Tag Archives: Tennessee Titans

Leslie, Jordan

Topps AAF 2019 Certified, #AU-JL

Card: Topps AAF 2019
Acquired: 2019, EBay


  • Jordan Leslie played college ball for 3 years at UTEP from 2011-2013.
  • He racked up 125 catches for 2015 yards and 15 TDs.
  • In 2014, he played his Senior season for BYU catching 55 passes for 779 yards and 6 TDs.
  • Undrafted, Leslie signed with the Vikings in 2015, but didn’t make the squad.
  • He’d then spend time on the off-season and practice squad rosters of the Jaguars, Falcons, and Titans, before finding a home on the Browns from 2016-17.
  • Leslie made his first NFL catch in 2017, and then was later placed on IR and subsequently released.
  • After some more practice squad and offseason action with the Broncos in late 2017 and through a good portion of 2018, Jordan decided to sign with the Salt Lake Stallions of the AAF.
  • On the season he caught 10 passes for 79 yards and a TD.
  • When the AAF folded in 2019, he signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL, but asked to be released soon thereafter.
  • His Instagram lists him as a ‘retired NFL receiver’ and owner of OYD Sports Academy in Chandler, AZ.


Pretty sure after the conclusion of the hard fought contest between the Stallions and the Commanders in SA, as I was leaving I was walking behind Leslie and his family. He was complaining about how the team wasn’t giving him or the WRs enough chances to make plays. Not sure why I didn’t ask him for his autograph but it may have been because he was so frustrated.

Pickens, Carl

CARDS: Action Packed Rookies 1992, Gameday 1992
ACQUIRED: Private Signing, 2023
FAILURE: TTM 2013, C/o Home


  • Carl Pickens finished NCAA career at Tennessee with 109 catches for 1875 yards and 13 TDs.
  • Selected in the first round of the 1992 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Led all NFL rookies with 26 catches and had a Bengal record 95 yard punt return for a TD.
  • Had first 1,000 yard season in 1994, with 71 catches for 1,127 yards and 11 TDs.
  • In ’95 had best season as a pro with 99 catches for 1234 yards and a league leading 17 TDs.
  • ’96 was another banner season with 100 catches for 1,180 yards and 12 TDs.
  • Had final 1,000 yard season in ’98 posting 1,023 yards and 82 catches.
  • Played final season for the Titans in 2000, starting 6 contests.
1992 Action Packed Rookies, #25


  • 1992 Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • Pro Bowl 1995-’96
  • NFL Leader in TD receptions (1995)


Carl Pickens just flat out doesn’t sign through the mail. I mean he’s like a career 0% signer- and a lot of people have tried- myself included. I saw that he signed something TTM in 2013 and gave it a shot. That request that looked like a success disappeared- and I probably got buried under the guy who sent out 10 cards. That being said, he didn’t sign.

Gotta say I jumped when I saw he was doing a paid signing, so I popped these two out. The promoter had difficulty securing him but on the second attempt Pickens came around to sign for him. I don’t know what I was expecting but his autograph is pretty pedestrian- though I might have to do one or two more if he ever pops up again.


Dyson, Kevin

Upper Deck MVP 2002, #240
Atomic 2001, #140

CARDS: Upper Deck MVP 2002, Atomic 2001, SP Authentic 2001
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 7/8 RECEIVED: 12/5 (150 days)


  • Played WR for the University of Utah from 1993-’97.
  • Caught 192 passes for 2,726 yards and 18 touchdowns.
  • First round pick of the Tennessee Titans in 1998.
  • Caught 21 passes for 263 yards and 2 TDs his rookie season.
  • Had a career high 54 catches in 1999.
  • Caught the lateral from Frank Wycheck in the Music City Miracle.
  • Then was stopped one yard short of the goal line in the closing moments of Super Bowl XXIV.
  • After an injury in 2000 limited him to two games, returned to form in 2001 and tied his career high with 54 receptions, along with 825 yards and 7 TDs.
  • Joined the Panthers in 2003, but spent most of the season on IR.
  • Spent the off season with the Chargers (’04) and Redskins (’05).
  • Went back to school, obtaining his doctorate, spending time in coaching, and education.
SP 2001, #85


Every once in a while I’m just surprised by an older card set I’ve discovered. Case in point- SP 2001. Simple, elegant, lots of space to work with.. it’s just great design, and the landscape format helps make autographs pop and look more cinematic.