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Ritcher, Jim

CARDS: Pro Set 1992, Topps Stadium Club 1992, Fleer 1990, Fleer Ultra 1993
ACQUIRED: Akron Acquisition, 2013, TTM 2023, C/o Home
SENT: 1/7 RECEIVED: 1/30 (23 days)


  • Jim Ritcher played college ball at NC State where he blocked up front at guard from 1976-’79.
  • First round pick of the Buffalo Bills in 1980.
  • Bills liked his versatility and utilized Ritcher at Guard and Center.
  • Played for the high powered K-Gun offense through all their Super Bowl appearances.
  • Played final two seasons in 1994 and ’95 with the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Appeared in 218 games, starting 167,
  • Recently retired from being a commercial airline pilot.


  • Outland Trophy 1979
  • Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame
  • NC State Wolfpack Jersey Retired (51)
  • Pro Bowl 1991-’92
  • All Pro 1991
  • College Football Hall of Fame


Ritcher was a solid lineman for the Bills who will probably not get the due he’s deserved in being considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Marve, Eugene (1960-2021)

Action Packed 1990, #266

CARD: Action Packed 1990
ACQUIRED: Ebay, 2022


  • Eugene Marve played LB for the Saginaw Valley State football team from 1978-81, and is credited for really helping to put the school on the map.
  • In 1981, he tallied a school record 124 tackles and 9 sacks.
  • Marve closed out his time with the Cardinals with 299 total tackles and 18 career sacks.
  • Originally a 3rd round pick of the Buffalo Bills, Marve quickly came into his own, posting 63 total tackles and 2 forced fumbles in 1982.
  • Eugene was a fixture in the Buffalo defense through the 1986 season starting 74 of 76 contests.
  • He’d also lead the team in tackles 3 times, and finish second twice.
  • During a game against the Patriots in 1983, Eugene had an amazing single game 23 tackles.
  • In 1988, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in exchange for an 8th round pick.
  • A rare steal for the Bucs, Marve dropped 121 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, and a pick that year.
  • In fact he led the team in tackles, going over 100 tackles every time.
  • At the end of the 1991 season, Marve had 1126 total tackles.
  • He’d join the Chargers for a final campaign in 1992, retiring after the season.


  • Saginaw Valley State Hall of Fame 2010
  • Greater Flint Area Hall of Fame
  • NFL All-Rookie Team 1982


Eugene was a pretty good signer TTM, up until his passing. He was always one of those ones with great cards I was always just about to send out to, but never did. I got lucky and picked this autograph up with a small batch of other Action Packed Bucs cards I had wanted.


5/26/21- Eugene passed away at the age of 60, after entering the hospital for an undisclosed medical issue. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


Brazley, Carl

All World CFL 1991, #85

CARD: All World CFL 1991
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 7/8/21 RECEIVED: 9/18/23 (802 days)


  • After playing defensive back at Western Kentucky, Carl Brazley would go unselected in the 1980 NFL Draft.
  • He joined the CFL where he went on to have a banner career, playing 13 seasons in the league.
  • Brazley was a free agent signee by the Montreal Alouettes in 1980, seeing action in 4 contests.
  • He’d be claimed off of waivers partway through the ’81 season by the Ottawa Rough Riders.
  • Saw measured growth in 1982, recording 4 picks and a fumble recovery.
  • After a cup of coffee with the Bills in ’83, returned to the CFL, joining the Toronto Argonauts.
  • From 1983-’92 established himself as a lethal defender in the secondary.
  • Recorded 20 picks over 3 seasons (’84-’86).
  • Played briefly for the Chargers in ’87 as a replacement player before returning again to the CFL.
  • Also was used on special teams as a returnman.
  • Had a 108 yard return of a missed field goal in 1990.


  • CFL All-Star (1982-’86)
  • 1983 Grey Cup MVP (Defense)


Had sorta given up on this one that was a shot in the dark, but was pleasantly surprised to see this one bounce back to me in a bit over 800 days.