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Robinson, Mark

Score 1990, #339

CARDS: Fleer 1990, Action Packed 1990, Score 1990, ProSet 1990
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 5/15 RECEIVED: 5/28 (13 DAYS)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played defensive back from 1981 through 83 for Penn State.

  • Also occasionally returned punts- notably returning one for a touchdown in 1982.

  • Played best game of college career in National Championship win over Georgia posting 2 interceptions and 9 tackles.

  • Finished college career with 180 total tackles, and 9 interceptions for 203 yards.

  • Selected in the 4th round of the 1983 NFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.

  • In 1987 posted 42 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries and 2 interceptions.

  • Traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1988, as part of the Steve DeBerg trade.

  • Instantly made an impact slated as starter at Strong Safety paired alongside former Penn State teammate Harry Hamilton.

  • Best season came in 1989 with 6 picks for 44 yards, 3 fumble recoveries, 2.5 sacks, 22 pass deflections, and 104 tackles.

  • Sure handed tackler, that was considered one of the best run enforcers in the league, finished with 115 tackles in 1990.

  • After spending the entire 1991 season on IR due to a separated shoulder, opted to retire.
Fleer 1990, #354

NOTES:

Mark is a great signer TTM and has a stack of really good cards. I grabbed all of these from 1990 and sent them off covering most of the ones I wanted signed right out of the gate. I especially love the lighting and photography on the Score 1990 entry. While a drop off from the 89 set, this one is highly underrated.

Action Packed 1990, #268 Pro Set 1990, #316

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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.

Harvey, Ken

Cards: Score 1990, Action Packed 1990, Action Packed 1991, Action Packed 1992
Acquired: TTM 2020 C/o Home
Sent: 10/13 Received: 10/26 (13 days)
Failure: TTM 2015, C/o Home

I have been angling to add Ken Harvey to my collection for a very long time. It wasn’t because of his playing career as much as the places we both came from. Heck he and I technically grew up in the same neighborhood since his high school was right down the street from me. Heck he even quit school briefly as he fell in with the wrong crowd briefly, and worked at Fuddruckers over on Anderson Rd in The Village across from Northcross Mall.

I probably even frequented it a kid about the time he worked there. I remembered not being fond of their liquid cheese, and sitting under these giant canvas military grade tents on the patio eating a giant burger with my parents. Anyway, it’s all long gone- even Northcross Mall which is now a mini-Walmart.

Ken got his act together, went back and finished high school and was snatched up by the California Golden Bears. After an impressive college career playing linebacker at Cal wrapped up in 1987, Ken was selected in the first round of the 1988 Draft by the Phoenix Cardinals. – It wasn’t hailed as such a big deal back then, even though being from Austin and being a ‘small town’ kid making it big in the NFL, especially from my neighborhood should’ve been. When I got his first couple of football cards, I was very excited. – I mean here was a player I had a personal connection to from a location basis. We walked the same streets. We had been in the same 7-11’s- maybe to buy those same cherry Slurpees, nachos, and a pack of football cards or two. – Well maybe not the nachos for him but- he immediately became relatable.

Ken played six seasons with the woeful Cards at right outside linebacker. He put up some solid numbers over that period, recording 120 tackles in 1989 and 10 sacks in 1990. I seem to remember he had a falling out in 1993 with the club, signing with the division rival Washington Redskins in 1994. From 1994-1997 Ken was considered one of the most dominant linebackers of the NFC East. He’d earn a Pro Bowl nod in each of those seasons, recording a career high 13.5 sacks in that ’94 campaign. He’d call it a career shortly before the beginning of the 1999 season.

Ken has been honored by the Redskins as one of the 70 Greatest Redskins, and was inducted into the club’s Ring of Fame. He also has received a couple of nominations for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

He currently lives in the DC area and has had an interesting post-professional playing career, working for the Redskins, writing for the Washington Post, and training aspiring tourists to become astronauts. He wrote a very nice note to accompany my cards, saying it’d be an honor to sign them.

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