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1962: Best Football Design of the Decade?
1960 marked the start of an important growth period in professional football with the addition of a new team in the south (the Dallas Cowboys) and the advent of the American Football League which began a competition for the country's best players and instigated a salary war. In an historic move, new NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle cut a television deal that ensured that small market teams could share in the overall revenue, which contributed to the long-term health of the league. Many collectors have commented on the beauty of the 1962 NFL football set with its dark borders and black and white...
Spotlight On: Billy "White Shoes" Johnson
One of the more electrifying players of the 70s and 80s was Billy “White Shoes” Johnson. His “colorful” name conjures up images of his even more colorful touchdown dance the Funky Chicken. I have never been able to find anyone that did a regular end zone dance after scoring a touchdown before him so he gets the title as being the first. The nickname originated at Chichester High School in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania where he dyed his shoes as part of a dare. In the pros he continued to wear white shoes and was in the habit of heavily taping his...
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