"Mr. Irrelevant"

by C2Cigars - 28 cards (Last updated on Oct. 19, 2017)


1. 1948 Leaf #7a Bill Fischer


1948 #300 Chicago Cardinals [declared ineligible]**

1949 #10 Chicago Cardinals

played 1949-1953

**after #299, 298, & 297 were also declared ineligible; #296 Ralph Earhart, chosen by Green Bay Packers became the "true" Mr. Irrelevant.

2. 1952 Bowman Large #72 John Schweder


1949 #251 Philadelphia Eagles

Baltimore Colts 1950
Pittsburgh Steelers 1951-1955

3. 1953 Bowman #8 Sisto Averno


1951 #362 Cleveland Browns

played in AAFC in 1950
New York Yanks 1951
Dallas Texans 1952
Baltimore Colts 1953-54

4. 1964 Topps #167 Jacque MacKinnon


1961 #280 Philadelphia Eagles

joined the AFL instead

San Diego Chargers 1961-1969
Oakland Raiders 1970

the only Mr. Irrelevant to be selected an All-Star (1966 & 1968)

died tragically at age 36; fleeing from a drunk driving accident, he jumped over a tall fence but it was a 30-foot drop on the other side.

5. 1963 Post Cereal CFL #19 Mike Snodgrass


1962 #280 Green Bay Packers

went to CFL

Ottawa Rough Riders 1962

6. 1975 Topps #293 Charley Wade


1973 #442 Miami Dolphins

Chicago Bears 1974
Green Bay Packers 1975
Kansas City Chiefs 1977

a total of 39 receptions and 1 touchdown in his career

7. 1982 JOGO Ottawa Rough Riders #12 Kelvin Kirk


1976 #487 Pittsburgh Steelers

Toronto Argonauts 1977
Calgary Stampeders 1978-1979
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1979
Calgary Stampeders 1980
Ottawa Rough Riders 1981-1983

the first officially given the name "Mr. Irrelevant"

died of a heart attack at age 49

8. 1985 Topps USFL #73 Tyrone McGriff


1980 #333 Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers 1980-1982
played USFL 1983-1985

died of a heart attack at age 42

9. 1991 JOGO #171 Norman Jefferson


1987 #335 Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers 1987-1988
British Columbia Lions 1990-1991

10. 1990 Score - The Final Five #B2 Demetrius Davis


1990 #331 Los Angeles Raiders

never played in NFL
played in WLAF 1991-1992
played in NFL Europe 1995-1996

died of a massive heart attack at age 45

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Comments

Sep. 21, 2017 - 9:58AM
falconsbackyard

This is a great collection. Kelvin Kirk has a 1982 CFL Jogo card:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CFL-1982-JOGO-Ottawa-Rough-Riders-Football-Card-Kelvin-Kirk-Dayton-/311948369887?hash=item48a1925fdf:g:8Z8AAOSwWf9ZpHis

Also, you have to include Paul Salata (1950 Bowman) since he invented the tradition!

 

Oct. 19, 2017 - 3:29AM
spazmatastic

It's amazing how many of these final draft picks really did nothing in the NFL and so many undrafted "free agents" have done so much more in their football careers. Then again, we could have a 1st Round DP Busts list that looks even worse!

BTW, where are 2013, 2014 and 2016 Mr. Irrelevant's? ;)

Oct. 19, 2017 - 8:58PM
C2Cigars

@spazmatastic; Justice Cunningham (2013), Lonnie Ballentine (2014), and Kalan Reed (2016) never had a card issued.  Hard to believe with the number of cards produced for draftees.

Oct. 19, 2017 - 10:39PM
spazmatastic

I agree that it's hard to believe. I'm even surprised there are no AU cards of them.



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