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Rogers, Eli

Topps XFL 2020, #122

CARD: Topps XFL 2020
ACQUIRED: IP 2023, San Antonio Brahmas v Orlando Guardians


  • Eli Rogers played WR for Louisville from 2011-14.
  • Consistent and dependable, Rogers never failed to catch less than 41 passes every year.
  • Over his 4 years with the school he posted 176 receptions for 2020 yards and 12 TDs.
  • He also moonlighted on punt returns, with 29 career returns for 248 yards.
  • He spent the entire 2015 campaign on IR with the Steelers after signing as an UDFA.
  • Earning the final (5th) WR spot with the Steelers that year, he ended up starting 8 games, recording 48 receptions for 594 yards and 3 TDs.
  • 24 of his receptions went for first downs.
  • With an increasingly crowded WR room and an ACL injury, Rogers saw his playtime decrease over the next two seasons.
  • After being cut in August of 2019, he’d find his way to the XFL 2020 as a selection of the DC Defenders.
  • He’d catch 19 passes for 164 yards.
  • After bouncing around between the Montreal Alouettes (2021), and the Bandits (2022), Eli was a first round pick of the Orlando Guardians in 2023.
  • Despite the franchise’s early on QB woes, Eli posted 20 catches for 173 yards and a TD.


Eli was one of the first players out onto the field for the Guardians, as he serves as a return man for the Guardians. I moved to this really sweet spot that puts me in earshot of the players. I called out his name and he saw me with my card and pen and flashed a smile. After warm-ups finished and the players started returning to the locker rooms, Eli came over and signed his XFL 2020 card for me. We joked about how I was an OG fan of the XFL in 2020 and how the Defenders were fun to watch, before he kindly signed this card for me.

Huggins, Felton

VGF 2007

CARD: VGF 2007
ACQUIRED: 2022, Private Purchase


  • Felton Huggins played wide receiver at Southeastern Louisiana from 2003-2005.
  • Over that period he set school career records for receptions (162), yards (2,345) and TD catches (22).
  • He also set single season marks in 2004, in pass receptions (84), receiving yards (1,313) and TD catches (13).
  • Signed with the Jaguars in 2007 and allocated to NFL Europa’s Frankfurt Galaxy.
  • Caught 19 passes with two going for TDs.
  • Returned stateside and joined the Bills from 2007-09.
  • Briefly popped back up on the pro radar with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL in 2012.
  • Huggins has gone into the college coaching ranks, most recently coaching wide receivers at Charleston State.


  • Southeastern Louisiana Athletics Hall of Fame (2013)


A surprise bonus autograph thrown in by CFL Fan in Philly, I really like this card a lot. It’s a great photo and the lighting is spot on. I enjoy diving in and learning about players like Felton, as I feel it really brings me closer to the sport.

Spears, Calvin

CARD: Frankfurt Galaxy Team Issue 2003
ACQUIRED: 2022, Private Acquisition


  • Played DB at Grambling and was not selected in the 2002 NFL Draft.
  • Played for the CFL Montreal Alouettes making one tackle that year.
  • In 2003 took his skills to the NFLE playing for the Frankfurt Galaxy pulling in 3 picks.
  • Returned to Louisiana, playing for the New Orleans Voodoo of the Arena Football League in 2004, ’05, and ’08 as a DB/WR.
  • Played one season for the Kansas City Brigade in 2006.
  • Best statistical year came in final year with Voodoo in ’08, posting 88 total tackles, 7 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles, 7 interceptions for 58 yards and a TD playing fulltime as a DB.


Great card here of Calvin, who actually has one other issue- An Upper Deck 2005 Arena Football card when he was with the Kansas City Brigade.