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Niklos, J.R.

VGF 2005

CARD: VGF 2005
ACQUIRED: 2022, Private Purchase

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Solid athlete started career as a DB for Ohio State in 1997 and 98.
  • Transferred to Western Illinois and was moved to TE by coaches who said he reminded him of Marv Cook.
  • Playing for the Leathernecks from 99-01, broke school receiving records.
  • At pro day as FB ran a 4.5 40 and was nicknamed ‘The Fastest Fullback in the NFL’, by then head coach Mike Martz.
  • Undrafted in 2002, was signed to the active roster of the Rams off of the Seahawks as a TE
  • Spent a total of 4 seasons with the Rams, joining the Frankfurt Galaxy in 2005 playing RB.
  • After league folded following the 2007 campaign, Niklos saw time with the Raiders (2005-06), Cleveland Browns (2007-08), and was briefly on IR with the Chiefs before deciding to hang up the cleats.
  • As of 2023, runs a sports performance business in Illinois.

NOTES:

A special bonus card thrown in when I purchased the remaining AAF sets I needed, I really get a kick out of these ‘deep cuts’ like JR Niklos.

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Mayes, Rueben (2)

Topps 1990, #244

CARDS: Action Packed 1990, Action Packed 1991, Topps 1990
ACQUIRED: TTM 2020, C/o Home
SENT: 9/30 RECEIVED: 10/10 (10 DAYS)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

INSCRIPTION:

"If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”

-Revelation 3:20

NOTES:

Great cards to add Reuben on here. The Action Packed 90 was a set need, but also a beautiful card. Topps 90 checking in here with a *rare* action shot couldn’t be missed. Action Packed 1991 oddly had the Saints with a white fleur de leis, a widespread printing error that wasn’t corrected from what I understand.

Moon, Warren (3)

Gameday 1992, #27

CARDS: Pro Set 1990 Pro Bowl, Fleer 1990, Action Packed 1991 League Leader, Skybox Impact 1992, Skybox Impact 1992 Major Impact, Action Packed 1990, Gameday 1992
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 1/25/21 RECEIVED: 2/5/21
SENT: 12/21/21 RECEIVED: 1/11/22
* Signing Fee Enclosed

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • See Also:

    Warren Moon
    Warren Moon (2)

    NOTES:

    The last time I got Warren, he quickly stopped signing again before I could clear out a few more of my set needs and cards I liked- and he appears in all the great sets of the era I collected. I definitely decided to double dipped on this one.

    I was pretty disappointed recently to hear that Warren decided to change his tune and is now fully selling the HOUSTON Oilers as part of the Tennessee Titans history. This coincided with the franchise’s late attempt to fully integrate Oilers history into Tennessee, as Houston fans were clamoring again about bringing the derrick and history home. Then the Tacks decided to have a homecoming game where they flew out all the players to Tennessee. Pretty good PR move on their part.

    He used to be one of my favorite players, but I saw this as an absolute betrayal. It was odd because he was even quoted as saying that he never played for this fan base or in Tennessee but here he was being inducted into their Ring of Honor.

    Oh well, thanks for the memories.