Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rickey Jackson

Sent: 1/8/11
Received: 1/18/11
Time: 10 Days
Address: Home
Item Sent: 1984 Topps, 1989 Score
Item Received: 1984 Topps, 1989 Score.  Both signed in black Sharpie.

One of my all-time favorite football players, Rickey Jackson was likely the best overall player in Saints history until Drew Brees came along.  A perennial Pro Bowl player from the time he entered the NFL in 1981, Jackson and the Saints suffered through some lean years at the beginning of his career.  By the late 1980s, though, he was joined by fellow All-Pros Sam Mills, Vaughan Johnson, and Pat Swilling to form the "Dome Patrol" - perhaps the greatest four-linebacker unit in NFL history.  After thirteen years in N'awlins, Jackson wrapped up his career by winning a Super Bowl with the San Francisco 49ers.

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