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1991

 

 

1991 WLAF Opening Day Poster with photo of Surge QB Mike Elkins (signed) in opening game vs. Skyhawks & Team Photographer Tim Boggs Photo Pass

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1991 Surge Promotional Poster (#44 of 50) signed by nearly the entire team

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1991 Game Used Riddell VSR-1 Helmet
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1991 Surge Unused Riddell VSR-1 Helmet (w/ stickers and paperwork)

 

 

1991 Surge Replica Helmet in original box

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Sacramento Surge Flight Case (Ryan Lebeau scratched on it)
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1991 Surge Signed Card #23 Mel Farr FB/TE

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1991 Surge Team Issued Home Jersey #26 Victor Floyd RB

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Floyd jersey (back)

1991 Surge Game Used Pants #28 Tony Burse FB/TE

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1991 Surge Team Issued Away Jersey #33 Greg Coauette SS

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Coauette (back)

 

1991 Surge Team Issued Pants #35 (preseason player?)

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1991 Surge Team Issued Away Jersey #39

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1991 Surge Team Issued Home Jersey #45 Tom Gerhart FS

Returned to Tom Gerhart in June 2013!

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Gerhart jersey (back)

1991 Surge Team Issued Home Jerseys #56 Tim Moore LB (teal and golden collars, one with Wilson tag)

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Tim Moore Jersey (back)
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1991 Surge Home Jersey #56 Tim Moore (teal collar)
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Moore jersey (back)
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1991 Surge Team Issued Home Jersey #57 Matti Lindholm LB (Operation Discovery Player - Finland)

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Lindhom Jersey (back)

1991 Surge Team Issued Away Jersey #63

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#63 (back)

1991 Surge Team Issued Home Jersey & signed card #77 Shawn Knight DE (*note: teal collar)

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Knight Jersey (back)
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Shawn Knight DE signed card

 

 

1991 Surge Team Issued Home Jersey #84 Paul Smith WR (teal collar)

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1991 Surge Team Issued Home Jersey #88 Sam Archer WR

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1991 Surge Team Issued Home Jersey #95 Kubanai Kalombo DE

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1991 Surge Game Used Home Jersey #96 Nate Hill NT and Home Jersey Namplate

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Nate Hill Jersey (back)
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1991 Surge Pants
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1991 Surge Game Used Pants
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American Airlines Team Cards
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1991 Surge 3-Panel Ball with signatures
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1991 Surge 3-Panel Ball with signatures (panel 2)
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KRAK Budweiser Sticker
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1991 Media Guide
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1991 Booster Club Patch
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1991 Surge Booster Club

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Wincraft Surge Pennant

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Rawlings Surge Jersey #81 (Sacramento?)

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1991 Surge Tile

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1991 Surge Mug

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1991 Surge Schedule Poster

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1991 Surge Tickets

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Ticket Stub 3-23-91 vs Raleigh-Durham
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Ticket Stubs (5-4-91)
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Ticket Stub (5-18-91) vs London
   

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Surge Helmet Sticker Set

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1991 Surge Hat
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1991 Surge Team Photo signed by Jim Criner
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Jim Criner signature

Gametime Magazine Sacramento Surge vs London Monarchs signed by 4 Monarchs and 4 Surge players (May 18, 1991)

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SS Greg Coauette, DE Shawn Knight and CB Mike Wallace signatures
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LB Pete Najarian signature

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1991 Surge Coach's Sweater
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1991 Surge Sweatshirt (UK)

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1991 Surge Pro Player Jacket
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1991 Pro Player Jacket (back)
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1991 Innaugural Game T Shirt
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1991 Innaugural Game T Shirt (back)
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1991 Surge Logo T (2 copies)
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1991 Surge Helmet T Shirt

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Surge T Shirt

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1991 Surge T Shirt
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Surge Zoner T Shirt
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Surge-On Generals Smock
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Surge-On Smock Generals logo

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Gameday Program (3-23-91) vs Raleigh Durham (3 copies)
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Gameday Magazine (April 13, 1991) vs Frankfurt
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Gameday Magazine (April 27, 1991) vs Barcelona
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Gameday Magazine (May 4, 1991) vs Montreal
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Gameday Magazine (May 18, 1991) vs London

1991 Surge Promo Photos

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1991 Surge Bleachers Sports Pub Seat Cushions (2)
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1992

1992 Surge Poster signed by 40+ players and staff including #73 Bill Goldberg, Coach Kay Stephenson and #18 David Archer

(Team photographer Tim Boggs personally acquired all of the signatures during the 1992 season)

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1992 Surge "Sac Attack" Limited Edition Lithograph Signed and Numbered by the artist Matthew Holmes (A/P 44 of 50)

