White, Randy ‘The Manster’

Upper Deck Legends 1997 Certified, #AU-69

CARD: Upper Deck Legends 1997 Certified
ACQUIRED: EBay, 2021


  • Randy White played for Maryland from 1972-74.
  • He converted from FB to DE in 1973.
  • Second pick overall by the Dallas Cowboys in 1975.
  • Cowboys slotted him behind Lee Roy Jordan at LB.
  • In 1977, was moved to RDT and the rest was history as he had a breakout campaign posting 12 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries.
  • Had best season as a pro the following year, with 16 sacks in ’78.
  • Ageless wonder posted 3 back to back to back 3+ sack seasons from 1983-85.
  • Injuries began to ravage White, eventually leading to his retirement after the 1988 season.


  • Lombardi Award 1974
  • Outland Trophy 1974
  • Pro Bowl 1977-1985
  • All-Pro 1978-’79, 1981-’85
  • Super Bowl XII Co-MVP w/ Harvey Martin
  • NFL All-1980s Team
  • NFL 100th Anniversary Team
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame 1994
  • All-Rookie Team 1975
  • Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor


Randy did some signings around Dallas in the early 20-teens but I missed out on them because they were on such short notice. I got really close a few times to going, but couldn’t bring myself up to calling in sick to go. His cards were grossly overpriced at the beginning of the pandemic even before the prices started shooting up. I knew all I had to do was wait, and I got this one at a bargain for under 10 bucks when the smoke cleared.

Randy was one of the last of the old guard from Tom Landry‘s days. He retired due to injury shortly after Tom was ingloriously fired by new owner Jerry Jones, and Jimmy Johnson was hired.

Randy makes an appearance on the ‘Dallas Wings’ franchise (Tecmo Bowl) on the NES.