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Ward, Hines (3)

CARDS: Topps Rookies & Stars Longevity 2004, Score 2010
ACQUIRED: In Person, 2023


  • See Also Hines Ward, Hines Ward (2)
  • Brahmas finished 3-7 in first season under Hines in 2023.
  • After the season, refused to sign updated contract, and quit the league.


Before the XFL season began the team had a meet and greet with fans at Alamo Brewing Company. Alongside Hines were a few players, who were obviously team captains. I had 3 cards, but Hines only signed 2. There were a lot of people there and I didn’t want to press my luck for more at the time. The humidity was pretty high for the time and I guess these autographs didn’t stick as well as they should. I was a bit disappointed, but the autographs look better in person than scanned in here.

Ruud, Barrett

Upper Deck 2009, #183

CARDS: Score 2009, Score 2010, Upper Deck 2009
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Work
SENT: 10/20 RECEIVED: 11/4 (15 days)


  • Barrett Ruud played LB for the Nebraska Cornhuskers from 2001-2004.
  • He posted 432 total tackles, a pick, and 7 forced fumbles over college career.
  • Selected in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Finally broke into the starting lineup full time in 2007.
  • Had 4 straight seasons of 100+ tackles from 2007-2010.
  • Best season came in 2009, with 142 total tackles, 1 forced fumble and 7 pass deflections.
  • Signed with the Titans in 2011, but finished season on IR after 9 games.
  • In 2012, signed with the Seahawks, but was later traded to Saints.
  • After Saints cut Barrett, he found a home on the Texans who were desperately thin at LB.
  • As a depth move, Ruud came off the bench for 16 tackles, a sack and 2 pass deflections.
  • Retired after the 2012 season, Ruud coached LBs with the Huskers from 2018-2022.


Yeah so I was eager to get Barrett since he had a short stint on the Texans way back in 2012. The team was at the height of its power and he really helped out any way he could. My friend Lance got him first and passed along the info to me, so I went ahead and hit him up.


Driver, Donald

CARDS: Score 2009, Panini Prestige 2010
ACQUIRED: TTM 2020, C/o Home
SENT: 12/22 RECEIVED: 1/23 (32 days)*
FAILURE: TTM 2015, C/o The Packers
* Fee Enclosed


  • Donald Driver played WR at Alcorn State catching  88 receptions for 1993 yards over his college career.
  • Late 7th round pick of the Green Bay Packers in the 1999 NFL Draft.
  • Stuck behind Antonio Freeman and Corey Bradford early in his career, but with Bradford’s departure to Houston in 2002, things quickly changed.
  • He’d start all 16 games in 2002, and go over 1,000 yards for the first time in his career on 70 catches.
  • After a down year in 2003, Driver went on a very improbable run, going over 1.2K yards the next 3 seasons, and over 1K yards the following 3 seasons after that.
  • In 2009, Donald became the Packers all-time leading receiver, finishing eventually with 743 catches when he retired following the 2012 season.


  • Pro Bowl 2002, 2006-08, 2010.
  • Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame


I really wanted Donald’s autograph, but after missing out on him back in 2015, I didn’t really expect to get another shot, so I never reloaded. When he started signing, about the same time of year as he did back in 2015, I just grabbed what I could and sent it out as soon as I could with a small donation to grease the wheels.