Skybox Primetime, #285
CARDS: Classic 1992, Skybox Primetime 1992
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Alabama State SENT: 4/11 RECEIVED: 5/31 (50 days)
Classic 1992, #92
I had gotten Eddie way, way back as a kid through the Houston Oilers, and I also believe at training camp one year. There was still 2-3 cards I still wanted to get signed by him, and I stocked a few years prior thinking I could add him during the Houston Oilers 1993 25th Anniversary party, but I am not sure if he was there.
Eddie has two cases of mistaken identity working against him. One, people think that he’s related to former Grambling HC Eddie Robinson Sr. – He is not. And two, where Eddie went to college and recently got hired as HC is at Alabama State University- not Alabama. Although the Skybox was not my favorite card, his Oilers uniform looks beautiful on the gray canvas. It seemed to make sense to add this one to the collection alongside his Classic 92.
Leaf Rookies & Stars 2005, #92
Leaf Rookies & Stars 2006, #98
CARDS: Leaf Rookies & Stars 2005 (Purple 206/250), Leaf Rookies & Stars 2006 (Red 070/249)
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home SENT: 8/5/22 RECEIVED: 9/7/22 (33 days)
Played QB at UCLA from 1997-99, converting to WR in his Senior campaign of 2000.
Statistically didn’t have much to show, catching 8 passes for 167 yards, while throwing for 788 yards and 7 TDs on 57 of 104 throws, over college career.
Signed as a free agent by the Tennessee Titans in 2001 and impressed enough to make squad, catching 24 passes for 329 yards and a TD in rookie season.
Started first 16 game slate in 2004, catching 80 passes for 1247 yards and 11 TDs.
Spent an additional two seasons in Tennessee posting sub 700 yard seasons.
Joined the St. Louis Rams in 2007, logging 34 catches for 379 yards and 3 TDs over the season and the following year.
Signed with the Ravens in 2009, but did not make the squad- retiring due to a lingering knee injury.
Since retirement has dabbled in broadcasting and commentary, moonlighting as an NFL analyst.
I really liked Leaf’s trading card design at this time- especially how the color hits these parallels. It absorbs the ink well and looks good on most colors- well- besides black.
REC YDS AVG TD LG 307 4412 14.4 28 55
Topps XFL 2020, AU-DM
CARD: Topps XFL 2020 Certified
ACQUIRED: 2020, Box Breaker
Defensive End that played from 2011-14 for Louisville.
Racked up 81 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 9 sacks, 3 pass deflections and 1 forced fumble over 4 years.
Drafted in the 6th round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans.
Saw action in 4 contests, posting an interception and a pass deflection.
Waived in 2016, spent the year on and off the active roster of the Indianapolis Colts.
Waived off of IR in 2017 and later released, but later signed with the Broncos, recording 7 combined tackles.
Spent 2018 on IR after suffering season ending injury during OTAs- then waived.
Selected by the Tampa Bay Vipers of the XFL 2020.
Started 2 games for the Vipers, recording 6 total tackles.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.