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Stecker, Aaron

Playoff Contenders European Ticket 2000, #176

CARDS: Playoff Contenders European Ticket 2000, Leaf Rookies & Stars 2001, Bowman 2000, Topps Chrome 2000
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 7/23 RECEIVED: 8/5 (13 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • RB Aaron Stecker started his college career at Wisconsin in ’95.
  • After Ron Dayne sucked all the wind out of the RB room- Stecker transferred to Western Illinois in ’97.
  • Stecker ran wild at Western Illinois Stecker finishing as the school’s all-time leading rusher with 3,799 yards (since surpassed).
  • Going undrafted in ’99 he’d be cut in camp with the Bears.
  • Stecker was signed in 2000 by the Bucs and allocated to NFLE.
  • He’d go on to have over 1,000 yards from scrimmage and 11 TDs playing for the Scottish Claymores.
  • The Bucs liked what they saw so much, Stecker made the team’s roster and contributed on special teams and as a 3rd down back.
  • In 2004, Stecker signed with New Orleans’ crowded backfield, playing 3 seasons and starting 7 contests.
  • After his stint concluded with the Saints, Aaron played for the Falcons in 2009.
  • Tried out for the Packers in 2010 but was not signed.

ACCOLADES:

  • NFLE Offensive MVP 2000
  • Western Illinois HOF 2010
  • Scottish Claymores Hall of Fame 2003

NOTES:

A home run NFLE success story, Aaron parlayed his time playing for the Claymores one season- into 10 seasons in the NFL.

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Jeffires, Haywood ‘Freakwood’ (7)

Pro Set 1993, #170

CARDS: Skybox Premium Thunder & Lightning 1993, Pro Set 1993, Memorabilia
ACQUIRED: In Person 2023, GTSM Houston

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

NOTES:

I mean- are there anymore cards that I can get signed by Haywood at this point that from a design point I like that are from his HOUSTON Oilers era? Probably a few, but there are only a few more left.

I decided to get a few more during the GTSM event in Houston in 2023. The Skybox Premium insert is the backside of a Thunder & Lightning with Warren Moon– that I’ll probably have to get at a later time, since Warren cancelled at the last second and GTSM was slow to notify everybody. It’s a great looking card. I wish I had a paint pen. I’d have had him sign in light blue.

Dombrowski, Jim

Topps Stadium Club 1992, #131

CARDS: Pro Set 1990, Fleer 1990, Topps Stadium Club 1992
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022. C/o Home
SENT: 11/7 RECEIVED: 11/17 (10 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • OL Jim Dombrowski was the first round pick out of Virginia by the New Orleans Saints in 1986.
  • Over his career Dombrowski developed and displayed solid, workmanlike play, opening up holes along the line for the backs and blocking for QBs.
  • He started out slowly- only starting 3 games his rookie season, becoming a FT starter during the middle of the ’87 season.
  • Jim played his entire 11 year career in NO, initially as a left tackle, and later in his career as a right guard.
  • Retired after the 1996 campaign.

ACCOLADES:

  • New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame
  • New Orleans Saints 35th Anniversary Team
  • New Orleans Saints 50th Anniversary Team
  • College Football Hall of Fame 2008
  • Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame 2013
  • Polish – American Sports Hall of Fame 2013
  • #73 Retired Virginia Cavaliers

NOTES:

Jim quietly had a very successful career playing football. He had some really nice cards. Some of the cards from the 1992 Topps Stadium Club card set were really nice. Case in point, this very poignant card of Jim here on the sidelines. Now I typically hate these photos, but this one has some really nice depth of color.