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Morris, Lee

Utimate World League 1992 Promo

CARDS: Ultimate World League 1992, Ultimate World League 1992 Defense, Ultimate World League 1992 Promo
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 12/14/21 RECEIVED: 1/3/22 (20 days)
FAILURE: TTM C/o Home, 2014, 2016, 2019

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Walked on to the Oklahoma Sooners football team in 1985.
  • Fairytale story continued as he contributed to the Sooners National Football championship that year, catching 5 passes for 96 yards and 2 TDs.
  • Went undrafted in 1987, but thanks to the NFL Players Strike, saw significant playing time starting 3 games for the Green Bay Packers.
  • Contributed career best 6 catches for 132 yards and a TD in win over Eagles during Week 3.
  • Among final tough cuts during 1988 training camp.
  • Joined CFL Toronto Argos late in season.
  • Had 5 catches for 86 yards and TD against Winnipeg a few weeks later.
  • Played following season for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
  • Selected by the San Antonio Riders in the 8th round of the WLAF 1991 positional draft.
  • Emerged as San Antonio’s most reliable receiver in 1991, contributing 23 catches for 409 yards and 2 TDs- including a franchise long 73 yard TD grab.
  • Returned for 1992 season but suffered season ending injury after catching 9 passes for 174 yards.
Ultimate 1992, Defensive Overview #191

NOTES:

I had been hunting for Lee Morris for quite some time- striking out at 3 different addresses over the years. From time to time I like to look at EBay. It’s a backdoor way to see who is signing TTM sometimes, and this one paid off. I found a listing on the site for Lee’s autograph on his Ultimate base card. Then I cross referenced the information I had on him and realized he signed from a previous address I had tried him at a few years ago. It made me quite ecstatic when I got these back. These cards are technically the first responses of 2022.

These are some great action shots of Lee. I remember leaving a game or two, and seeing kids chase Lee for his autograph on his Ultimate promo card that were inserted into the Gametime magazines. (I was quite jealous as I couldn’t find one.) He seemed quite happy that he had a card.

Later the base card appeared in all its glory. I love this shot of him jumping up in the air to make a grab, however it showcases the Riders and the league’s lackluster attendance woes.

I tossed in the Defensive Overview card as well, and since it had a receiver in the picture, it made sense to have Lee sign it. Oddly the back image has Surge helmets on it, but I’d assume it’s not an error card as the set itself is meant to introduce fans to football.

Ultimate WLAF 1992, #156

NFL

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CFL

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Dixon, Titus

Ultimate World League 1992, #161

CARD: Ultimate World League 1992
ACQUIRED: 2021, EBay
FAILURE: TTM 2014, C/o Home

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played WR for Troy University totaling 1,554 yards, and 24 TDs on 86 receptions, and tied an NCAA record with a 99  yard TD reception.
  • Also spent time as a kick returner returning 74 kicks for a 24.3 yards per return and a TD.
  • 6th round pick of the New York Jets in 1989.
  • Returned 4 kicks for 67 yards in 3 contests, before landing on the roster of the Colts for a game.
  • Saw preseason action with the Falcons and Chiefs, and then later signed with the San Antonio Riders of the World League in 1992.
  • A dangerous deep threat for the Riders, totaled 20 catches for 296 yards and a TD, while returning 14 kickoffs.
  • Hopped over to the CFL in 1993 and after a tryout with Ottawa, ended up on the roster of the Sacramento Gold Miners.
  • Had most solid season to date, with 61 catches for 1074 yards, and 5 TDs- including a 90 yarder.
  • Spent 1994 between the rosters of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts.
  • Played the next 3 years with the San Jose Sabre Cats of the Arena Football League.
  • Recorded 86 catches for 1012 yards and 15 TDs in 1996.
  • After a brief hiatus, reemerged for one final season with the Buffalo Destroyers in 2000.

ACCOLADES:

  • Arena All-Arena 1995 (Second Team)

NOTES:

Since my lowball offer stuck, I went ahead and took an Ebay flyer on this one after previously failing on Titus back in 2014. I mean, who would fake his autograph? I Immediately figured out his address and resent the other card I need (Wild Card) to Dixon again to try to get him to sign.

NFL

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WLAF

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CFL

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ARENA

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Bradley, Bill ‘Super Bill’ (2)

Cards: Upper Deck Legends 1997, Top Notch Signature Select
Acquired: TTM 2018, C/o Home
Sent: 9/15/18 Received: 1/13/20 (487 days)
See Also: Bill Bradley ‘Super Bill’

Bill Bradley signed my custom card of him, and also sent back the extra with more inscriptions upon it. A solid return, he wrote me a nice note with a full page of additional inscriptions and thanked me for being a fan and putting this website together with my shrines to the multiple leagues.

I hadn’t seen Bill since he appeared in Austin for the Upper Deck set signing back in 2011. In the meantime, while he was coaching at Lamar (2012-2014) I found this Upper Deck Legends card I really wanted to get him on, but I opted not to try him through the mail yet.

Time passed, and in 2018- after much deliberation, the Alliance of American Football established their last franchise in San Antonio. I quickly speculated that the team was going to nab Mike Riley as their head coach. While at the Season Ticket Holders Team Announcement Party, Mike let me in on a little secret since he knew I was a San Antonio Riders fan- he was courting Bill to come back and work for him on the Commanders defense as a defensive secondary coach!

Bill’s secondary in the AAF was an exciting unit to watch and led the league in turnovers. His coaching legacy now also includes the AAF Defensive Player of the Year Derron Smith, and a bevvy of players who were signed to NFL, Arena, and XFL rosters.