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Sauter, Cory

2000 Bowman Chrome, #143

Cards: Topps 2000, Bowman 2000
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o home
Sent: 8/5 Received: 8/23 (21 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Cory Sauter played quarterback from 1994-1997 for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

  • Took over starting duties in 1995, throwing for 2600 yards, completing out 60.4% of his passes, and 18 TDs.

  • 4 year totals at the school included 6834 total yards, 40 TDs, and a 57% completion average.

  • Signed with the Arizona Cardinals in 1998, and then joined the Lions in 1999.

  • In 2000, Cory played in the NFLE with the Barcelona Dragons.

  • A  traditional drop back passer, he connected on 62.6% of his targets for 6 TDs for the Dragons, but was sacked 18 times on 181 drop backs. 

  • He then spent 2001 to 2003 in between the Colts and Bears, seeing his only statistically captured action in 2002 with the Bears.

  • Since 2006, Cory has been in the coaching ranks in both college (Minnesota and SW Minnesota State), and in Europa with the Hamburg Sea Devils and Berlin Thunder.
Topps 2000, #351

NFLE

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NFL

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NOTES:

A bit of an underwhelming autograph but I’ll take it!

Brock, Stan

Action Packed All-Madden Team 1990, #51

CARDS: ProSet 1989, Fleer 1990, Action Packed All Madden Team 1990
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 11/29 RECEIVED: 12/10 (11 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Comes from football blood lines as older brother, Pete, played center for New England, Willie was selected by the Chiefs, and Ray played at LSU.
  • First team All Big 8 tackle and team captain while playing at Colorado as Senior.
  • Saints first round pick in 1980. (#12 overall.)
  • Started 67 contests straight out of his rookie season before a knee injury in Week 14 of 1984 ended that streak.
  • Returned to form and started all games until Week 7 of 1988 with another knee injury landing on IR.
  • Rebounded from injury and was named to the All-Madden Team.
  • Started 64 more straight games for the Saints, and cemented himself as the franchise’s leader in games played and started. (186/182)
  • Joined the San Diego Chargers in 1993, seeing action in 48 more contests- starting 41, retiring after the 1995 season.
  • Upper echelon, equally skilled, run and pass blocker, who never seemed to get his due.
  • Went into coaching in 1997, working with the Portland Forest Dragons (1997-99) and LA Avengers (2000-01) of the Arena Football League.
  • Coached offensive line at Army from 2004-06.
  • Named head coach in 2007, compiling a 6-18 record.
  • Has also worked as a sports anchor for local TV affiliates in OR.

NOTES:

Stan has some great cards, and was represented on most of the major brands. I remember specifically pulling the Action Packed All Madden card from 7-11 after school one day and being blown away by its strong composition.

Ragans, Bill

Ultimate World League 1992, #36

CARD: Ultimate World League 1992 Galaxy Team Card
ACQUIRED: TTM 2019, C/o Home
SENT: 10/7/19 RECEIVED: 7/12/21 (644 DAYS)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played for FSU at Strong Safety from 1987-90.
  • Compiled 166 total tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 6 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 12 pass breakups and 1 pick.
  • A dangerous special teamer, returned a punt 32 yards for TD in 87 scoring a TD against Mississippi State.
  • Blocked 3 kicks in 1990.
  • Went unselected in 1991 NFL Draft but signed with the Seahawks.
  • Injured knee and rehabbed it while coaching HS football.
  • Played in 1992 for the World League’s Frankfurt Galaxy, recording 1 sack before reinjuring knee.
  • Opted to retire and follow his passion into coaching and has had stops across the high school and college ranks.

NOTES:

I have to get creative on some of these Ultimate cards since they do not have the player name on them. I realized that since the player’s numbers were at my fingertips, I could probably locate the actual player on the card. With a 2 on the right pad and a 9 on the left- I was able to trace down 29 as Bill Ragans. From there it was a simple internet search to locate the best fit for the name.

Bill responded in a bit under 2 years. He apologized for the wait as this one had gotten lost on his desk. He asked me to send a few more for his collection, to which I was happy to fulfil for him.

WLAF

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