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The much fabled Ice Bowl (official name: 1967 NFL Championship Game) has taken on such legendary status that has been called the NFL's greatest game. Two teams battling in the most extreme of elements is what football is supposed to be about – not replay, not "touching" the passer, and not end zone celebrations with or without props. Not much need be said about the game, but this RetroCard set tells a chronological story in words and pictures. Featured heavily in this set is the fan's contribution and their resilience in –40˚F wind chills. Few people left and when the...
Jerry Rhome tore up college football at Tulsa with an offense that had did something no other team – college or pro – had dared to do. That was pass the ball ALL THE TIME. If you talk to Jerry Rhome, he has no problem discussing how Tulsa revolutionized the passing game. He ought to know. As a senior he passed for 2,870 yards and threw for 32 touchdowns (versus only 4 interceptions), narrowly losing the Heisman Trophy to Notre Dame’s John Huarte. With numbers like that, he seemed destined for the passing-crazy AFL, but he wound up a...
After going winless in their inaugural season, the Cowboys could only go in one direction. 1961 saw them get off to a quick start by going 3-1(beating the new Vikings and the lousy Steelers) before the league caught up with them. Their 4–9–1 finish was an improvement and some stars began to develop, namely Don Perkins and Frank Clarke on offense and Bob Lilly and Don Bishop on defense. Tom Landry was installing the flex defense but it would take some time before the players bought into it – let alone understand it! RetroCards designed 18 new Cowboy cards that...
By trading for Seattle's first round pick, the Cowboys added the final piece to their Super Bowl puzzle. Tony Dorsett easily took the 1977 Rookie of the Year honors as the Cowboys cruised to their second Championship on a finesse offense and the leagues best defense. Roger Staubach lead an offense that boasted a wealth of riches in Dorsett, All-Pros Drew Pearson and Billy Joe Dupree, plus important role players such as Preston Pearson, Pat Donovan, Golden Richards, and Robert Newhouse. On defense, they were even better with the most devastating pass rushers in Harvey Martin (Defensive Player Of the...
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