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Ragans, Bill

Ultimate World League 1992, #36

CARD: Ultimate World League 1992 Galaxy Team Card
ACQUIRED: TTM 2019, C/o Home
SENT: 10/7/19 RECEIVED: 7/12/21 (644 DAYS)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played for FSU at Strong Safety from 1987-90.
  • Compiled 166 total tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 6 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 12 pass breakups and 1 pick.
  • A dangerous special teamer, returned a punt 32 yards for TD in 87 scoring a TD against Mississippi State.
  • Blocked 3 kicks in 1990.
  • Went unselected in 1991 NFL Draft but signed with the Seahawks.
  • Injured knee and rehabbed it while coaching HS football.
  • Played in 1992 for the World League’s Frankfurt Galaxy, recording 1 sack before reinjuring knee.
  • Opted to retire and follow his passion into coaching and has had stops across the high school and college ranks.

NOTES:

I have to get creative on some of these Ultimate cards since they do not have the player name on them. I realized that since the player’s numbers were at my fingertips, I could probably locate the actual player on the card. With a 2 on the right pad and a 9 on the left- I was able to trace down 29 as Bill Ragans. From there it was a simple internet search to locate the best fit for the name.

Bill responded in a bit under 2 years. He apologized for the wait as this one had gotten lost on his desk. He asked me to send a few more for his collection, to which I was happy to fulfil for him.

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Moore, Mark ‘The Hitman’

Card: Ultimate World League 1992
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 7/6 Received: 7/15 (9 days)
Failure: TTM 2020, C/o Home

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Considered one of the finest defensive backs to play at Oklahoma State, Mark Moore posted 311 total tackles, 16 interceptions, 307 yards and 3 TDs from 1983-86.

  • Had a career high 7 picks in 1985- the second highest single season number in school history at the time.

  • 4th round pick of the Seattle Seahawks suited up for 5 games in 1987. 

  • Signed by the San Diego Chargers in 1989.

  • Selected in the 7th round of the WLAF positional draft by the New York/ New Jersey Knights.

  • Had 54 tackles and 2 sacks and a fumble recovery for a TD in 1991.

  • After the season concluded Mark signed with the Calgary Stampeders where they tried to convert him to OLB.

  • He appeared in 1 game making 1 special teams tackle.

  • Returned to the World League in 1992 and added 3 more sacks, 2 fumble recoveries and an interception he returned 29 yards for a TD.

NOTES:

I was surprised that Mark only had this one card, but after many years I was lucky enough to track him down. I had thought he was living in Washington but in the end I found a seller who oddly posted Mark’s return envelope address on EBay.

He wrote me a very nice note and agreed with me that if the World League had just given them another year the league was really going to take off.

Blades, Brian (2)

Topps 1990 1000 Yard Club, #27

CARDS: Topps 1990 1000 Yard Club, Action Packed 1990, Skybox 1992
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 4/19 RECEIVED: 4/29 (10 Days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

Skybox Impact 1992, #92 Action Packed 1990, #251

NOTES:
It had been quite a while since I hit up Brian for a few autographs and I was happy to see he was still at it for the Action Packed and Skybox cards as slowly over the years these have become more set needs. The strange one that has grown on me the most as of late is the Topps 1990 subset 1000 yard club. -It just feels like the odd transition between the 80s and 90s design-wise and I like that.