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Herb White: Dunker Extraordinaire
One of the best sport magazines I ever read was Sports Illustrated's The Most Overrated And Underrated (August 27, 2001). This very entertaining feature approaches some sports figures and events from a different perspective and dispels some sports myths in the process, rating the most overrated and underrated quarterbacks, sports rivalries, baseball player, sports flake, heavyweight champion, quote, etc… One interesting category is for the Most Overrated / Underrated Dunker by Alexander Wolff. This of course refers to dunking a basketball which has become that sport's “homerun." The Overrated Dunker award was not a surprise. It was awarded to “the...
Cowboys Get One Step Closer To A Championship
1971 is the year the Cowboys finally made it to the Super Bowl, following a 10-4 season in 1970. It seems strange now to think that Cowboys were the NFL's most prolific losers, having lost the Championships in 1966 and 1967 to the Green Bay Packers, losing the Conference Playoff game against the Cleveland Browns in 1968 and 1968 and finally, losing Super Bowl V in 1970 to the Baltimore Colts, a game they had no business losing. The 1971 cards reflect the 1970 season that led to that horrible last game called the Blunder Bowl, played on January 17,...
Moses' Move To The NBA Commemorated By RetroCards
The first player to enter Pro Basketball straight out of high school, Moses Malone was one of the great proto-typical centers in the NBA. Having signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Maryland in 1974, he was drafted by the ABA's Utah Stars, who he signed a $1 million contract with. The Stars folded the following year and Malone signed with the exciting Spirits Of St. Louis, where he played for one season as well. At that point the ABA-NBA merger happened and Malone was placed in the dispersal draft despite his NBA rights being owned by...
1967 Raiders Go To The Super Bowl
After toiling for seven year with no post-season appearances to date, the Raiders finally put together that championship team, by posting a 13-1 record. 1967 would be the year the Raiders would win the AFL Championship, and represent the league in Super Bowl II. The attractive 1967 AFL Raiders team set is one of the most popular in the hobby, and Retrocards now supplements that set with an 18-card set of its own. Superstars represented in this set include George Blanda and Willie Brown, in their first years as Raiders, and Eugene Upshaw, in his would-be rookie card. Other well-known...
Black Borders Are Back in 1985
The 1985 Dallas Cowboys season marked the last time in the Landry-era the team had a winning record as well as made the playoffs. Fans hoped that many of the younger players would step up to become perennial Pro Bowlers but unfortunately for Cowboys fans, that never happened. This RetroCards set features many players from the 1984 team and a couple of new comers. This set was striking with a solid black border and horizontal style. The large-scale lettering for the player name is a real change from most other designs where the focus was the team name. Starters such...
Electric Football Beats Any Video Game For Some Diehards
In a time long ago, before video games, there were artifacts know as "board games." They came in colorful boxes, had pieces and playing cards, and you played them with other people in the same room. Above are the football board games I grew up with and I am proud to say I introduced my two boys to my original electric football set (which was given to me by my much older neighbor when he tired of it). Ebay is loaded with this kind of stuff and there has been a run on these types of games for not only...
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