Card: Ultimate WLAF 1992 Acquired: TTM 2017, C/o Work Sent: 8/8/17 Received: 5/31/19 (661 days) See Also: JR Holland
Overall it’s a great shot of Holland, but unfortunately, somebody was running into the foreground of the shot, so they couldn’t have a giant hand right next to JR. Ugh. Once you see it, it is all you look at.
I was able to cross reference all the information I had on John to track him down eventually through Facebook, and came to find out he runs a gym in California, where I sent my request to.
I waited 661 days for a 1 of 2- as JR signed just his Ultimate WLAF card, but not his Wild Card, but I will take what I can get, as it took some super sleuthing to track him down. John Holland was kind enough to sign this card and inscribe it with ‘Birmingham Bad Boys”.
Card: Ultimate World League 1992 Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o Home Sent: 11/18 Received: 11/25 (7 days)
A 4 year starter up front blocking for the Michigan Wolverines, Mike Husar, was named to the All Big 10 team and was an Honorable Mention All-American in his Senior campaign. He was not selected in the 1990 NFL Draft, however he was in camp with the Eagles that year.
Mike was selected by the New York-New Jersey Knights of the World League of American Football during their 1991 draft with their 5th offensive line pick. He’d play with the team through the 1991 season, and join the Bears in training camp that year but not make the squad. Mike returned to the Knights and played for the 1992 squad.
This card is an error card because as it was printed in 1992, Mike had already played for the Knights for a season so he was not a rookie. As this card was never corrected and has little demand on the market, its base value has not been affected.
Mike signed this card in a short 7 days. He lives in Michigan.
Cards: Ultimate World League 1992, Jogo 1994, Jogo 1995 Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o Home Sent: 8/29 Received: 10/8 (40 days)
A three year starter at the University of Akron at tackle, John Buddenberg clocked in at 6’5″, 279. He’d be selected in the 10th round of the 1989 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns and then later spent time on the rosters of the Minnesota Vikings (1989) and Pittsburgh Steelers (1990). During his time in the NFL, Buddenberg was shifted inside to play guard.
In 1991 John was selected by the Sacramento Surge of the World League of American Football. A stalwart member of the Surge’s offensive line front, he played in all 20 regular season games for the franchise over the lifetime of the World League (1991-1992), earning first-team All-World League in ’92. For both years he’d return to the NFL and was on the practice squad of the Atlanta Falcons.
After the World League reorganized following the 1992 season- the Sacramento Surge jumped to the CFL and became the Goldminers. John joined the franchise and played both guard and tackle for Sacramento in 1994, and (for the franchise when it moved to San Antonio and became) the Texans in 1995.
John currently lives in Ohio. He responded with a nice note and two extra autographed cards (the Jogo ones) thanking me for being a fan of the World League.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.