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Wilson, Harvey

Wild Card World League 1992, #111

CARD: Wild Card World League 1992
ACQUIRED: EBay, 2023
FAILURE: TTM 2017, C/o Work


  • Harvey Wilson was a 4 year starter at DB for Southern from 1986-’90.
  • He’d be selected by the London Monarchs in the 1991 World League Draft.
  • He finished the season with 27 tackles, 11 assists and a sack for the Monarchs that season as a hybrid LB/S.
  • During the 1992 season, Wilson secured a 10 yard interception.
  • Wilson stayed in playing shape and joined the Arena Football League in ’95 as a LB/ WR.
  • Played for the Connecticut Coyotes in 1995-96, and the Florida Bobcats from 1996 to ’98.


I gave up on Harvey, since I failed on him back in 2017. I saw that a seller on EBay had 3-4 autographed cards from World Leaguers that I wanted, so I threw him out a package offer. I would be surprised if these were forgeries, as there’s little to no market for player autographs from a forgotten league. It appears that Harvey signed this in pen or a fading marker, and then signed over his original graph with a sharpie.





Davis, Willie (WR) ‘Country’

Wild Card World League, #59

CARD: Wild Card World League 1992
ACQUIRED: EBay, 2023
FAILURE: TTM 2010, 2011, 2020, C/o The Chiefs


  • Willie Davis caught 63 passes for 1292 yards over his college career for Central Arkansas.
  • He holds the school all-time record for longest reception with a 99 yard TD.
  • He’d go undrafted in 1990, but be signed to the Chiefs practice squad.
  • Willie was allocated to the Orlando Thunder of the World League in 1992 by the team to give the young receiver more seasoning.
  • With future NFL veteran Scott Mitchell at QB, Davis caught 20 passes and a 51 yard TD in his first professional action.
  • The Chiefs, impressed by what they saw opted to give Willie some playtime in their offense.
  • Willie became one of the World League’s success stories, catching 36 passes for 756 yards later that year.
  • His best season perhaps came the following year when he caught 52 passes for 909 yards and 7 TDs.
  • He played for the Chiefs through 1995.
  • With Houston Oilers WR Haywood Jeffires demanding more money to stay with the team, the franchise opted to go in another direction and signed Willie Davis to essentially replace him.
  • Willie played with the Oilers from 1996-98, transitioning with the franchise to Tennessee in 1997.
  • Willie returned to the Chiefs after a few years away from the sport and joined the team’s front office, where he serves as the team’s front office scout of the southwest.


  • Central Arkansas Hall of Fame (2001)


I finally gave up on trying to get Willie through the mail after 3 attempts through the Chiefs over the last 12 years. He signed sporadically for others and just didn’t respond to me. Whether or not it was an intentional snub or not or just the fact he may not want to sign his true rookie card, I am not sure. -So I just decided to haggle with an EBay seller who had some World League autographs that looked legitimate enough to me to close the deal.





King, Emanuel

CARDS: Wild Card World League 1992, Ultimate WL 1992
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 7/29 RECEIVED: 8/12 (14 days)
FAILURE: TTM 2015, C/o Work


  • Emanuel King played college football at the University of Alabama from 1981-84.
  • A tweener ahead of his time, Emanuel could play DE or OLB, garnering 53 tackles and 5 sacks in his senior season for the Crimson Tide.
  • A first round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in ’85, and also a first round pick of the Birmingham Stallions of the rival USFL.
  • He opted to play for the Bengals, and in ’86 led the team with 9 sacks.
  • In 1987, King started 12 games and had 4 sacks.
  • Shortly before the 1988 season, he was suspended and replaced in the lineup by Leon White.
  • In 1989, King signed with the Raiders, dressing for 3 contests.
  • After some time away from the sport, Emanuel resurfaced with the World League in 1992, playing right defensive end for the Montreal Machine.
  • On the season he’d rack up 4.5 sacks in the Machine’s 3-4 alignment.
  • With the WL going on hiatus after the 92 season, King joined the Sacramento Gold Miners of the CFLUSA invasion.
  • He’d finish his career with Sacramento, playing in 5 contests, posting 4 tackles and 2 sacks.
  • Returned to Alabama and went into high school coaching.


I had lucked out on Emanuel back in 2015, but I swear I had tried more than one time. I guess it was good that I waited because not only did I need him on his Wild Card and Ultimate card- he appears on the back of the Montreal Machine’s team card for the Ultimate set as well. (They used the photo from the back of his Ultimate 1992 base card for the team stats card.) I didn’t see it until right before I sent it out. I didn’t mind that he signed the back of that card, but when I also got his Wild Card back signed on the back I just… ugh. Oh well! Nice to get him though!