Saturday 24 November 2018

Players with only one card in my collection - 5

Continuing a series showing cards of five players with only one card in my collection, and using images from The Trading Card Database. I'm also using their sorting tools to look through my collection listed on their site to see who only has one card, and then finding the first five names that I haven't posted yet.

Here we go!

1999 Giant Eagle #6

I love this expansion team Giant Eagles set.

John Jurkovic played the final year of his nine-year NFL career with the expansion Browns in 1999. His career started with five years with the Packers before playing three years with the Jaguars.

This card, along with a gold parallel, are his only Browns cards.

1982 Topps #59

As you can see on the back of the card above, Steve Cox was drafted by the Browns in the fifth round of the 1981 NFL Draft. He played eight years in the NFL, four with the Browns and then four with the Redskins.

Along with being the punter and kickoff specialist for the Browns, Cox also was used on long field goal attempts. In 1984, he succeeded on what was then the second longest made field goal, a 60 yarder.

This is his only Browns card, although the Trading Card Database also shows that there is a 1991 Arkansas collegiate card that would also fit into my collection.

1951 Bowman #1

This card back is very interesting, as it shows that Weldon Humble was with the Marine Corps in 1951. He originally enlisted in the Marines in 1943, and served until 1946, earning a Bronze Star during his service.

After the trade mentioned on the card, Humble played with the Browns from 1947-50, making a Pro Bowl, and helping the Browns win the NFL Championship in their first season in the NFL in 1950.

Humble had remained in the Marine Reserves, and ended up re-enlisting in the Marines after the 1950 season before he could be called up from the reserves. He was discharged in 1952, but was then traded by the Browns to the Dallas Texans for the 1952 season.

This is Humble's only football card, to go along with a 1949 photocard.

Weldon Humble died in 1998, at the age of 76.

2005 Topps Total #373

This Topps Total card is the only card I own for Corey Jackson. (Looking at my collection records, I own three cards each for Kenard Lang and Alvin McKinley.)

The one game mentioned on the back of the card was the only game that Jackson played in the NFL. He was an undrafted free agent that was a basketball player in college, only playing twelve plays of college football. Those plays, however, included a blocked field goal, a pass break up, and a tackle. His athleticism caught the attention of the Browns.

Corey Jackson only had this one football card, along with some parallels that I don't own.

1967 Philadelphia #47

John Wooten was drafted by the Browns in the fifth round of the 1959 NFL Draft, and played nine seasons with the Browns before finishing his NFL career with one season with the Redskins.

Wooten was a starting guard for the Browns for much of Jim Brown's career, and like Walter Beach in a previous post, he attended the Muhammed Ali athlete summit in 1967.

Wooten was part of the Browns 1964 NFL Championship team, and made the Pro Bowl in 1965 and 1966. In 1979, he was named to the Browns All-Time All-Star Team, and in 2010 he was inducted into the Browns Ring of Honor and the Browns Legends program.

Along with this card, Wooten also appears on three Kahn's Weiners, and one National City Bank cards from the early 1960s that I don't own.


  1. There is something truly awesome about seeing WWII veterans on vintage cardboard. Sweet Humble!

  2. That Hum Humble card is fantastic (I tried making a brag-related pun but failed) I didn't know Jurkovic played for the Browns. Also, those 3-player Topps Total cards are annoying. In a set like Total those guys shouldn't have to share a card.