The 1963 NFL season was dominated by the Chicago Bears and their stifling defense. One of the only defenses in history to lead the league in fewest rushing yards, fewest passing yards, and fewest total yards, as well as fewest points allowed. Offensively, they only averaged 3.4 yards per rush and Bill Wade’s “wounded duck” passes continued the tradition of hapless quarterbacking for the franchise. Nonetheless, they deserve recognition for being one of the best teams ever. The team finished with an 11-1-2 record and defeated the favored New York Giants on a frigid December day 14-10.
RetroCards presents this 26-card set in the 1963 design collectors love. The set features eight players who never had a Bears card, and six of those players never had a card at all. Bears collectors will love to see cards of Bob Kilcullen, Larry Glueck, Dave Whitsell, Bo Farrington, Tom Bettis, Charlie Bivins, Rick Casares, Mike Pyle, Willie Galimore, Ronnie Bull, Art Anderson, Bob Wetoska, J.C. Caroline, Rudy Bukich, Stan Fanning, Angelo Coia, Maury Youmans, Bennie McRae, Ed O’Bradovich, Fred Williams, Bobby Joe Green, Rosey Taylor, Jim Cadile, Stan Jones, Joe Marconi, and of course the old man – Papa Bear Halas! Order yours here.