Category Archives: Super Bowl MVP

Jackson, Dexter (S)

CARD: Pro Set 1990 Super Bowl MVP HACK
ACQUIRED: TTM 2023, C/o Work
SENT: 9/11 RECEIVED: 10/7 (22 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Dexter Jackson played Safety at Florida State where he finished his college football career with 194 tackles, 7 picks, 16 pass breakups, one fumble recovery, and a whopping 4 blocked field goals.
  • He was selected in the 4th round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Dexter didn’t start in the backfield until his 3rd season with the team.
  • He’d post 4 picks, 8 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles, 2.5 sacks, and 67 combined tackles in 2001.
  • During 2002, Dexter had an additional 3 interceptions, 6 pass deflections, and 71 total tackles.
  • After the season, he’d win the Super Bowl MVP honor, as he posted 2 interceptions in the first half killing Oakland’s momentum.
  • He’d sign as a free agent with the Arizona Cardinals in 2003, recording a career high 6 picks for 122 yards, 14 pass breakups, and 89 total tackles.
  • Jackson rejoined the Bucs in 2004, and played with them through the 2005 campaign.
  • Dexter spent the next 3 seasons in Cincinnati (2006-2008).
  • He decided to play one final season in the upstart UFL with the Florida Tuskers- retiring after the 2009 campaign.
  • He’s worked in sports related industries since retirement, coaching, radio, and recently in non-profit.

ACCOLADES:

  • Super Bowl MVP XXXVII
  • Florida Sports Hall of Fame

NOTES:

I had heard that Jackson wasn’t difficult to get if you could track him down, so I bode my time until the right moment and sent this one out to his work. His card went through a lot of revisions, before I came to this design but in the end I was happy with this result.

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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

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

NOTES:

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.

Dawson, Len (2) (1935-2022)

CARDS: Topps 1970, Upper Deck Legends 1997
ACQUIRED: TTM 2020, C/o Home
SENT: 4/24 RECEIVED: 5/2 (8 DAYS)
FAILURE: TTM 2010, C/o Home

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

See Also: Len Dawson

NOTES:

After I got Len’s autograph back in 2016, a lot of rumors started up that perhaps he was being ghost signed. I did pay a small fee for his autograph and got these back quite quickly. The biggest hang up that the TTM community had over his autograph was the fluidity of it, and how the ‘L’ and the ‘D’ were just too… loopy, almost feminine, and that they changed styles.

I could see their concerns, but regardless felt confident enough to get Len on these two set needs. My reasoning is that as people do get older their autographs do change, and that I’d seen a lot of these ‘loopy’ autographs be passed off as certified and also as authentic. I, myself was very happy to not only get these two back in a very short period of time, but also that he inscribed them with his HOF year.

EPITAPH:

8/24/22- Len Dawson was moved to hospice in the last few days, where he passed away at the age of 87.