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Burnett, Kaelin

Topps AAF Certified CUSTOM

Card: Topps AAF 2019 Certified (CUSTOM)
Acquired: TTM 2020, C/o Home
Sent: 9/4 Received: 9/24 (20 Days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Kaelin was a tweener that played LB and DL at Nevada from 2009 to 2011.

  • Over 3 years he had 93 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, 1 pass deflection, and 2 forced fumbles.

  • Burnett joined the Oakland Raiders in 2012 playing for them part way through 2014, posting 12 total tackles.

  • He’d spend the next season and a half with the Tennessee Titans, posting 3 total tackles.

  • Kaelin’s next stop was in Saskatchewan with the CFL in 2016 seeing action in 1 contest.

  • He saw action with the Spokane Empire, The Spring League, and the Massachusetts Pirates in 2017.

  • Burnett then played in the Alliance of American Football for the Arizona Hotshots in 2019.

  • In 7 contests, Kaelin had 17 total tackles, a forced fumble, and a sack.

  • After the league folded, he was selected by the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL 2020.

  • Over 5 contests Kaelin had 15 total tackles and an interception.

NOTES:

Kaelin has continued to pursue and chase his pro football dreams. I made a bunch of custom cards for former AAFers after the league folded and Kaelin was kind enough to respond to me signing this card for me. It appears he was quite popular, as a few fans also have asked me for copies of it as well.

Barrett, Danny

CFL All World 1991, #18

Cards: CFL All World 1991, JOGO 1991
Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o The Houston Texans
Sent: 10/23/19 Received: 1/16/21 (423 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Danny Barrett played from 1979-82 at Cincinnati.
  • His best year came in 1982 when he threw for 2222 yards (178/324) and 17 TDs (12 INT).
  • Barrett joined the CFL in 83 and played 16 seasons in the league with stops in Calgary (83-85, 89-91, 96), Toronto (85-88), BC (92-93, 98) and the Ottawa Rough Riders (94-95). 
  • Played one season in 86 with the New Jersey Generals.
  • Saw playing time at both QB and slot back over his career.
  • Had back to back 4k passing seasons in 93 (4097) and 94 (4173).
  • In 93 threw for a then record 601 passing yards while as a member of the BC Lions.
  • Joined the coaching ranks while still playing in 97 working with QBs in Calgary, then hopped over to BC from 98-99.
  • Considered a hot prospect, he formally became head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2000, a role he held through 2006.
  • Worked in the college ranks from 2007-2015, with the University of Buffalo and UCF.
  • In 2016, returned to the NFL ranks coaching RBs with the Dolphins, and later the Texans in 2018.

CFL

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JOGO 1991, #69

NOTES:

I had a burst of inspiration and sent out quite a few CFL All World cards about this time. I was certain I’d hear back from Barrett as he was a coach with my favorite team, but after not hearing back from him a year later I sort of gave up on getting these back. Lo and behold over 450 days later this showed up in the mail shortly after the Texans 2020 season concluded.

Holland, Jamie

Cards: ProSet 1989, Score 1989, Fleer 1990, Score 1990
Acquired: TTM 2020, C/o Home
Sent: 10/13 Received: 12/8 (56 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played college ball for Ohio State returning 24 kicks for 520 yards and catching 8 passes for 142 yards and a TD over 1984 and 1986.

  • Selected in the 7th round of the 1987 draft by the San Diego Chargers.

  • A blazing long distance runner, he was part of the Ohio St  400 Meter Relay team. 
  • Saw time as a wide receiver, kick returner, and moonlighted occasionally as a runningback over 3 seasons for SD.

  • Best season came in 1988 when Jamie logged 810 yards on 31 kick returns, scoring a 94 yard TD.

  • During 1988 also had 536 Yards receiving and a TD on 39 catches.

  • Over 3 seasons ran 10 times for 82 yards.

  • Traded to the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990, seeing time exclusively as a kick returner. 
  • Started 3 games in 1992 playing for the Cleveland Browns starting 3 games.
  • Played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1994, catching 35 passes for 485 yards and 2 TDs.
  • Split time with the Blue Bombers and the Roughriders in 1995 retiring after the season.

NFL

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CFL

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NOTES:

Jamie wrote me a nice note thanking me for writing him. He has an amazing autograph, with just the right amount of pressure and curves, and an elegant enough stroke, at just the right size. Jamie was lucky, to play when he did, as he had some great cards produced during his playing days.