Cards: Score 1993, GameDay 1992, Action Packed 1991, Action Packed 1992
Acquired: 2012, Akron Acquisition. 2017, TTM C/o Home
Sent: 9/28 Received: 10/07 (9 days)
See Also: Marv Cook
After his NFL career concluded in 1996, Marv has become a well respected coach at the high school level in Iowa City, IA winning numerous state titles. He has some great cards and after getting the Score 1993 in 2012 C/o the Akron Acquisition, I thought I’d go ahead and get a few more since he’s a great signer through the mail.
The Score 1993 card is a really conservative design, anchored well on the left and bottom- but among the pantheon of card designs this was a pretty boring look. A few nitpicks- They typeface used is too narrow making the team and position difficult to read. Maybe it’s just because of the color scheme, but this looks like it belongs on a Domino’s Pizza box.
Marv’s Action Packed entries are typical of this set. Good sports photography supported by the embossed gimmick. The minimal works here, because of the punchy mid-range photography, although in the 1992 entry the nameplate is lost in the photo. On the 1992 entries it was a nice touch with the red stripe used for AFC teams while the blue stripe used for NFC.
I always had a weak spot for the GameDay cards. GameDay was interesting because it was the only Long Tom set on the market. I loved this set specifically for that look alone which not only separated itself from the competition on the market, but resembled a ticket, standing out from the crowd at an event. This card of Marv, I think the photo was from the game in which he caught a TD in an epic upset over the Houston Oilers at Foxboro Stadium.
Cards: Score 1992 Crunch Crew, Score 90+ Club 1993
Acquired: Canton Acquisition, 2012
Louis Oliver was a hard hitting safety out of Florida. With their secondary aging rapidly and their defense becoming a liability, the Miami Dolphins drafted Oliver in the first round of the deep 1989 draft. After taking Sammie Smith at pick #9, the ‘Fins watched Steve Atwater and Donnell Woolford come off the board before grabbing Oliver with the 25th pick. Oliver was an imposing specimen at safety, weighing in at roughly 225 and had the height (6’2″) to cover receivers as well. Louis was very fortunate. Not only was he playing in his home state, but he was also paired up with his former team mate at Jarvis Williams who moved over to SS, while Louis fit right in at FS. The two made an imposing tandem and helped give some stability to the secondary.
Oliver in the meantime was becoming well known as a ball hawking defender for the Dolphins. Starting 13 games his rookie season, he notched 4 picks, 1 forced fumble, and 62 tackles. In 1990 Oliver made his first career sack against the Indianapolis Colts. He recorded 5 interceptions that season, and repeated that in 1991 and 1992. 1992 was perhaps his finest season, with a career high 90 tackles and 5 interceptions, one of which he returned 103 yards against the Buffalo Bills. After an injury shortened 1993, in which he played in 11 games, Louis signed and played with the Bengals for one season at SS in 1994. He returned to the Dolphins in 1995 playing in 5 contests at FS that season. He completed his final season in Miami at SS in 1996 where he recovered a career high 5 fumbles that year. Louis remains firmly entrenched in Florida and has made many business and sports inroads since retirement. At last glance he is working in the real estate market.
G/Gs 117/101 Tac 502 Sac 2.0 Fum 8 Int 27 Yds 605 Avg 22.4 Td 2 Lg 103t
Card: Score 1993
Acquired: Canton Acquisition 2012
David Treadwell was an excellent kicker for the Clemson Tigers. Amazingly he started as a walk-on with an academic scholarship, who had only played soccer during High School. He began his college career in 1984, as a backup to All-American kicker Donald Igwebuike, then took over full-time from 1985 to 1987. Dave made 47-of-66 field-goal attempts over his playing career, including 18 of 22 in ’87 when he was an All-American.
The second time would end up being a charm for David, who had been in the Broncos 1988 training camp. Released before the season, he signed with Phoenix, which traded him back to Denver for a draft choice before the 1989 training camp. That season David was named to the All-Rookie team and the Pro Bowl that season, finishing with 120 points. His 27 field goals that year, tied a 27 year old team record. He played with the Denver Broncos through the 1992 season posting well above 70% field goal completion while he played for the franchise. After the season he’d following head coach Dan Reeves with other loyalists to the New York Giants, and continue his solid kicking duties through the 1994 season. (Denver in the meantime found Jason Elam.) While he was dead on from short and medium range, Treadwell was not utilized from long range, nor on kickoffs. Rather the Giants carried an extra kicker (Brad Daluiso) for those capacities. This probably partially contributed to Dave being cut after the season by the Giants as a Salary Cap casualty. True to form, a closer look at his career stats reveals only 2 FGs attempted over 50 yards.
Treadwell was immortalized on the Broncos roster of Tecmo Super Bowl. He is retired in the Denver area, and is a real estate lawyer, sports agent, and sports radio personality.
G 93 XPA 188 XPM 182 FGA 175 FGM 135 PCT 77.1%