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The 1958 season was definitely a low point in the storied history of the Green Bay Packers. After a disappointing 3-9 season, and a sixth place finish in the NFL’s Western Division in 1957, head coach Lisle Blackbourn resigned after four seasons. Enter Raymond “Scooter” McLean, who had been a Packers interim coach for two games in 1953, to take over the mantle of command for the 1958 season. Although hope springs eternal, the Packers would sink even deeper with a 1-10-1 record and a last place finish. As the saying goes, “it is always darkest before the dawn.” Despite...
Perhaps the most deserving of any former professional athlete who has not been inducted to the Hall Of Fame is Major League Baseball star Dick Allen. Websites, blogs, and many an article have devoted time and space to this topic and RetroCards is weighing in on Dick Allen. Here's some background on Mr. Allen: Career Allen has impressive career numbers: .292 lifetime batting average, .534 slugging percentage, and an on base percentage of .378. He was known for his amazing power (351 home runs) and ability for tape measure home runs that are calculated as some of the longest ever...
The Cowboys had come within one victory of being NFL champions in 1966 and thus began a dynasty that lasted arguable until the early 1980s. The original Topps set from 1966 showcased only AFL players in an attractive horizontal TV screen design that has timeless appeal. An earlier RetroCards set featuring NFL All-Pros in this style has prompted the first team set – the Dallas Cowboys. This set reflects the accomplishments of the 1965 season and most of the player pictures feature game or sideline shots giving the TV design an added touch of reality. This Cowboys set includes all...
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