2000


I had been picking up a few of these guys autographs for CFLFaninPhilly, but Derrick elected to keep one of his cards, so CFL told me to keep this one. I am honestly tempted to start collecting this subset.

Chandler, Wes

Card: Upper Deck Legends 1997
Acquired: EBay, 2021


  • Wes Chandler WR at Florida from 1974 to 1977 posting 93 receptions for 1994 yards and 22 TDs.

  • Also moonlighted rushing the ball 61 times for 353 yards and 6 TDs in his Senior campaign, finishing 10th in Heisman voting.

  • Selected 3rd overall in the first round of the 78 draft by the New Orleans Saints.

  • Had 1069 yards on 65 receptions, including a career long 85 yard long the following year.

  • Traded during the 1981 season to San Diego.

  • Chandler finished out the year with 1142 yards on 69 receptions.

  • In 1982 led NFL during strike shortened season with 1032 yards and 9 TDs in just 8 games.

  • Had career high 1199 yards and 10 TDs  in 1985.

  • After the 1987 season, joined the 49ers for final year in 88 playing in 4 games.

  • Has seen extensive time coaching in a variety of leagues including the Orlando Thunder, UCF, Rhein Fire, Frankfurt Galaxy, Berlin Thunder, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, New York Sentinels, and the California Golden Bears.

  • Briefly served as the commissioner of the MLFB before it reorganized in 2017.


  • Earned Pro Bowl Honors in 79, 82, 83, and 85

  • First Team All Pro 1982

  • San Diego Chargers 40th All-Time Team

  • San Diego Chargers 50th All-Time Team

  • San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame

  • University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame

  • College Football Hall of Fame


Chandler has been overlooked by the Pro Football Hall of Fame numerous times, primarily due to the fact that he played during the dead ball era.


Lytle, Matt

Card: Playoff Contenders European Ticket 2000
Acquired: 2021, Future Considerations


  • Matt played from 1995-98 for Pitt, throwing for 3738 yards and 26 TDs.

  • Undrafted in 99,  he signed with the Carolina Panthers but ultimately did not make the squad 52 man roster.

  • The Panthers later assigned him to NFL Europe in 2000, where Matt played for the Rhein Fire, backing up Danny Wuerffel.

  • Claimed off of waivers by the Seattle Seahawks he’d be on and off the team’s practice squad during 2000, before the Panthers reclaimed him.

  • He made his only start of his career in 2001 in a blowout loss to the Rams.

  • Lytle joined the Alouettes in the CFL for 2002, backing up Anthony Calvillo at QB.

  • He then was in camp with the Ravens in 2003, and then later the Colorado Crush of the Arena league, but ultimately retired after failing to make the roster of the Crush in 2004.