Cards: Pro Set 1990 DRoY, Pro Set 1990 Interception Leader, Action Packed Rookies 1990
Acquired: 2019, Paid Signing
- Played safety at USC from 1987-1989.
- First player in USC history to win the Jim Thorpe award after a banner year in 1989 with 107 total tackles, 3 fumble recoveries, and 7 picks for 58 yards.
- Selected in the first round, 6th overall, by the Chicago Bears in the 1990 NFL Draft to play free safety.
- Recorded Bears rookie record 10 interceptions.
- Played 7 seasons with Bears from making 20 interceptions for 197 yards and a TD along with 10 FF, and 587 TT.
- Spent 1997-1999 with division rival Detroit, playing in 44 games and adding another 11 picks and 5 FF.
- Last season in 2000 was with the Redskins.
- 1990 Defensive Rookie of the Year
- 100 Greatest Bears of All-Time
- Jim Thorpe Award (1989)
- Pro Bowl (1990, 1991, 1993)
- All Pro 1990
- Second Team All Pro 1991
This signing was quite affordable- I believe coming in at $10.00 a card, so I threw 3 out there. He’s nearly impossible to get by mail so I was very happy to get him on my Action Packed Rookies as it is a set need. It is a disappointing card, as it is his back… looks like in a huddle, and his face and hands are completely obscured.
Pro Set though- great cards. In fact he shares a Pro Set 1990 #800 with Emmitt Smith that was part of the Update set you mailed out for, as well as card #1 in Pro Set 1991. If another signing comes around this cheap, I will try again, even though his autograph is quite pedestrian.
Mark Carrier makes his debut in Tecmo Super Bowl and is a monster on defense for the Bears secondary clocking in as the 5th rated defensive back with the highest interception ability.