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Kennedy, Lincoln

CARDS: Classic 1993, Skybox Premium 1993
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 3/14 RECEIVED: 4/2 (22 days)


  • Big (6’6″, 357), man-mountain Lincoln Kennedy was an outstanding lineman for the Washington Huskies from 1988-92.
  • First team All-American in his senior campaign, earning player of the game honors 7 times that year.
  • Started originally as a defensive lineman, but was quickly moved to OL after redshirt freshman season, deployed effectively at both G and T.
  • First round pick (9th overall) of the Atlanta Falcons in 1993.
  • Had a rough transition to the NFL and by ’95 was traded to the Raiders for a 5th Round pick.
  • Moved to right tackle and solidified himself as an upper echelon player, playing for the Raiders for the next 7 seasons.
  • Joined the NFL Network in 2004 on NFL Total Access.
  • Toyed around with a comeback in 2005 with the Dallas Cowboys, but failed his physical.
  • Played in the Arena Football League for the Tampa Bay Storm from 2007-’08 and 2010.
  • Currently is in radio, working for Fox Sports.


  • Pro Bowl 2000-02
  • All-Pro 2002
  • College Football HoF 2015


Kennedy was a great player who quietly flew under the radar until his retirement for me. I love his love for the sport, and how after he retired he decided to come back, so much so he opted to play in the Arena League to keep it sated.

Proctor, Basil

CARD: Wild Card World League 1992
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 2/1 RECEIVED: 4/18 (76 days)
FAILURE: TTM 2019, C/o Home


  • Played college ball initially at Miami (FL) before joining West Virigina.
  • 7th round pick of the New York Jets in 1990 but didn’t make the squad.
  • Played in the CFL for the Saskatchewan Roughriders during 1991 recording 5 sacks.
  • Later was drafted by the Sacramento Surge of the World League and joined them for the 1992 season.
  • A hybrid linebacker/safety, Proctor was right at home playing in the role, where he helped the Surge win World Bowl II.
  • Played in 1993 for the Sacramento Gold Miners.
  • Signed with the San Diego Chargers in 1995, before heading over to the Arena Football League in 1996.
  • Played 9 seasons of Arena ball at LB/RB, starting with Connecticut and Florida in 1996.
  • Then one year stops with New Jersey, Grand Rapids, Iowa, and New York through 2001.
  • Spent final 3 years of football career (2002-2004) playing for the Tampa Bay Storm.
  • Has been a lightning rod of controversy, thanks to legal issues.


Well there’s a first for everything. I struggled to find Basil even going so far as to looking for him through an offender database. I received the card back damaged and signed on the back, so I’ll take what I can get especially after throwing up a hail mary at the address I found.







Walker, Wayne ‘Bug’ (2)

Wild Card World League 1992, #28

CARD: Wild Card World League 1992
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 2/1 RECEIVED: 4/13 (71 days)
FAILURE: TTM C/o Home, 2010, 2017, 2018



Well as you see here, 4th time’s the charm with Wayne. I knew I had a pretty decent lead on him. Meiselman pegged him down in Waco, but he moved and then I tracked him down on Facebook with no response. There I discovered he was doing work for the city. I then hit up two more addresses, and one of them it just sat in his mailbox until it was returned. The third time it took 2 months to be returned as a bad address. Staying persistent is the key, and finally I was able to get Bug on this last card of his after using a white pages crawler.

So many years have passed. As I drive back on the highway from San Antonio, it is without fail I pass through San Marcos, where the Riders played in 1992. Despite all the growth, all the construction, all the change, the memories still remain.

My dad would take me to and from those games. And after each game, we’d stop at a little convenience store (Ballard’s) just a bit out of the way going north back to town.

We’d stop in late in the evening after the game, walk in and I’d grab an ice cream sandwich and a drink to tide me over. When I’d get back to the car, I’d get in- and regardless of how dark it was- I’d take the time to thumb through my booty one more time, thinking about those autographs, the game, and the players I met.