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Dallas: Football and Hockey Sports Card Collection

Updated on August 20, 2016

Dallas Sports and their Stars

Dallas Cowboys Football (Star on the helmet)

Texas is among the largest United States and I do not know what it is about the state that has drawn me to their professional sport organizations. I can say that the friends that I grew up in New Jersey were big Dallas Cowboy fans but my Cowboy loyalty stems from the Thanksgiving Day football games when Dallas and Detroit were always among the four teams to play on television. It was easy for a young man to be drawn to a team that was considered America's team with great colors and a big star on their helmet. That was the on the surface and the deeper I dug into myself, as a man, the more I realized that my personality matched my anticipated meaning of the star worn on the helmets of the Dallas Cowboys.

They were hard working and loyal men that coached and played for America's team and never seemed to give up under any circumstance (Roger Staubach, Robert Newhouse, the Pearson receivers). It also never hurt that the Cowboy cheerleaders wore very skimpy clothes and were the only sports poster you could find in the mall. When you sum it all up I was a hard working heterosexual teenage boy who saw a team in a game I enjoyed and began following that team. So I understand why I like the Cowboys and I understand why I stayed with them to current day as my team of choice. What I do not understand is why everyone asks me how a guy that grew up near the beach in a New York sports market could like a team from Texas.

Dallas Stars Ice Hockey (team name)

Texas hockey was not televised in my teenage days but I have always loved the game. It is true that I grew up a few blocks from the beach but it is also true that I grew up a few blocks from a lake (specifically - Sunset Lake). While the ocean was for Summer the lake was certainly for the Winter. It was the lake where I spent most of my winters (after I finished shoveling the side walks). The lake would freeze, our skates went on and off we went. We did not care the time nor the weather but we always went to the lake in the Winter season.

It was there that I began playing ice hockey and began following the professional sport. For Ice Hockey I actually started with the New York Islanders and followed them until the Colorado Rockies moved to New Jersey and became the Devil's (New Jersey did not have a team until 1982). As a long time Devil's fan (Dallas did not get a Ice Hockey team until 1993 when the Minnesota North Stars moved to Dallas) I followed the team and the statistics. When the North Stars became the Stars in Dallas, I became an instant NHL fan. Along with the Stars was their franchise player Mike Modano who was also their first draft choice. If you thought it was tough to like a team from Dallas living in a New York sports market, just try telling Philadelphia sports fans you like the Devil's or the Stars.

The Cowboys in National Football League - HOF

Dallas Football and the Star
Dallas Football and the Star | Source
Roger Staubach class of 1985, Tony Dorsett class of 1994, Troy Aikman class of 2006,    Michael Irvin class of 2007, Emmitt Smith class of 2010, Deion Sanders class of 2011
Roger Staubach class of 1985, Tony Dorsett class of 1994, Troy Aikman class of 2006, Michael Irvin class of 2007, Emmitt Smith class of 2010, Deion Sanders class of 2011 | Source

The Quarterback Men Behind The Star

Roger Staubach - While I do not remember when Roger (Quarterback position and wore number 12) took over the starting QB position, I do remember many come back wins. The memory I have of Staubach throwing the Hail Mary pass to number 88 Pearson in the 1975 playoff game (Dallas vs Minnesota) will be forever etched in my mind as I watched that game.


  • 11 NFL seasons for the Dallas Cowboys
  • 57% career completion percentage
  • 153 touchdowns
  • 109 interceptions
  • 83.4 career passing rating
  • 1 Super Bowl victory
  • 1985 NFL Hall of Fame inductee


Troy Aikman - The thing that impressed me the most after watching the entire career of Troy (Quarterback position and wore number 8) was his completion percentage in the Super Bowl wins and his ability to read defenses. Never the most mobile of quarterbacks but really good accuracy and a strong arm.


  • 12 NFL seasons with the Dallas Cowboys
  • 61.5 % career completion percentage
  • 165 touchdowns
  • 141 interceptions
  • 81.6 career passing rating
  • 3 Super Bowl victories
  • 2006 NFL Hall of Fame inductee

The Cowboys QB Career Recap

player
super bowl
rank
Roger Staubach - played in two super bowls
8 career touchdowns
3rd
Troy Aikman - played in three super bowls
4 career touchdowns in a game
3rd (tie with 2 players)
 
1.25 - lowest interception rate (80 completions, 1 interception)
3rd
 
10 consecutive completions in a game
2nd (tie with 2 players)
 
70% completion percentage career
1st

The Stars in the National Hockey League - HOF

1989 Minnesota North Stars number 9 Mike Modano - rookie card
1989 Minnesota North Stars number 9 Mike Modano - rookie card | Source
1999 Dallas Stars number 9 Mike Modano
1999 Dallas Stars number 9 Mike Modano | Source

The Center of The Stars

Mike Modano - While I would have loved to have seen Mike (Center position and number 9) play in a game, I began following this all time leading scorer for American born ice hockey players shortly after the Minnesota North Stars moved to Dallas and became the Dallas Stars. While Mike did not finish his career with the Stars, he will certainly be a member of the NHL Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility (2014).

Number 9, however, is not my favorite ice hockey number. The number 92 is my favorite all time numbered jersey.


  • 1499 NHL games with the Prince Albert Raiders (WHL), Minnesota North Stars (NHL), Dallas Stars (NHL) and Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
  • 561 goals
  • 813 assists
  • 1374 points
  • 1 Stanley Cup Championship
  • 2014 NHL Hall of Fame inductee (June 2014)

The Stars 1999 Playoff Recap

player
playoff statistics
stanley cup
Mike Modano
23 games played, 5 goals, 18 assists
number 9 played center
Brett Hull
22 games played, 8 goals, 7 assists
number 22 played wing
Mike Modano and Shawn Chambers were the only two players from the original Minnesota North Stars team

2007 NHL - Modano is Number 1 American Scorer

EA Sports for American Football

EA Sports American Football games and number 92
EA Sports American Football games and number 92 | Source

NFL PLayers That Wore Number 92

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player  
last team  
last year  
Michael Strahan
NY Giants
2007
Reggie White
Carolina Panthers
2000

NHL PLayers That Wore Number 92

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player  
last team  
last year  
Gabriel Landeskog
Colorado Avalanche
2012
Guillaume Lefebvre
Boston Bruins
2010
Michael Nylander
Washington Capitals
2009

Famous Dallas Stars

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dallas  
football  
ice hockey  
cheerleaders
Troy Aikman
Brett Hull
Jerry Jones
Emmitt Smith
Mike Modano
Jimmy Johnson
Michael Irvin
ice girls

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