Card: Ultimate World League 1992 Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o Home Sent: 10/21 Received: 11/8 (18 days)
While working on an art degree, Saute Sapolu decided to pick up football at Arizona State. The Samoan was a formidable defensive lineman, recording 90 solo tackles (142 total) during his 4 years at the school, including a Senior campaign where he had 61 tackles and 4 sacks.
Saute saw time briefly with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1989 as a free agent signee. He joined the WLAF for the 1991 season and had 2 sacks and 22 total tackles for the Sacramento Surge.
After a little bit of effort I was able to locate Saute in Hawaii where he signed this card in a little over 15 days. He currently manages an art studio (FALE O LE FEE).
Terry O’Shea played Tight End in college at California- of Pennsylvania. A team captain for the Vulcans football team, O’Shea was a three-time, first-team all-PSAC selection, and in 1988 he was a Harlon Hill regional finalist. He finished his college days with 123 catches for 1,429 yards and six touchdowns.
Terry was a nice free agent find by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1989. He caught 2 passes for 16 yards over his NFL career, but was cut in 1991 during training camp. He’d be later selected by the Barcelona Dragons of the WLAF and play for the team during their 1992 season. Unfortunately he suffered a bad back injury that essentially ended his playing career. Terry was inducted into the California Vulcans Hall of Fame in 1996.
He currently resides in Pennsylvania, signed this card for me and wrote a nice note saying that, “I must have really had a good childhood.”
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”.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.