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In 1961 Fleer issued a football set including both NFL and AFL players. This was the only year that both Topps and Fleer released a set with players from both leagues. In 1962 and 1963 Fleer would focus their sets on AFL players before getting the NFL contract for 1964-1967. The original 1961 Fleer set is a lovely looking set that is clean and backed with minimal bio information on the backs. At 220 cards covering both leagues, several key players didn’t have a card issued in this set which is where RetroCards comes in. In the first of several...
The Steelers surprised many fans by posting a 9-5 record in 1962. Bobby Layne ended his career as the NFL all-time leader in touchdowns as he led the Steelers to three straight wins at the end of the season to take second place in the Eastern Conference. John Henry Johnson, Ernie Stautner, and Big Daddy Lipscomb, though aging, came through with tough performances and Buddy Dial was now a top receiver By 1963, the Steelers were still holding steady thanks to a league-leading three tie games to give them a 7-4-3 record. RetroCards offers custom collectors an additional 18 cards...
Small athletes in professional sports always seem to grab attention. Tyrone “Muggsy” Bougues and Spud Webb were regularly featured in magazines and articles due to being very short basketball players. Both had long careers and the novelty of a short basketball player always drew laughs. The most famous short athlete has to be Eddie Gaedel of the St. Louis Browns who at 3’ 7” was the subject of one of the strangest stunts in professional sports. Though he would probably prefer to be remembered more for his playing than his height, wide receiver and kick returner Reggie Smith played parts...
Books have been written about Milwaukee’s love affair with the Braves and the heartbreak the city went through when they left for Atlanta in 1966. The arrival of the Milwaukee Brewers in 1970 quelled the pain but there is still a very special spot in the hearts of many Wisconsinites for their Braves. Milwaukee’s only World Series Victory came in 1957, when they toppled the mighty New York Yankees and RetroCards fittingly has chosen the ’57 Braves as their first Baseball set with a special 20-card collection. New cards in the 1957 baseball style include Jack Dittmer, Red Schoendienst, Nippy...
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