- Jan 19, 2010
My recent addition of a Matt Schaub auto card had me wondering just how many QBs the Raiders have had (that made at least 1 pass in a game, but excluding players who played other positions with the team like WR, RB, P, K, etc) and should I try to chase down as many as I can get. i've been a Raider collector since the 70s, but only recently refocused on football cards after a lengthy break for the most part, so I had most of the well known older players already. Turns out there are a LOT of back-ups too.
Jarrett Stidham happens to be the 61st Raider QB to take a snap and make a pass.
Only 13 are deceased so far, since 1960. I expected more as I was compiling the list. I do not have signatures for 7 of those already deceased and all are pretty much unknown back-ups from the 80s and back. None appeal to me, although I wouldn't mind filling in some of the guys that played in my fan range 70s-80s, like Larry Lawrence, David Humm & Rusty Hilger.
From the remaining 48 living former Raider QBs, oddly most of who I would need are guys playing after 2000. I probably have Carson Palmer, but if I don't, he'd be one to add along with Derek Carr and maybe Marcus Mariota. The rest seem boring. The ones that may interest me before 2000 are Donald Hollas and Mike Rae. I don't think the list is encouraging me to go after it to completion, but I may try to pick up a few more.