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Hearst, Garrison

Classic 1993, #3

CARD: Classic 1993
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 6/13 RECEIVED: 6/27 (14 days)


  • Finished second all-time in total all purpose yards (3,834) and rushing (3232) in Georgia history, behind only Herschel Walker.
  • Set SEC records for points, TDs, rushing TDs, and per carry average.
  • Cardinals traded Johnny Johnson and their first round pick to the Jets, moving up to select Hearst with the 3rd overall pick of the 1993 NFL Draft.
  • Ran for 257 yards and a TD, but a knee injury sidelined him for a majority of the season.
  • Had a 57 yard carry- the longest by a Cardinal since Stump Mitchell in 1985.
  • Another knee injury marred Hearst’s season early in 1994, as he finished strong rushing for 169 yards over the final 4 contests.
  • Topped the 100 yard barrier for first time in career in 1995, rushing for 121 yards against the Saints.
  • Broke the 1k barrier that year rushing for 1070 yards, and catching 29 passes, the best by a Card since 1982.
  • Released by the Cardinals and signed with Bengals in 1996.
  • Played one season with Bengals, initially as a backup, but pounded the rock for 847 yards.
  • Signed with 49ers in 1997 and rejuvenated SF’s rushing game.
  • Ran for 1019 yards on 236 carries (4 TDs) in ’97.
  • Had an even better ’98, running for a career high 1570 yards.
  • In Week 1 against the New York Jets in OT, had one of the greatest runs in NFL history, rushing for a 96 yard TD.
  • Broke his ankle during the 1998 playoffs- an injury that would keep him out of the league for two seasons.
  • Amazingly returned to form again in 2001, despite facing a career threatening injury, rushing for over 1,200 yards.
  • Played for the ‘9ers an additional two seasons, before playing a final year in 2004 with the Broncos.


  • Doak Walker Award 1992
  • Second Team AP 1998
  • Pro Bowl 1998, ’01
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year 2001
  • Florida-Georgia HoF
  • College Football Hall of Fame 2023


During this time of my life I was still going to training camps, but I started ratcheting down my card purchases. Whether it was cost, an over saturated market, or just discovering girls- this card came from one of those last packs I bought before I went into a long hibernation. When I came back to the hobby and went through all those boxes this card immediately went into the ‘priority box’. And 12 years later from that, I finally got Garrison’s autograph. Strange how accomplished it feels.

Turner, Keena

Fleer 1990, #15

CARDS: Score Supplemental 1989, Score 1990, Fleer 1990
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 12/31/21 RECEIVED: 2/11/22 (42 days)


  • A 2 time All-American at Purdue playing LB, Keena was selected in the 2nd round of the NFL Draft by the San Fransisco 49ers in 1980.
  • Played the next 11 seasons there, witnessing the rise of the 49ers dynasty, and winning 4 Super Bowl titles.
  • Best season came in ’84 with 70 tackles, 2 sacks, and 4 interceptions.
  • Retired after the 1990 season, and served as LB coach at Stanford from 1992-94.
  • Since 2001, has been in the front office of the San Fransisco 49ers organization, working in player development and alumni coordination, up to VP & Senior Advisor to the GM.


  • Pro Bowl 1984


Keena was one of the first players I played as on defense on the original Tecmo Bowl on Nintendo. (They converted him from LB to defensive end.)


Wulff, Paul

CARD: Pro Set 1991 World League Insert
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Work
SENT: 5/23 RECEIVED: 6/21 (29 days)


  • Skilled offensive lineman saw time at guard and primarily at center over college career playing at Washington State.
  • Went unselected in the 1990 NFL Draft, but saw time in camp with the New York Jets.
  • Selected by the Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks during the World League of American Football 1991 positional draft.
  • After the dissolution of the Skyhawks following the 91 season, Wulff played in 1992 for the New York/New Jersey Knights of the World League.
  • Climbed the college coaching ranks plying his trade as a positional coach for Eastern Washington in a variety of jobs over the next few years.
  • Named head coach at EWU in 2000 where he returned the school to prominence.
  • Won two conference titles and finished coaching career at EWU with a 53-40 mark.
  • Head coach of alma mater Washington State from 2008-11, compiling a 9-40 record.
  • Worked as an offensive assistant with the 49ers from 2012-13.
  • Has served in a variety of college offensive coaching positions since 2014 for South Florida, Iowa State, Sacramento State and Cal Poly.


  • Big Sky Coach of the Year 2001, 04-05


Paul wrote me a nice note thanking me for my letter and that the World League was some fun times.