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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.

Herrod, Jeff

Gameday 1992, #360

CARDS: Gameday 1992, Skybox Primetime 1992, Action Packed 1991, Skybox 1992
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 11/12 RECEIVED: 11/29 (17 days)
FAILURE: TTM 2019, C/o Home

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • 9th round pick out of Mississippi in 1988, that totalled 528 tackles over college career.  

  • Became the surprising leader of a linebacking corps that featured names such as Duane Bickett, Fredd Young, and Quentin Coryatt along the way.

  • Tackling machine that recorded 150+ total tackles in from 1989 to 1991 from inside linebacker position.

  • Led team in tackles from 1989 to 1992, and overall 8 times in career.

  • Recorded a career high 200 total tackles in 1994.

  • Possessed relentless motor, pursuit, solid instincts and quick ability to read/ react to plays as they take shape.

  • Over career played LILB, RILB, RLB, and MLB.

  • Briefly played for Philadelphia Eagles in 1997.

  • Returned for final season in 1998 to play for Colts.
1992 Skybox Primetime Team Checklist, #173

ACCOLADES:

  • Ole Miss Hall of Fame 2001

  • SEC Football Legends Award 2013

  • Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 2017

NOTES:

Jeff is a cousin of actor and TV personality, Mr. T.

Jeff has some great cards and some set needs I was after so I had tried him in the past with no luck. Thanks to my friend Joe, I was able to get a solid lead and address for him. Disappointingly, as of the time of this post, Herrod, who ranks second all-time on the Colts tackle list, has not been inducted into the franchise’s Ring of Honor.

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Query, Jeff

Skybox Impact 1992, #112

Cards: SkyBox 1992, Score Supplemental 1989, Topps 1990
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 3/31 Received: 4/5 (5 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Jeff Query went to Milken college and represents the school’s only drafted NFL alumni, being selected in the 5th round of the 1989 draft by the Green Bay Packers.

  • Query set career records at the tiny school finishing with 2548 yards, 28 TD catches, 30.9 yards on kick off returns, and 10.9 on punt returns.

  • A track junkie, Query had breathtaking speed (4.3), and was a two-time CCIW 100-Meter Champion.

  • Immediately stepped in as the team’s #3 receiver and as the Packers’ primary return man.

  • Trademark blonde mullet brought all the girls to the yard.

  • After 1991 season, signed with the Houston Oilers via Plan B, but did not make the roster.

  • Picked up by Cincinnati and played the next 3 seasons with the team, and a final 2 games between the Bengals and the Redskins in 1995.

  • Best season came in 1993, catching 56 passes for 654 yards and 4 TDs.

Score Supplemental 1989, #432S Topps 1990, #144

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NOTES:

I was very excited when Jeff joined the Oilers. It didn’t make much waves but I was convinced that he was going to be that missing part that was going to take the receiving corps to the next level. He then just disappeared in camp and I never heard from him until he was cut. I am not sure if he was an injury settlement, but I just remember being very disappointed.

Jeff had some great cards over the years and I was very happy to get these finally knocked out as they had been in ‘the box’ for a long time waiting for him to appear.