Card: Wild Card World League 1992 Acquired: TTM 2020, C/o Home Sent: 5/9 Received: 5/16 (7 days)
Eric Lindstrom played for Boston College where he was a starter for 3 years. He was listed as a defensive end, but clocking in at 6’3″, 230, he was probably an outside linebacker/ tweener, who played a fair amount of time with his hand in the dirt. Eric finished with 4 interceptions for 59 yards, and competed in two bowl games during his college career. He joined the WLAF in 1991, and went to play ball for his college coach Jack Bicknell, and the Barcelona Dragons.
In 1991, Eric had 4 sacks, 26 tackles, and a pick for the stingy Dragons defense at outside linebacker. He returned to the WLAF in 1992, and led the team with 7 sacks as the Dragons won the European Division. Afterwards he signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL. Lindstrom made 2 tackles, and an interception for 86 yards that he took for a TD during his brief time in the league. After a brief hiatus, (while the World League was reorganizing) Eric returned to play for the league one more time in 1995 adding a final sack to his resume.
After tracking down Eric, he signed his Wild Card in about a week, and wrote me a nice note thanking me for being such a big fan.
Card: Wild Card World League 1992 Acquired: TTM 2020, C/o Home Sent: 5/4 Received: 5/15 (11 days)
Carl Bax played college ball at Missouri from 1985-1988. The 6’4″, 290 lb guard blocked up front for runningbacks Tommie Stowers and Robert Delpino. Carl was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1989 during the 8th round. He played two seasons for the franchise.
Carl is the founder of Premiere Orthopedic and lives in Tampa, Florida. Carl was a pretty easy find for me, thanks to his unique name, and he signed his Wild Card for me in a short amount of time, writing best wishes to me on the card.
Card: Wild Card World League 1992, Memorabilia Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o Home Sent: 8/29 Received: 9/18 (19 days)
Philip Doyle was the starting kicker for the Alabama Crimson Tide from 1987 to 1990 and set numerous records at the school. In his final year at Alabama, he went 24 of 29 on field goals, and 78 of 105 over his career. Doyle was not selected in the 1990 draft, but signed as a free agent with the New York Giants. He’d later be waived before the regular season.
Philip joined the Birmingham Fire of the World League in 1992. As the Fire struggled with getting in the endzone, Doyle provided the team consistency in the kicking game. He’d end up leading all World League scorers with 64 points. Doyle was directly responsible for kicking field field goals that secured the tie against London, and the game winning kick that ultimately sent the Fire to the playoffs (over the Ohio Glory).
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.