2 Time SuperBowl Champion Eli Manning was gracious enough to send back my card signed today. Manning is the New York Giants all time leader in wins and nearly every passing category. A little known fact about Eli Manning is that he co-authored a children’s book with his brother and father titled “Family Huddle”.
Jim “Crash” Jensen was a running back, receiver, and special teams player for the Miami Dolphins. Jensen wore number 11 because he was originally drafted as a quarterback. The emergence of Dan Marino meant that Jensen would have to be utilized in other positions in order to see playing time. Jensen received his nickname “Crash” from Howard Cosell who was describing the way Jensen played while covering kickoffs.
After his NFL career ended, Jensen went on to coach the Orlando Predators of the Arena League. Jensen now works as a Director of Wellness Programs where he assists developmentally disabled children lead active lives.
Mr. Jensen was gracious enough to sign my 1990 Pro Set Card with inscribed with his nickname.
Great addition today from retired LB Carl Zander. Zander played 7 years in the NFL and started for the Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII Interestingly, Mr. Zander is now the Senior Vice President for Forever Living Products.
Bill Proctor was kind enough to write me a personal note and sign my card. Proctor is someone I truly admire for the life he has lived. Proctor played offensive and defensive tackle as well as kicker for Florida State. Proctor also served in the US Army Reserves, was a member of the Florida House of Representatives, interim athletic director for Florida State University and currently serves as Chancellor of Flagler College.
Today brought me a signed ProSet card from Bruce Coslet. 1991 Pro Set is my favorite football set of all time. Maybe it’s the nostalgia, maybe its the fact that they are non-glossy and easy to autograph. Mostly though, I think its because the set was so huge that they were able to include coaches and lineman cards.
Bruce Coslet played in the NFL as a Tight End for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1969-1976. Coslet made his mark on the NFL as an offensive coordinator and head coach. Coslet coached in the NFL for 16 years for the Bengals, Jets, and Cowboys.