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Young, Lonnie

Gameday 1992, #318

CARDS: Gameday 1992, Action Packed 1991, Pro Set 1991
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 1/3 RECEIVED: 1/27 (24 days)


  • Lonnie Young played DB for Michigan State from 1982-84.
  • Recorded 6 interceptions for 10 yards over college career.
  • 12th round pick of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1985.
  • A savvy selection by a much beleaguered franchise, Young stepped into the starting lineup at FS and had 3 interceptions, 80 total tackles, 6 pass deflections, and a fumble recovery.
  • Had a solid ’90 campaign recording 111 total tackles.
  • Traded to the New York Jets in 1991.
  • Started 26 games over 3 seasons, recording 3 interceptions for 21 yards and 236 tackles.
  • Played the 1994 season with the San Diego Chargers, appearing in their lone Super Bowl appearance.
  • Returned to the Jets in 1995, retiring after the ’96 season.


Lonnie appears in Tecmo Super Bowl with the Arizona Cardinals, however oddly he has outlandish stats and abilities, making him one of the most complete defensive backs in the game.

I’ve never had a player sign an autograph with a smiley face- but there’s always a first!


Carrier, Mark (DB)

ProSet 1991, #1

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.


Sikahema, Vai

pset89 sikahemaCards: ProSet 1989, ProSet 1990, Action Packed 1990
Acquired:  Paid Signing, 2015

Vai Sikahema does not sign through the mail. Although his jobs in public service arenas and the media would lead one to believe so, he boasts a 0% success rate through many websites. Many of his cards, especially when the big football card explosion of the late 80’s appeared, were very slick action shots. I had him on a shortlist for quite sometime, but due to his inaccessibility, I went ahead and did a paid signing for Sikahema.

pset90 sikahemaVai Sikahema was part of the early 80s pipeline of Tonga football players. In fact he was the first Tongan drafted to the NFL, taken in the 10th round by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1986.   He played his college ball at BYU. There he was an electrifying kick returner, setting the college punt return record with 153 career returns.

Sikahema played at a time when the league afforded the additional luxury of roster spots for dedicated return men, thus he rarely saw the field beyond kick and punt returning.  In his first two years in the NFL, he was named to the Pro Bowl, and in 1987 was named All-Pro. He led the league in yards both seasons cracking the 500 yard barrier in both seasons, and in TDs in 1986 (2), and returns in 1987 (44). Over his 8 seasons in the NFL, Sikahema never failed to return less than 26 punts a season.

ap90 sikahemaAfter 5 seasons playing for the Cardinals, Sikahema signed with Green Bay via Plan B.  He played one season for the franchise before he joined the Philadelphia Eagles, enjoying a brief renaissance to his career. During the 1992 season,  Vai became a part of history when he blew past the New York Giants punt coverage crew. He’d score a TD and then infamously box the Giants’ padded goal post, and make highlight films everywhere for years to come.  Sikahema retired after the 1993 season deciding to shift gears in his life towards sports journalism.

At the time of his retirement, Vai was less than 150 yards from the NFL career punt return yardage record held by White Shoes Johnson, and held the career record for most punt returns in a career.  He is also immortalized in Tecmo Super Bowl where he makes a great jack of all trades back.

NFL G/Gs 118/1    Rush 59     Yds 217    Avg 3.7    Td 0     Lg 27
Rec  53     Yds 537     Avg  10.7      Td 1      Lg 37
Kr  235     Yds 4933      Avg 21.0    Td 0    Lg 52
Pr 292      Yds 3169    Avg 10.9      Td  4     Lg 87t