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Beckles, Ian

Gameday 1992, #140

CARD: Gameday 1992
ACQUIRED: TTM 2023, C/o Home
SENT: 6/21 RECEIVED: 7/10 (19 days)


  • After transferring from JC, Ian Beckles played offensive guard for one year at Indiana in 1989.
  • Ian grabbed the attention of scouts who watching film of fellow teammate Anthony Thompson.
  • He’d be selected by both the NFL (5th round, Bucs) and the CFL (1st round, BC Lions) in 1990.
  • Beckles became a mainstay at RG, playing in 101 games for the team.
  • In 1997, he hopped over to the Philadelphia Eagles playing for the team for two seasons.
  • He saw action in training camp with the Jets in ’99 and the Broncos in ’00 before hanging up his cleats for good.
  • Ian is active in the alternative medicine industry, and is a staunch advocate for marijuana legalization.
  • He also enjoys spending time in radio and podcasting.


Well I sent Ian two cards for him to sign. Unfortunately he only sent back the Gameday 1992 card, and kept the Score Supplemental. No big deal really- but the long tom format is not something that I’ve never supported on my website yearly updates.

Ah well- minor complaint, but I am sure glad to add him. He’s got a great autograph and a very nice card.

Coslet, Bruce

CARDS: Pro Set 1990, Pro Set 1991
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 5/23 RECEIVED: 6/6 (14 days)


  • Played TE at the University of the Pacific from 1965-’67.
  • Went undrafted and signed with the Cincinnati Bengals in 1969.
  • Played the next 8 seasons for the franchise,
  • Best season came in 1971, catching 21 passes for 356 yards and 4 TDs, including a 71 yard long.
  • Joined the 49ers coaching staff in ’80 as a TE coach.
  • Returned to the Bengals in ’81 where he coached WRs through ’84.
  • Sam Wyche moved Coslet to offensive coordinator the following season, where he took the WCO to the next level setting franchise offensive records over the next few seasons.
  • Was hired by the Jets after the 1989 season concluded.
  • Served as HC in NY through the 1993 season.
  • Jets got to the playoffs after the ’91 season, losing to the Houston Oilers in the Wild Card round.
  • Returned in 1994 to Cincinnati, serving again as OC- this time under HC Dave Shula.
  • During a chaotic ’96 season Shula resigned as HC after a disastrous 1-6 start.
  • Coslet stepped in and led the team to a 7-2 finish, and some level of respectability.
  • After the franchise decided to overhaul the roster in 2000, Coslet resigned 3 games into the season.
  • Spent a final season in 2002 as OC of the Dallas Cowboys.
Playaction 16 Boss Z Post


  • Pacific Tigers Hall of Fame 1985


I mean I took a shot in the dark on Coslet that he’d pen a play for me and I was absolutely tickled with what he drew up. I’m always curious about an offensive minded coach’s DNA, but especially what and why they chose the play they chose to draw up, and as a member of the Walsh coaching tree- WCO, this one is an absolute treasure.


Aguiar, Louis ‘Louie’

Pro Set 1991 WLAF Helmet Collectible, #1

CARDS: Pro Set 1991 WL Insert, Pro Set 1992, Topps Stadium Club 1992
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 2/26 RECEIVED: 3/21 (23 days)


  • Louie Aguiar played college ball at Utah State and went undrafted in 1989.
  • Aguiar tried out for the Bills in subsequent seasons, but eventually was cut.
  • He’d make a positive impression on the Bills coaching staff, so they recommended Louie to Jack Bicknell, head coach of the Barcelona Dragons in the World League.
  • Louie played the ’91 season in Barcelona, making an impression on the New York Jets.
  • He signed with NY shortly after World Bowl I concluded.
  • Played for the Jets from 1991-’93, averaging 39.6 yards on 210 punts in 49 contests.
  • Louie joined the Chiefs in 1994- where he’d play through the ’98 season.
  • He’d conclude his career after one year stints for the Packers (’99) and Bears (’00).


  • All Pro 1995


Louie was well known for a booming leg and was frequently used on kickoffs.

A sneaky success story of the World League, Aguiar went on to play in the NFL for 10 seasons. I was surprised he didn’t have a card in the league, but that’s why this helmet card was perfect for him to sign.