Tag Archives: Washington Redskins

Woods, Tony

Gameday 1992, #154

Cards: ProSet 1989, Score Supplemental 1989, GameDay 1992
Acquired: TTM 2022, C/o Home
Sent: 1/2 Received: 1/28 (26 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played DE at the University of Pitt.
  • Totaled 28 sacks cumulatively between his Junior and Senior seasons.
  • First round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 1987 playing  both DE and OLB.
  • Best season came in 1988- posted 141 combined tackles, 5 sacks, and a fumble recovery.
  • Played OLB through 1989, transitioning back to DE in 1990.
  • Suffered knee injury at end of 1990 season, but still managed to return in time to start 14 contests in 1991.
  • One of final cuts coming out of camp in 1993- later signed with LA Rams, playing there for one season.
  • In 1994, signed with Washington Redskins, playing there through 1996.

NOTES:

I love Tony’s autograph. He really has it down. The width and pressure on the marker is perfect. Great cards that hit a smattering of sets.

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Taylor, Keith (FS)

Pro Set 1990, #525

CARDS: Pro Set 1990, Score 1991, Action Packed 1990
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 10/11 RECEIVED: 10/30 (19 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played college ball for the Fightin’ Illini at Free Safety.
  • Originally a 5th round pick of the New Orleans Saints in 1988, but couldn’t crack roster.
  • Signed by Colts as free agent and developed into a full time starter in 3rd NFL season.
  • Had 22 tackles in 1989, but a monstrous 7 picks for 225 yards and a TD as the team’s nickleback.
  • At the time his 80 yard pick for a TD against Buffalo was a club record.
  • In his first full season as starter in 1990, had 104 tackles and 3 more picks.
  • Rejoined Saints in 1992, playing the next season there, recording another 4 interceptions.
  • Then joined Redskins in 1994 playing for Washington through 1996.

NOTES:

Keith sneakily got into some fine sets for his 1989 contributions. He was kind enough to personalize three for me. I especially like the Action Packed and the Pro Set cards. -Great profile cards. Keith is the brother of 49ers WR John Taylor.

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Peete, Rodney

CARD: Action Packed 1990
ACQUIRED: Trade, 2020

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Finished college career in 1989 as the USC Trojans all-time leading passer completing 630/1081 passes for 8225 yards and 54 TDs.
  • Selected in the 6th round of the 1989 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions.
  • Won the starter job outright in camp, but was injured before the first game.
  • Nevertheless started 8 games that season, winning 3 games, while throwing for 1479 yards and 5 TDs.
  • Early in career, added an extra wrinkle to the Silver Stretch Offense keeping drives alive rushing for 4 TDs in 89, and 6 TDs (363 yards) in 1990.
  • Injuries and constant QB battles punctuated career with the Lions.
  • In 1991, posted career best 6-2 starting record.
  • Played with Lions through 1993, winning only start for Cowboys in 1994.
  • Signed with Philadelphia Eagles in 1995.
  • Thrust into starting lineup for Randall Cunningham, and led team to 9 wins and a playoff berth.
  • Journeyman phase of career arguably began in 1999 after signing for the Washington Redskins for one season.
  • Saw action sparingly, and then joined the Raiders in 2000, also seeing little playing time over two seasons.
  • Signed with Panthers in 2002, experiencing the best season of career, throwing for career highs in attempts (381), completions (223), yards (2630), and TDs (15).
  • Retired after the 2004 season and has done a lot of TV and sports commentary work.

NOTES:

Rodney is not a TTM signer, so when my friend offered to trade me Rodney and Mel Gray for a Jamaal Charles autograph consignment, I jumped at the chance. Hopefully I’ll get another shot at him on a few more set needs in the future.

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