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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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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.

Williams, Marquise (2)

Cards: Panini Contenders Draft Picks 2016, Panini Prism 2016, Topps AAF 2019, Topps XFL 2020
Acquired: 2020, Box Breaker/ COMC
See Also: Marquise Williams

Marquise Williams played for the San Antonio Commanders in 2019. A dangerous scrambler with great pocket presence and a great touch on the ball, Williams was a great change of pace for the Commanders from starter Logan Woodside. Initially moonlighting on 2 point conversions, Williams saw his play time increase as injuries, and a porous offensive line plagued Woodside over the season. After the Alliance collapsed in April of 2019, Marquise was spotted at the XFL tryouts.

Williams was selected by the New York Guardians in the XFL 2020 draft. He’d back up Matt McGloin at quarterback as the Guardians traded for Luis Perez from the Wildcats. With McGloin melting down early in the season, Williams saw some gametime action in relief against the Defenders and the Battlehawks, but by late February Luis Perez was named starter for the Guardians. Two games later the XFL ceased operations due to COVID.

Marquise has some great authentic autographs, so I wanted to pick these up since I was never able to get them while he was with the Commanders. The XFL certified was a pull, and much like its AAF predecessor, showcases just a simplified, nice, wholesome press photo of Marquise. Panini Contenders was doing some interesting stuff at the time of this evolutionary cycle of design with an image of Marquise on a design focused canvas. I am not much for the gaudiness of the Prism sets, but I really liked how Williams’ blue uniform pops from this silver background.