Category Archives: AFL

Moses, Haven

Upper Deck Legends 1997, #AU-148

CARDS: Upper Deck Legends 1997
ACQUIRED: EBay, 2020


  • Haven Moses played WR for Los Angeles Harbor Community College from 1964-65.
  • Joined San Diego State under offensive guru Don Coryell, playing there in 1966-67.
  • 9th overall pick of the 1968 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills.
  • A dangerous deep bomb threat, Haven amazingly never failed to average below 15.8 yards per catch in any of his 14 seasons.
  • A feat that’s even more amazing considering he played during the entire Dead Ball era of the 70s.
  • In 1969, caught 39 passes for 752 yards, and 5 TDs.
  • Traded during the 1972 season to the Denver Broncos.
  • Caught 28 passes for 518 yards and 8 TDs in 1973.
  • In 1979 had a career high 943 yards (54 catches), and 6 TDs.
  • Retired after the 1981 season.


  • Denver Broncos Ring of Fame
  • AFL All-Star 1969
  • Pro Bowl 1973
  • College Number 25 Retired- San Diego State
  • Colorado Sports Hall of Fame


Haven Moses doesn’t get the acclaim he deserves as the Broncos only appeared in one Super Bowl in the 70s- And his stats are muted because he played during the Dead Ball era. He’s another player that should garner more Hall of Fame consideration, considering his insane yards per catch, but is buried beneath a growing roster of players from more pass happy eras.


Staubach, Roger (2)

Action Packed Whizzer White Award 1991, #13

CARD: Action Packed Whizzer White Award 1991
ACQUIRED: TTM 2020, C/o Home*
SENT: 6/17 RECEIVED: 7/23 (36 days)
*Fee Enclosed



I got Roger many, many years ago in person at Cowboys training camp, but over the last few years there was a few cards I added to my collection from sets I really wanted to get signed. Staubach was kind enough to sign 1 of 2, but also sent a note back saying not to write to him again.

Staubach was also one of these players whose fee and signing habits changed wildly over the last 20 years. There was also a rumor that he had a ghost signer. While I couldn’t verify whether or not that was true, this autograph is certainly different than the one I got in person back in the 90s.

Joiner, Charlie (2)

Crown Royale 2010, #4
Upper Deck 1997 Marquee Matchup, #MM11

CARDS: Upper Deck Legends 1997, Crown Royale 2010
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 4/11 RECEIVED: 4/21 (10 days)



Chased the Upper Deck Legends Marquee Matchup 1997 cards while I could. It’s a great subset, but since- to me- it requires both players to be alive and reasonably obtainable, it’s a bit hard to complete out. This one was a potshot as Steve Largent started signing again, so I was able to get him first and then reload and get Charlie with this Crown Royale card. I like the CR card because the bottom half of the canvas feels like it was deliberately left blank, so an autograph only feels natural there.