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The 1962 season began with high hopes with coach Red Hickey calling the team the best he has ever coached. But once the season began, injuries took an immediate toll. Star lineman Bob St. Claire went down with an achilles tendon and star halfback Bill Kilmer broke his leg in a car accident when driving into the San Francisco Bay. Their 6-8 record in 1962 dropped to 2-12 in 1963 as more injuries piled up, with Kilmer missing the whole year, starting QB John Brodie breaking is arm, and several defensive starters going down with knee injuries. As dissension seeped...
If you enjoyed the first RetroCard series on the 72 Cowboys, there is more where that came from. In honor of the Cowboys 1971 Super Bowl victory, RetroCards releases the 1972 Series II set. Series II leaves few stones unturned with more key players, unsung heroes, and Hall of Famers. The set includes: Gloster Richardson, Blaine Nye, Forrest Gregg, Rodney Wallace, Cliff Harris, Billy Truax, Charlie Waters, Billy Parks, Jack Concannon, D.D. Lewis, Tody Smith, Tony Liscio, Don Talbert, plus a Roger Staubach All-Pro card, a team champions card, and "In Action" cards of Lance Alworth and Chuck Howley. Order here!...
The Cowboys had finally won the big one in 1971 after five straight disappointing post season losses. Tex Schramm put the crowbar in the old wallet and put together a team that couldn’t possibly lose. Yet had it not been for Roger Staubach, they probably would have lost. Coach Landry made the decision to start Staubach over Craig Morton and the Cowboys never looked back. Every starter on offense consisted of and All-Pro, a Pro Bowler (at one time or another), and/or a future Hall of Famer. Even late insurance pick up Forrest Gregg, was a shoe-in Hall of...
The history of 1960s pro basketball shows a sport at the beginning of a big rise. The pro game began to develop as more athletic and physical players arrived on the scene. The new American Basketball Association challenged the old guard NBA and a flood of new players that never would have had a chance in pro ball, found spots on rosters. History has shown that any 7-foot basketball player – no matter what their skill level is – is always in demand. “Maybe we can hone his skills. Maybe we can control him. Maybe we can design a role...
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