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Adams, Theo

Pro Set WLAF 1991, #69

CARD: Pro Set WLAF 1991
ACQUIRED: 2021, Gift
FAILURE: TTM 2015 & 2018, C/o Home

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Converted from tight end to offensive tackle while playing for the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.
  • Saw playing time significantly increase during Senior campaign playing both ways at both OT and DE in ’88.
  • Joined the LA Rams in 1990, but was released before the season.
  • Second round selection of the London Monarchs of the WLAF in the 1991 positional draft.
  • Solid pass blocker, who helped Monarchs grade out as the best offensive line in the league.
  • After completing second tour in WLAF, joined Seattle Seahawks for the 1992 campaign, suiting up for 10 games.
  • In 1993, played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Returned to World League in 1996, playing another season with the Frankfurt Galaxy.
  • Closed out career with the San Jose Sabrecats of the Arena League, playing both OL/DL in 1996 and 1997.

ACCOLADES:

  • 2nd Team All-World League 1991

NOTES:

I couldn’t understand why Theo Adams failed to respond to me on the two separate occasions I sent out to him in 2015 and 2018, but one of my friend who collects WLAF autographs, Corey, came through with extra autographs of this card, and kindly packaged this up and sent it to me. Unfortunately he’s dropped off of social media. I hope he’s doing well.

Orndoff, Scott

Card: Topps AAF 2019
Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o Home
Sent: 5/28 Received: 7/26 (59 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Big, (6-5, 255) sure handed tight end played for the University of Pittsburgh from 2013-2016.
  • Best year came in 2016, when Scott had 35 catches for 579 yards and 5 TDs.
  • Despite solid performance at East-West Shrine game, was not selected in the 2017 NFL Draft.
  • Saw off-season action on the rosters of the Steelers and Lions in 2017.
  • Joined the practice squad of the Bengals later that year.
  • In 2018, signed with the Jaguars, but didn’t make the final roster.
  • Later that year Scott signed with the Orlando Apollos of the AAF.
  • Had 7 catches for 130 yards and a TD for the Apollos during their abbreviated 2019 season.
  • Best game came against the Birmingham Iron when he caught 3 passes for 61 yards and a TD.
  • Waived during Tampa Bay’s final cuts of 2019, he later signed with the Eagles, but was cut at the end of the year.

NOTES:

Great autograph here from Scott. I think that my buddy Mark from Mark’s Signing Bonus floated this address along to me. I think that Scott could’ve really had a career in Spring ball if he had just kept chugging with the XFL and USFL.

Grimes, Randy ‘Bubba’

Pro Set 1989, #410

CARDS: Pro Set 1989, Score 1989, Fleer 1990
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 2/7 RECEIVED: 3/18 (39 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Bulked up 60 pounds, moving from defensive end to center and became starter for last two years at Baylor.
  • Second Round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1983.
  • Saw action at Center and Guard, starting 13 games over first two seasons.
  • In 1985, replaced retiring Steve Wilson at center.
  • Started 78 straight games before sitting out ’90 season opener due to injury.
  • Started 104 games, retiring after the 1992 season.

ACCOLADES:

  • Pro Bowl Alternate 1988

NOTES:

Some great cards of Randy here as I knock out mainly some set needs.

Randy got addicted to opioid painkillers while in the NFL, but with the help of friends and family he went to treatment and got the help he needed. Randy founded a recovery operation after that titled ‘Athletes in Recovery’, and also participates in public speaking.