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Gaffney, Jabar (2)

CARD: Topps Total 2003, Upper Deck Houston Texans Inaugural Team Set 2002
ACQUIRED: 2020, Future Considerations. TTM 2020, C/o Home
SENT: 8/19 RECEIVED: 9/3 (15 days)
FAILURE: TTM 2010, C/o Redskins

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

NOTES:

Chris and I are big Texans fans and from time to time we’ve helped each other out with players. Since he lives there in the area and had worked around the organization, he’s had unprecedented access to the team. He sent me this autograph as thanks for my help over the years.

The Houston Texans inaugural set has become a big set need for me over the years, and as I can nickle and dime into a few of these players, I am so happy to add them to the set of autographs TTM. I took a shot in the dark and was happy to get this card back signed from him.

Bunche, Malcolm

Topps XFL 2020, #24

CARD: Topps XFL 2020
ACQUIRED: In Person, 2023

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Malcolm played OL at Miami, eventually transferring to UCLA for graduate studies.
  • After not being selected in the 2015 NFL Draft, he embarked on a series of stops with the Eagles (2015), Tiger-Cats (2017), Jaguars (2017), and Giants (2018).
  • Bunche got seasoning playing for an exceptionally good OL with the Arizona Hotshots of the AAF in 2019.
  • He had two more short stops with the Giants and Redskins immediately after that before closing out the year.
  • Bunche then played for the Washington Defenders of the XFL in 2020.
  • After a brief hiatus he played with the San Antonio Brahmas of the XFL 2023.

NOTES:

Malcolm was a nice grab that I picked up during the Purple Heart Event that the team was at in Boerne in April. I was wearing my AJ Tarpley jersey and my guy Kameron Kelly stopped me to admire it and take a photo with me. Malcolm came up to compliment me as he too was an AAF vet from his days with the Hotshots. When I produced his XFL card from my pile of stuff, he was duly impressed and gleefully signed it.

Heller, Ron (2)

CARDS: Score 1990, Fleer 1990
ACQUIRED: TTM 2023, C/o Home
SENT: 2/3 RECEIVED: 2/13 (10 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

NOTES:

Ron hopped over to the Omaha Nighthawks of the (original) UFL to coach there in 2012. He then spent some time again at the pro level as an assistant offensive line coach for the New York Jets from 2013-15.

I’m sure there have been a few people who have complained about the lack of Eagles in my database so I decided to knock out Heller for that reason, along with the fact I still had a set need from Fleer 1990, as well as the fact I hadn’t gotten his autograph since… 1995- little less ever TTM. I also think his Score 1990 card is a very underrated offensive lineman action card anyone would be proud of.