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RetroCards continues its assault on nostalgic collectors with more 1970s TV frivolity: Introducing the all-new, star-studded, big-money Match Game set! This daring and provocative collection of cards focuses on what many believe to be the best game show in television history. The 1970s version of the show is full of colorful characters, orange shag carpeting, and wide ties that will cause that funky theme song to play in your head for the first time in ages. The show was a revamped version of the black and white 60’s version of the show, but this time around, the new Match Game ’73...
As an actor, Timothy Brown is seldom recognized as a former star football player. Over shadowed by other football players-turned actor like Jim Brown and Fred Williamson, “Timmy” Brown was one of the stars of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1960s. After graduating from Ball State in Indiana in 1959, he was drafted by the Green Bay Packers. With a glut of fine running backs already on the roster, it is hard to blame Vince Lombardi for letting Timmy Brown get away. But I will blame him anyway. Imagine a “speed back” running behind the famous Packer sweep. No other...
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...
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