If you were lucky enough to get the last pack of Bazooka gum from the candy store between 1959 and 1971, you may have found a baseball or football card on the back to cut out. Cards varied from year to year in size and style and are rarities for today’s collectors.
Those who have an interest in the early days of the Cowboys know how late in the game they joined the NFL during the 1960 season. It was so late that they were not able to participate in that year’s draft and had to rely on the expansion draft to secure players. The pickings were slim but several able-bodied players were given tryouts and some became long-time contributors whereas some just where there for a “cup of coffee.”
This RetroCards set is styled after the 1959 football Bazooka cards and gives this first Cowboys team a close look by featuring some very obscure players, including a few who didn’t even make the team. Series One includes: Fred Cone, Bobby Gordon, L.G. DuPre, Frank Kuchta, Buzz Guy, Don Healy, Mike Falls, Ed Husman, Ray Fisher, Gerry Delucca, Bob Fry, John Gonzaga, Frank Clarke, Jim Doran, Tom Franckhauser, Gene Cronin, Dave Sherer, and Fred Dugan. Get your set here!