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Lewis, Jermaine (2)

Upper Deck Houston Texans Inaugural Season 2002, #HT-1

CARD: Upper Deck Houston Texans Inaugural Season 2002
ACQUIRED: 2024, Paid Signing


  • Jermaine Lewis played WR at Maryland from 1992-’95.
  • Over his college time with the Terrapins, he amassed 193 receptions for 2932 yards and 21 TDs.
  • Saw a little bit of time in college as a return man with 22 kr for 529 yards, and 24 pr for 288 yards and 2 TDs.
  • Drafted in the 5th round of the 1996 NFL draft by the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Clocking in at 5’7″, 183 Lewis became well known as an electrifying punt return man.
  • In 1997, he had 28 punt returns for 437 yards and 2 TDs.
  • His 15.6 yards per return led the NFL.
  • He also had a total of 2025 All-Purpose Yards.
  • In 1998 he had 32 returns for 405 yards and 2 TDs.
  • He led the NFL in returns in ’99, posting 57 for 452.
  • During 2000 he had 36 returns for 578 yards and 2 TDs.
  • His 16.1 yards per punt return led the NFL.
  • Then he clocked a league leading 42 returns for a league leading 519 yards, and a total of 1,623 All-Purpose Yards in 2001.
  • Left exposed in the 2002 Houston Texans Expansion Draft he was selected with their 6th pick.
  • The Texans also used him primarily as a return man.
  • After a season in H-Town, Jermaine finished his career spending his final two seasons in Jacksonville.
  • He finished his career with 10,170 All-Purpose Yards and 6 punt return TDs.


  • All-Pro 1998
  • Pro Bowl 1998, ’01


I was excited when the Texans selected Jermaine Lewis. The team and myself thought he could be an early electric and dynamic playmaker that Houston could use, but it didn’t work out that way.

See Also: Jermaine Lewis

I knew it. That promoter from 2021 was flat out lying to me.

All I had to do was wait around for an additional year and wow, there’s Jermaine Lewis doing another signing for the same price. Sent the card in. No questions asked. And boom- done.

Again if he’s still around: Don’t do business with IPO Sports Marketing.


Heinicke, Taylor (2)

Panini Prestige 2015, #288

CARDS: Topps XFL 2020, Sage 2015, Panini Prestige 2015
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o The Washington Commanders
SENT: 8/22/22 RECEIVED: 4/1/23 (222 days)
FAILURE: TTM 2020, C/o The Washington Football Club



No clue as to why I didn’t get the cards I sent out in 2020 back from Taylor. He was signing at a really good click and I guess that’s the luck of the draw right? I reloaded and waited until a better time- which appeared in 2022. He became sort of a folk hero for the Commanders over the last few years, but the team opted not to resign him after the ’22 season, so he packed his bags and headed out for Atlanta. I figured these cards were lost as well but eventually they made their way back to me.

Taylor has seen stops with the Texans, Panthers and Washington since his time as a rookie in Minnesota. In 2020 he joined the XFL and was widely expected to be a star in the young league, but got beat to the punch by Jordan Ta’Amu. Despite not seeing almost any playing time in the XFL 20, Taylor is considered one of the more ‘famous’ success stories of that league.

Harris, Christian

CARDS: Panini Prestige 2022, Panini Contenders 2022
ACQUIRED: EBay, 2024


  • Christian Harris played LB for Alabama from 2019-’21.
  • He had 220 total tackles, 10 sacks, 1 pick, 6 pass deflections, and 2 forced fumbles over his time at Tuscaloosa.
  • 3rd round pick of the Houston Texans in 2022.
  • Had a low key good rookie year after coming off IR in late October.
  • Finished with 74 total tackles, 1 sack, 1 pick, 5 pass deflections, and a forced fumble in 12 contests in Lovie Smith’s Tampa 2.
  • In 2023, Harris took his game to the next level under former LB and new HC DeMeco Ryans.
  • Finished the season with 101 total tackles, 2 sacks, 7 pass deflections, and a forced fumble.
  • He routinely was making impressive solo stops, covering RBs sneaking out of the backfield or behind the line of scrimmage.
  • Powered up even more in the ’23 playoffs and had 8 tackles, a sack, a pass deflection, and an interception he returned 36 yards for a TD against Cleveland.
  • Against the Ravens in the Divisional Round, Harris harassed QB Lamar Jackson, before an injury slowed him down- and ultimately doomed the Texans chances of winning.


During the Texans playoff romp against Cleveland, Harris picked off QB Joe Flacco and returned the pass for a TD. I immediately went out to the EBay and picked up his Prestige 22. Apparently someone else felt the same way and bought the cheapest copy of his Contenders card out from under me, so I paid a buck or two more for this one.

Pretty satisfied with the cards. The Prestige is a really nice looking parallel. The Contenders card is a bit too dressed up. It just doesn’t have enough real estate for the player picture, but the empty space comes in at the last second and rescues it from being too busy.