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Anderson, Willie ‘Flipper’

Fleer 1992, #182

CARDS: Score 1992, Fleer 1990
ACQUIRED: 2017, Future Considerations. 2023, EBay
FAILURE: TTM 2010, TTM 2020, Consignment 2015


  • Devastating long bomb threat and speedy receiver, Flipper Anderson was a second round pick of the Los Angeles Rams out of UCLA in 1988.
  • In 1989, had a whopping 44 catches for 1146 yards and 5 TDs.
  • His 28 yards per catch was second in NFL history (behind Warren Wells) for a player with a minimum of 40 catches.
  • During 1990 season, when Henry Ellard was sidelined for a game, Flipper became QB Jim Everett‘s primary receiver against the Saints.
  • Set an NFL record by catching 15 passes for 336 yards in that game.
  • Had 51 catches for 1083 yards and 7 TDs (21.0 YPR) in 1990.
  • Played for the Rams through the 1994 season.
  • Went into the journeyman phase of his career quickly, playing for the Colts (’95), Redskins (’96), and Broncos (’97) but saw little action.
  • Lives in Georgia where he’s currently a high school basketball referee.


  • NFL RECORD- Single game yards receiving (336)
  • NFL Leader Yards Per Reception (1989, ’90)
Fleer 1990, #33


I failed on Flipper so many times I pretty much gave up. TTM he didn’t respond to me twice, but responded randomly to others. Then I paid for a consignment and shipped my cards out to get him, but I wasn’t able to get him that way either- though I suspect the consigner more than anyone. (What a mess that was.) My buddy Brian got him on two cards and decided to send me one, so I held onto this Score 92 forever, thinking about these sour grapes. Finally in 2023, I was able to pick up a respectable Fleer 90 that I wanted, so I decided to go ahead and put this post together.

Flipper has like 4 other cards I still need him on. His Pro Set 1990 is an infamous photo of him scoring the final TD against the New York Giants eliminating them from the playoffs in ’89.


Choice, Tashard

Score 2009, #80

CARDS: Score 2009, Upper Deck Football Legends 2009 A, Upper Deck Football Legends 2008 B
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Work
SENT: 1/13 RECEIVED: 2/7 (25 days)


  • A 4th round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2008.
  • Tashard’s college resume included 697 rushes for 3,465 yards and 28 TDs, to go along with 41 receptions for 288 yards.
  • Battled with fellow rookie Felix Jones to back up Marion Barber at RB.
  • Finished rookie year with 92 carries for 472 yards and 2 TDs.
  • Became firmly entrenched as the 3rd string back behind Jones and Barber in 2009, but saw workload again increase due to injuries to both of them.
  • Had 64 carries for 349 yards and 3 TDs- including a career high 66 tard long and a healthy 5.5 yards per carry.
  • Again, off the bench in 2010, Choice had 66 carries for 243 yards and 3 TDs.
  • In 2011, Choice dealt with nagging injuries, and after a bit of bad luck, watched DeMarco Murray supplant him on the depth chart, and ultimately make Tashard expendable.
  • Cut by the Cowboys, Choice spent the next two seasons as an emergency RB with the Redskins, Bills, and Colts.
  • Went into coaching in 2016, joining the Cowboys as an intern.
  • Later in 2017 was added to North Texas’ coaching staff as a graduate assistant, and then later as a RB coach.
  • In 2019, coached RBs at his alma mater, Georgia Tech.
  • Landed the RBs job at the University of Texas.


I took a shot at Tashard right after he was hired at the University of Texas to coach their runningbacks in 2022, which created a small frenzy of TTM activity after he signed my cards.


Kennan, Larry (2)

Pro Set World League, #86

Card: ProSet 1991 WLAF
Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o Home
Sent: 11/9 Received: 11/16 (97days)
See Also: Larry Kennan
Failure: TTM 2010, C/o Work



Ah Larry Kennan. After getting his autograph sometime ago, I realized I didn’t get Larry’s autograph on this lone World League card in the Pro Set Series II insert set.

Kennan coached at the University of Incarnate Word for 4 seasons, compiling a record of 20-48 from 2014-2017. He’s retired and as of 2020 lives in San Antonio, Texas.

He responded to my request for his autograph in a very short amount of time and wrote on my letter, “My pleasure”. I had to do the digging for Larry’s address on my own, and was very surprised after getting a hit on him, that other people contacted me for his address as well.