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Two old school baseball players from the 70s and 80s that I grew up admiring were Rick Monday and Jay Johnstone. Neither played for my hometown team but as I collected baseball cards, those two players always stood out to me. When the Los Angeles Dodgers made their World Series run in 1981 I had fun watching Monday and Johnstone make big contributions on the road to the Dodgers World Series victory. I’ve always been partial to role players and Johnstone and Monday were unlikely heroes on a team chock full of stars and great players. That Dodger team seemed...
Those small football sets of the 1960s just left collectors wanting more. This special Packer set gives sports fans and additional 18 cards that were not in the original 1962 set. This set is considered one of the finest sets of the 60's with it's sharp black borders, colored posed shot, and black and white action photos. Players included are: Herb Adderley, Gary Barnes, Ed Blaine, Willie Davis, Ken Iman, Ron Kostelnik, Jerry Kramer, Ron Kramer, Norm Masters, Ray Nitschke, Elijah Pitts, John Roach, Bob Skoronski, John Symank, Emlen Tunnell, Jesse Whittenton, Willie Wood, and coach Vince Lombardi are...
Early Cowboys fans probably remember a 20th round draft pick in 1962 from Southern Illinois named Amos Bullocks. He gained almost 2,500 yards rushing and scored 32 touchdowns in three collegiate seasons. He was also named All-Illinois Intercollegiate Conference three times and back of the year in 1960. Drafted simultaneously by the Buffalo Bills of the AFL, he chose signing with the Cowboys, adding depth at the halfback position behind Don Perkins. Bullocks' size and speed made him a valuable player running the ball, catching passes out of the backfield, and returning kick offs. One of the many joys of...
The 1961 Cleveland Browns season was lucrative and exciting but their 8–5–1 record was only good enough for third place in the NFL Eastern Division and they missed the playoffs. Offensively they cruised behind leading rusher Jim Brown and leading passer Milt Plum. Of note was the sale of the team to group led by Art Modell in March of 1961. 1962 would garner another mediocre season (7–6–1) as the Browns would trade away star runner/receiver Bobby Mitchell for newly drafted Ernie Davis, who would die of leukemia before every playing a down in the NFL. Nonetheless, the Browns fielded...
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