CARDS: Pro Set 1989, Score 1989, Fleer 1990 ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home SENT: 2/7 RECEIVED: 3/18 (39 days)
Bulked up 60 pounds, moving from defensive end to center and became starter for last two years at Baylor.
Second Round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1983.
Saw action at Center and Guard, starting 13 games over first two seasons.
In 1985, replaced retiring Steve Wilson at center.
Started 78 straight games before sitting out ’90 season opener due to injury.
Started 104 games, retiring after the 1992 season.
Pro Bowl Alternate 1988
Some great cards of Randy here as I knock out mainly some set needs.
Randy got addicted to opioid painkillers while in the NFL, but with the help of friends and family he went to treatment and got the help he needed. Randy founded a recovery operation after that titled ‘Athletes in Recovery’, and also participates in public speaking.
Marty Lyons signed these two cards for me through the mail. I really like the Pro Set Legends 1991 card. He’s got a great autograph, and he even went to the trouble of putting the long ‘J’ on ‘J-E-T-S’. In a unique move he also dated the signatures.
Sammy Winder walked onto the Southern Mississippi football team and played for them from 1978-1981.
In every year his rushing yardage increased from 340 in 1978 to 1029 in 1981.
A powerback with a nose for the endzone, Winder rushed for a school record 20 TDs in 1980.
Finished his career at So Miss with 736 carries for 3114 yards and 39 TDs.
Selected in the 5th round of the 1982 draft by the Denver Broncos.
Was major factor in franchise’s return to greatness as the team appeared in 3 Super Bowls.
Known for his TD dance called the ‘Mississippi Mudwalk’.
Best year came in 1984 when Sammy ran 296 times for 1153 yards and 4 TDs, also catching 44 passes for 288 yards and 2 TDs.
Had a career best 14 TDs in 1986 (9 rushing, 5 receiving).
Led the AFC in Scoring in 1987 with 7 total TDs during a strike shortened season.
Retired after the 1990 season.
Led NCAA in TD rushes in 1980 (20)
Pro Bowl selection 1984, 1986
USM Team of the Century
USM Athletic Hall of Fame
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
I had written the Sidewinder way back in 2011, but at the time he was asking for a donation that I couldn’t afford, so 8 years later I gave him another shot with the money and he signed these two cards. I just figured he could’ve used a sharpie instead of a ball point pen.
Sammy as of 2021 has his own construction company in Mississippi that he started while he was still playing for the Broncos.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.