Author Archives: JT
Walter Payton retired in 1987, but he was requested by a Twitter user. Consider this a “career capper” card.
NFL players don’t have the swagger of Jim McMahon nowadays. I miss Mad Mac.
During a Twitter discussion earlier tonight, the topic of year-end highlights baseball sets came up. I immediately thought of the Donruss Highlights sets which were issued from 1985-1987. I’m disappointed this set did not continue beyond 1987, and wondered what a 1988 edition might look like. I tried to go with a gold border with silver in place of the red gradient. It is similar to the “Baseball’s Best” set, but not quite as orange. Since I don’t have the font Donruss used in 1988, I simply copied-and-pasted the nameplate from an actual 1988 release.
Vinny Testaverde led the NFL in interceptions four times. I don’t think he’ll be getting a Hall of Fame bust any time soon.
The Buffalo Bills were such a powerhouse. Thurman Thomas was a rookie running back in 1988 and started an eight-year streak of 1000 rushing yards in 1989.
Webster Slaughter was a Pro Bowler for both the Cleveland Browns and conference rival Houston Oilers.
I remember a little hype about Tim Harris, but not much. The 1986 fourth-rounder made the Pro Bowl in 1989.
Warren Moon played 17 seasons in the NFL. That, in and of itself, is impressive. But add another six years playing in Canada before that and…whoa. Dude might have been the greatest all-time and we just didn’t know it.
I don’t care what his stats look like. Randall Cunningham should be in the Hall of Fame.