(Owned by team photographer Tim Boggs)

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World Bowl '92 Poster signed by World Bowl 92 MVP QB David Archer and QB Scott Mitchell

(with signed photo of Archer at the Press Conference)

 

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1992 Surge Helmet signed by the Surge Front Office Staff including Jack Youngblood (NFL HOF 2001)

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NFL HOF DE Jack Youngblood signature

 

1992 Surge Game Used Helmet

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1992 Surge Home Jersey Nameplate #2/3 John Nies P

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1992 John Nies P Nameplate

1992 Surge Fan 3-Panel Ball (signed #18), Home and Away Team Issued Jerseys #8 David Archer QB. Archer wore #8 for the first two games in 1992 but went to #18 in the 3rd game.

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David Archer nameplate

1992 Sacramento Surge Riddell Pro Line Helmet in its original box signed by David Archer

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1992 Surge Team Issued Home Jersey #15 Cary Blanchard K

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Home Jersey #15 (back)

 

1992 Surge Game Used Pants #22 David "Junior" Robinson DB

(who is #99 and #36 on the belt?) 

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1992 Surge Game Used World Bowl '92 Jersey #23 Mike Pringle RB (signed by Pringle)

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Pringle Jersey (back)
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#23 Pringle signature (on back - close up)
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#23 Pringle World Bowl Jersey Patch

 

 

1992 Surge Signed Card #27 Herb Welch DB

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1992 Surge World Bowl Game Used Helmet #55 Mike Jones LB (alternate facemask)

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Mike Jones Helmet (label inside)

 1992 Surge 2 8 x 10s & Team Issued Home Jersey #73 Bill Goldberg DT (signed by Goldberg) 

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Bill Goldberg 8x10

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1992 Surge Team Issued Home Jersey #89 Anthony Green WR

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Green Jersey (back)

1992 Surge Team Issued Away Jersey #93 George Bethune DE

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Bethune Jersey (back)

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1992 Media Guide

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1992 Surge Ticket Information Flyer
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1992 Surge Flyer (inside)

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1992 Surge Eddie Brown WR fan jersey by Topley (UK)
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Brown fan jersey (back)

 

1992 California Girls Cheerleaders

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1992 Cheerleader Picture
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1992 North American West Champs Shirt
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World Bowl 1992 Champs (back)
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1992 Surge T (grey) by Logo 7
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1992 Surge Helmet T-Shirt
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1992 Surge Seat Cushion
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1992 Booster Club
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1992 Booster Club Patch
 
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1992 World Bowl Champs Steins (2 front and back)

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1992 Surge Playbook

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1992 Surge Pennant

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1992 Wincraft Surge Pin

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1992 Surge Team Schedule Poster
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1992 Surge Team Schedule (signed by Bill Goldberg)
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Bill Goldberg signatures (2- 1 smeared) & DB Junior Robinson #42
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1992 Surge Division Champs Hat
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1992 Surge Pocket Schedule
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1992 World Bowl Champions Team Photo

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GameTime Magazine - Inaugural Game

Birmingham at Sac 3-21-92 Logos

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Gameday Magazine (May 4, 1991) vs Montreal
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GameTime Magazine (4-11-92) vs Riders
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Gameday Magazine (May 9, 1992) vs Galaxy
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Gameday Magazine (May 16, 1992) vs Ohio
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Tickets (4-11-92) vs Riders (unused) 2 sets
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Surge Ticket Stub (3-14-92) vs Montreal
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1992 Surge Ticket (May 9) vs Frankfurt
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Ticket Stub (5-9-92) vs Frankfurt
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1992 Surge Ticket (May 16) vs Ohio
 

1993 - 1994

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The Sacramento Gold Miners were originally the Sacramento Surge of the World League of American Football, which was owned by Fred Anderson. When the World League of American Football folded, he took the opportunity to start another Sacramento team called the "Gold Miners" in the Canadian Football League when they decided to have American teams in 1993. The two teams could be seen as one and the same; the two entities had the same colors, owner, head coach (Kay Stephenson), and they had in common several players and administrators that played for both the Surge and the Gold Miners. These players included starting quarterback David Archer, Rod Harris (WR), George Bethune (DT), Mike Oliphant (RB) and Mike Pringle (RB). Kerwin Bell, the star quarterback of the Orlando Thunder, was the backup quarterback to Archer. One notable team administrator was Jack Youngblood, who was the Gold Miners' Director of Marketing in 1993 and 1994, which was a similar post he held with the Surge in 1991 and 1992.

