TTMCast this Week – Sept 25th
14-year NFL veteran Lyle Blackwood joins me on this week’s TTM Cast to talk about his career, signing autographs and card collecting.
Lyle picked off ten passes in 1977 while playing for the Baltimore Colts, who won their third straight AFC East championship. He then went on to play for the Miami Dolphins with his brother Glenn as part of the “Killer B’s” defense. With Dan Marino guiding the offense, Miami won four division titles during their tenure and went two a pair of Super Bowls. They kept the 1985 Chicago Bears from a perfect season.
We also speak with Matt Deutsch from Bettor Sports Network about his new steaming network featuring collectibles, fantasy sports and more.
Regular guest and longtime dealer Les Wolff comes on to talk about what’s happening in the hobby.
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TTM This Week
TTM Successes this Week
More 1980s football autograph requests arrived back in my mailbox this week along with one baseball and one basketball.
Tilley stared as a wide receiver for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1976-1986 catching 468 passes and 37 touchdowns during his career. He made the Pro Bowl in 1980.
He signed and personalized his 1983 Topps card for me in about three weeks.
Romes spent ten seasons as cornerback for the Buffalo Bills from 1977-1986 and finished his career in San Diego in 1987. He is the first French born player in the NFL.
He added beautiful signatures to his 1986 and 1987 Topps cards for me in about two weeks, adding his number.
Green was selected in the first round of the 1977 NFL draft with the 10th pick by the Kansas City Chiefs out of Baylor. He played for KC from 1977-83 before playing two seasons in LA with the Rams. He was a four-time Pro Bowler and a member of the Chiefs Hall of Fame.
He signed his 1983 and 1986 Topps cards for me in about two weeks, adding his number and the appropriate team.
Jordan started his NFL career with Tampa Bay where he played from 1976-1980. He would then play for Washington for 1981-1986 when he was a member of a Super Bowl championship team.
He signed his 1986 and 1987 Topps cards for me in about ten days.
Moorehead won a Super Bowl as a member of “Da Bears” in 1985. He played for the Giants, Broncos and Bears from 1977-1988 as both wide receiver and tight end. He caught 224 passes and 15 touchdowns during his 12-year NFL career.
He signed and personalized his 1986 Topps card for me in a few weeks.
Risien was a two-time Pro-Bowl offensive tackle with the Cleveland Browns from 1979-1989.
He signed his 1987 Topps card for me in about 10 days.
Dickey played 15 seasons as quarterback in the NFL. He started with Houston where he played from 1971-1975 but made his mark in Green Bay where he played from 1976-1985. He was NFL passing touchdown leader in 1983 and is a member of the Packers Hall of Fame.
He is a great TTMer and added great looking autos to his 1985 and 1986 Topps cards for me in about a week.
A former soccer player in England, Luckhurst joined the Atlanta Falcons in 1981 and spent his entire career kicking for Atlanta before retiring in 1988. He made 115 field goals during his career.
He signed his 1983 Topps card for me in about two weeks, adding the team and his number along with a drawing of a ball going through a goal post. His autograph is great, too.
Zeile played 16 seasons in the Majors from 1989 to 2004. He hit 253 home runs during his career for 12 different teams.
He signed his 1999 Topps card for me in about a month.
Jones played eight seasons in the ABA from 1969-1977 finishing up his career as a member of the Nets. He played in two ABA All Star games and won an ABA Championship as a member of the Nets in 1976.
He signed his 1976-77 Topps card for me in about a month.
Here are a few others who are known to be signing by mail. I have had success with all of them in the past:
- Jason Marquis – Pitcher with Cardinals and Braves
- Scott McGregor – Pitcher Orioles and Yankees
- Joe Sambito – Pitcher Astros and Red Sox
- Bill “Spaceman” Lee – Pitcher, Red Sox and Expos
- Richie Hebner – 3rd baseman Pirates
- Manny Mota – OF Dodgers and Pirates
Have a TTM success story you would like to share with me? Please, send it me at [email protected]. If I use it in my column, I’ll send you a prize.