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Highsmith, Alonzo (2)

Cards: Pro Set 1990, Action Packed 1990, Fleer 1990, Topps 1990
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 4/27 Received: 5/14 (17 days)


  • See Alonzo Highsmith

  • Has continued to establish himself as an up and coming front office executive.

  • Joined the Cleveland Browns front office in 2018 as their Vice President of Player Personnel.

  • As of 2020 works in the Seattle Seahawks front office. 


I think I got really lucky with Alonzo, as he signed all 4 of these cards for me, with two of them becoming more recent set needs. He stopped signing shortly thereafter TTM, but I figured since it’d been nearly 10 years, it was OK to come back and tap that vein again.

Harris, Leonard

Skybox Premium 1993-94, #254

Cards: SkyBox Impact 1993, Topps Stadium Club 1993, Skybox Premium 1993-1994
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 8/14 Received: 9/2 (19 days)
Failure: TTM 2014, C/o Home


  • Leonard Harris was a speed merchant out of Texas Tech (1981-83), who played WR, KR and PR.

  • His best season for the Red Raiders came in 1983 when he posted 506 yards on 35 catches (2 TDs), 123 yards rushing on 13 carries, 346 yards and a TD on 26 punt returns, and 356 yards on 19 kick returns.

  • Territorial selection of the Denver Gold during the 1984 USFL draft. 

  • Led the Gold in receiving both years of the franchise’s existence.

  • Posted a career high 1432 yards on 101 receptions and 8 TD as he moved to slotback in 1985.

  • Joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1986, catching 3 passes for 52 yards.

  • Following season was a free agent signee of the Houston Oilers, where he spent the next 7 seasons. 

  • Finally emerged from the shadow of WR Drew Hill who left for Atlanta in 1992.

  • Caught 35 passes for 435 yards and 2 TDs in 7 starts, before the Oilers consummated their free agent poaching of WR Webster Slaughter off of the Cleveland Browns.

  • Played one final year in 1994 with the Falcons, reunited with Drew Hill and head coach Jerry Glanville.





Skybox Impact 1993, #127 Topps Stadium Club 1993, #431

I had been wanting to get Leonard for sometime, because I was always under the impression that he had no cards growing up. I went ahead and sent these same cards out in 2014- but got no response. It wasn’t until 2021 that I started seeing some responses from him and decided to try him again on these cards.

I always thought he got a bad rap after the departure of Drew Hill- and not enough time to become his heir apparent in Houston. I feel much more mixed now about getting his autograph now that the players from the Oilers franchise have abandoned the city of Houston in favor of their faux history from Tennessee.

Weatherspoon, Chuck

Wild Card 1991, #134

Cards: Wild Card 1991, Pacific 1991
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 8/2 Received: 10/9 (62 days)


  • Had a prolific career playing for the Houston Cougars from 1987-1990.

  • Was the bellcow runningback in the Coogs fabled Air Raid offense.

  • On 395 attempts, ran for 3,247 yards and 27 touchdowns ,  and also had 1,375 yards and eight touchdowns on 117 receptions.

  • His best year came in 1989, when he ran 119 times for 1146 yards, 10 TDs.

  • Drafted in the 9th round by the Philadelphia Eagles.

  • Spent the 1992 season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, dressing for 4 contests.

  • Played one year in the Arena Football League in 1995 with Fort Worth, playing both ways for the Calvary.


  • SWC’s All-time leader in all purpose yards with 5,715.

  • First Houston Cougar to rush for 1000 yards in 3 straight years.

  • Tied for the NCAA record with a career mark of 8.2 yards per carry.
Pacific 1991, #656




I loved me those SWC Cougars! I had high hopes for Chuck’s career in the NFL. I think both the Eagles and the Bucs saw him more as a fullback though. He was a gifted receiver too, but looked like a downhill bowling ball rolling down the field. Sometimes you get this feeling that if you just reach out to some of these guys, they will respond to your personal connection, and with this one I was quite happy that he did.