The Steelers surprised many fans by posting a 9-5 record in 1962. Bobby Layne ended his career as the NFL all-time leader in touchdowns as he led the Steelers to three straight wins at the end of the season to take second place in the Eastern Conference. John Henry Johnson, Ernie Stautner, and Big Daddy Lipscomb, though aging, came through with tough performances and Buddy Dial was now a top receiver
By 1963, the Steelers were still holding steady thanks to a league-leading three tie games to give them a 7-4-3 record. RetroCards offers custom collectors an additional 18 cards of players that did not appear on a card back in 1963. Players include: John Baker, George Tarasovic, John Reger, Ron Stenhouwer, Gary Ballman, Jim Bradshaw, Mike Sandusky, Joe Krupa, Clendon Thomas, Brady Keys, Bob Schmitz, Charlie Bradshaw, Harlon Hill, Myron Pottios, Terry Nofsinger, Dan James, John Powers, and Tom Tracy. Get it here.
Books have been written about Milwaukee’s love affair with the Braves and the heartbreak the city went through when they left for Atlanta in 1966. The arrival of the Milwaukee Brewers in 1970 quelled the pain but there is still a very special spot in the hearts of many Wisconsinites for their Braves. Milwaukee’s only World Series Victory came in 1957, when they toppled the mighty New York Yankees and RetroCards fittingly has chosen the ’57 Braves as their first Baseball set with a special 20-card collection.
New cards in the 1957 baseball style include Jack Dittmer, Red Schoendienst, Nippy Jones, Bob “Hurricane” Hazle, Joey Jay, Mel Roach, Hawk Taylor, Toby Atwell, Harry Hanebrink, Carl Sawatski, Bob Trowbridge, and Fred Haney. There is also a special card for radio announcer Earl Gillespie sporting a Braves uniform! Other highlight cards feature World Series moments including Hank Aaron’s home run that clinched the pennant, The Shoe Polish Incident, Lew Burdette MVP, Bushville Wins, 1957 Champions Team Card, Braves Celebrate, and a special “wax pack wrapper” card with checklist. Get your set here!