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Mitchell, Deon

CARD: Playoff Contenders European Ticket 2000
ACQUIRED: 2021, Future Considerations

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Dimunitive (5’10”) WR with impressive speed, played college ball at Northern Illinois.
  • Finished as school’s all time leader in all purpose yards with 4,732, and the school’s all time leader in kick returns.
  • Went undrafted in ’99, but was signed by the San Diego Chargers.
  • Signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad and allocated to the Scottish Claymores in 2000.
  • Played in 2001 for the Rampage catching 11 passes- 3 of them for TDs.

NFLE

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ARENA

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Brock, Stan

Action Packed All-Madden Team 1990, #51

CARDS: ProSet 1989, Fleer 1990, Action Packed All Madden Team 1990
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 11/29 RECEIVED: 12/10 (11 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Comes from football blood lines as older brother, Pete, played center for New England, Willie was selected by the Chiefs, and Ray played at LSU.
  • First team All Big 8 tackle and team captain while playing at Colorado as Senior.
  • Saints first round pick in 1980. (#12 overall.)
  • Started 67 contests straight out of his rookie season before a knee injury in Week 14 of 1984 ended that streak.
  • Returned to form and started all games until Week 7 of 1988 with another knee injury landing on IR.
  • Rebounded from injury and was named to the All-Madden Team.
  • Started 64 more straight games for the Saints, and cemented himself as the franchise’s leader in games played and started. (186/182)
  • Joined the San Diego Chargers in 1993, seeing action in 48 more contests- starting 41, retiring after the 1995 season.
  • Upper echelon, equally skilled, run and pass blocker, who never seemed to get his due.
  • Went into coaching in 1997, working with the Portland Forest Dragons (1997-99) and LA Avengers (2000-01) of the Arena Football League.
  • Coached offensive line at Army from 2004-06.
  • Named head coach in 2007, compiling a 6-18 record.
  • Has also worked as a sports anchor for local TV affiliates in OR.

NOTES:

Stan has some great cards, and was represented on most of the major brands. I remember specifically pulling the Action Packed All Madden card from 7-11 after school one day and being blown away by its strong composition.

Williams, Stepfret ‘Step’

1996 Press Pass Holofoil Emerald Proof, #34 SN380

Cards: 1996 Press Pass Holofoil Emerald Proof, Topps XFL 2001, SPX33 Holograms 1997
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 8/2 Received: 8/10 (8 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Stepfret Williams played for Louisiana-Monroe in 1994 and 1995.
  • He racked up some monster numbers posting two back to back 1,000 yard seasons.
  • In just two years he had 123 catches for 2162 yards (17.6 YPR) and 22 TDs.
  • The Dallas Cowboys selected Stepfret in the 3rd round of the 1996 NFL Draft.
  • Came into his own as a slot man, posting 30 receptions for 308 yards with 21 of those going for first downs and 1 for a TD.
  • Released by Cowboys in 1998, he signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Signed as a free agent with the San Diego Chargers in 2000, but did not make the squad.
  • Williams played in the XFL in 2001 posting 828 yards on 51 receptions.
1997 SPx, #SPX33

ACCOLADES:

  • XFL (2001) league leader in receiving yards (828).
2001 Topps XFL, #61

NOTES:

Stepfret was a curiosity to me. I felt he could’ve really excelled at the pro level, but just needed more seasoning. I was surprised that after his Birmingham Bolt experience he didn’t find a home with an NFL team. Great cards and autographs, I loved all three of these. Holograms were such a niche thing back then but this one looked great on a card.

NFL

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XFL

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