When the 1993 CFL season started, the Gold Miners, with an all-US staff, took some time to learn the intricacies of Canadian football. But the team was fortunate enough to have leadership from Archer and got great plays from Harris. In their first season, the Sacramento Gold Miners entered the CFL history books by:

  • Becoming the first American team to play in the CFL.
  • Becoming the first American team to host a CFL game, against the Calgary Stampeders (losing 38-36) on July 17.
  • Becoming the first American team to record a win in the CFL, against the Saskatchewan Roughriders (winning 37-26) on July 24. (However, they were not the first American team to win against a CFL team.)  (wikipedia.org)


1993 Gold Miners Game Used Helmet

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1993 Gold Miners Game Used Helmet
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1993 Kay Stephenson Signed Business Card

1993 Goldminers Autograph Ball

signed by Dave Archer, Carl Parker, Mike Pringle + 5 more

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 1993 Gold Miners Fan Club T-Shirt signed by 28 players and staff including owners Fred and Jim Anderson, David Archer, Kerwin Bell, Carl Parker and Coach Kay Stephenson

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1993 Goldminers Game Used Pants #18 David Archer QB

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1993 Gold Miners Game Used Away Jersey #79 Vance Hammond DT

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1993 Gold Miners Game Used Away Jersey #82 Myron Wise WR

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1993 Gold Miners Game Used Pants #86 Carl Parker WR

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1993 CFL Flyer signed by Archer, Parker & Couette
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1993 Gold Miners Media Guide
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1993 Goldminers Packet
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1993 Gold Miners Souvenir Magazine
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1993 Gold Miners Souvenir Magazine (signed by David Archer, Doug Flutie +14)
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Doug Flutie signature +4
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1993 Gold Miners T Shirt
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1993 Gold Miners Hat with CFL tag
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1993 Gold Miners Fuddruckers Pennant

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1993 Gold Miners Team Photo (signed by 10)
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2 signatures on the back
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1993 Gold Miners Dance Team Photo (signed by 2 dancers)
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1993 Gold Miners Cards

1994

1994 Gold Miners Game Used Away Jersey #7 Tony Hargain WR

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1994 Sacramento Gold Miners Media Guide
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1994 Gold Miners Cards (26 cards)
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July 8, 1994 vs Posse
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August 18. 1994 vs Eskimos
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September 2, 1994 vs Eskimos
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September 24, 1994 vs Stampeders
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October 8, 1994 vs Argonauts
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1994 Goldminers Preseason Ticket (June 18 vs Calgary)

1995

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The San Antonio Texans were a Canadian Football League (CFL) team that played in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, in the 1995 CFL season. They had relocated from Sacramento, California, where the team had been called the Sacramento Gold Miners. After relocating, the team still had the same ownership in Fred Anderson and the same staff, including General Manager Dan Bass and Head Coach Kay Stephenson.

In the 1993 season there were supposed to be two U.S. teams in the CFL, the Sacramento Gold Miners and the San Antonio Riders; however, the original San Antonio Riders franchise folded without ever playing when its owner, Larry Benson, ran out of money and was forced to withdraw. After two seasons (1993 and 1994) in Sacramento, it was the Gold Miners who then became San Antonio's team as the Texans. The Gold Miners/Texans franchise thus played three seasons (five if the Texans' WLAF incarnation, the Sacramento Surge, is also counted), one of them as the Texans, before folding in 1995.

The team moved to San Antonio and became the Texans for the 1995 CFL season. Anderson decided to fold the team at the end of the season after Memphis Mad Dogs, Shreveport Pirates and Birmingham Stallions all folded and the Stallions relocated to Montreal to become the new Alouettes. Anderson did not want to be the only remaining American CFL owner. (wikipedia.org)

Notable Players and Staff

  • Mike Kiselak (San Antonio Riders and Sacramento Gold Miners)
  • Kay Stephenson (Coach of Sacramento Surge and Sacramento Gold Miners)
  • David Archer (Sacramento Surge and Sacramento Gold Miners)
  • Joe Ferguson (Yes, that Joe Ferguson from the Buffalo Bills, hired to QB at 45 years old!)
  • Jimmy Kemp (Sacramento Gold Miners)
  • Malcolm Frank (Orlando Thunder and Sacramento Gold Miners)
  • Judd Garrett (London Monarchs and Las Vegas Posse)
  • Guy Morriss (Former head coach at Baylor University)
  • Mike Riley (Named head coach of initial CFL team in 1993 before the team folded. Original San Antonio Riders Coach)

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1995 Texans Hat
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back of hat
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1995 San Antonio Texans Media Guide

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1995 Texans Card Set
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1995 San Antonio Texans 8x10
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1995 Texans Roster from the CFL

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