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Newsome, Ozzie (3) ‘The Wizard’

Proset 1989, #451

CARDS: Proset 1989, Action Packed 1991, Action Packed Whizzer White Award 1991
ACQUIRED: TTM 2023, C/o The Baltimore Ravens
SENT: 3/25 RECEIVED: 4/25 (31 days)



Ozzie just keeps signing after all these years, and after getting him back in 2019, I thought I was done. Then I got hooked on all the set needs and realized all the cards I hadn’t gotten The Wiz on. I figured I might as well get the rest out there I could, biting my nails on the Whizzer White cards which while rare are still fairly common on the secondary market- just jacked up in price by opportunists. Although it took a bit longer than usual, the autographs were as advertised, knocking out these very final photographic cards.

Henderson, Jerome (2)

Pro Set 1991, #770

CARDS: Classic 1991, Star Pics 1991, Pro Set 1991
ACQUIRED: TTM 2023, C/o Work
SENT: 4/25 RECEIVED: 5/8 (13 days)



I had never even seen the Pro Set 1991 of Jerome Henderson before, so I was really eager to order it and ship it out to him for an autograph for some reason. It made it easier since the Star Pics card was a set need. When Classic and Star Pics arrived on the scene in ’91 as exclusively college products, we initially laughed at them. The competing designs were busy in the margins, with the Star Pics going with the footballs, and Classic laughably going with the leopard print. Still- they all are great looking photos, and Jerome was kind enough to add his autograph to all 3 of them for me.

Washington, Ted ‘Big Ted’

Action Packed Rookies 1991, #24

CARD: Action Packed Rookies 1991
ACQUIRED: EBay, 2023


  • Big Ted Washington played defensive line for Louisville finishing with 297 total tackles, 27 sacks, 1 FF, and 1 INT.
  • He’d be selected at the bottom of round one by the San Fransisco 49ers in 1991.
  • Washington made his time primarily at NT, before hopping over to DT in ’93.
  • He’d be traded to the Broncos in 1994, where Ted showed glimpses of what he could do- just from the NT position.
  • It’d be in ’95 Ted transitioned to Buffalo, where he established himself as one of the most dominant NT of the 90s.
  • He’d play 6 seasons there for the Bills, posting 378 total tackles, and 19.5 sacks.
  • Big Ted hopped over to the Bears in 2001- anchoring their line through the 2002 season at DT, thus beginning Ted’s hired gun phase of his career.
  • Ted from here played a season with New England in 2003, Oakland in ’04-’05, closing out his career in ’06-’07 as a member of the Browns.


  • Pro Bowl 1997-’98, 2000- ’01
  • All-Pro 2001


Big Ted doesn’t really sign through the mail so I decided to pick up this set need via EBay. I was comfortable picking up this autograph since it was from a collector located in Buffalo.