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2020 June -

Eddie LeBaron was well represented on several Football cards, but some were missed. An early Cowboy card from 1961 showed him in a Redskin uniform so that was corrected on the above 1961 card. Some of these samples will be future releases to check back frequently! By FRANK LITSKY APRIL 2, 2015 New York Times Eddie LeBaron, an undersize quarterback who was a college Hall of Famer, became a Marine Corps hero during the Korean War and then played in the National Football League for 11 seasons, died on Wednesday in Stockton, Calif. He was 85. His death was confirmed...

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2020 June -

Since the dawn of athletic competition, the sports world has been littered with fallen, but colorful figures.  Some make a name for themselves with stellar athletic ability while others teeter between the brink of stardom and the halls of obscurity.  The somewhat unknown Jim “King” Corcoran belongs to the latter category and was one of the more gaudy sports figures that few have ever heard of. Once called a “poor man’s Joe Namath,” Corcoran spent most of his pro football career tearing up the semi-pro Atlantic Coast Football League.  He also found success in the World Football league but only...

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2020 May -

  A Championship team two years earlier, the 1968 Buffalo Bills had the worst quarterback luck a team could have in one season. First, starter Jack Kemp and backup Tom Flores went out with injuries, then rookie Dan Darragh took a beating until his knee gave out. Kay Stephenson was next, getting knocked out with a broken collarbone. Finally running back / receiver Ed Rutkowski, a former quarterback at Notre Dame, finished the last three games of the season. Needless to say, the Bills finished with a league’s worst 1–12–1 record but it enabled them to pick USC running back...

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2020 April -

With the passing of another Lombardi-era Packer, one might take note of how many years we have behind us of wonderful sports memories, entertaining teams, and fascinating players. Willie Davis is one of those players who left a robust legacy that connected his Hall of Fame playing days with community. Drafted in 1956 by the Cleveland Browns in the 15th round, Willie was committed to two years of military service, which may account for the Browns taking him so late in the draft. After two unspectacular years in Cleveland alternating at both defensive end and offensive tackle, Willie was traded...

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2020 April -

The Decade of the 1970s never ceases to amaze and amuse sports fans.  It was a simpler time, full of quaint and heart warming stories that are still told on bar stools and in the stands of many a game.  However there were a few notorious moments that involved America's Pastime that are getting the RetroCards treatment and those are the three forfeited games in that decade:  The Washington Senators final game (1971), Ten Cent Beer Night in Cleveland (1974), and Disco Demolition Night in Chicago (1979).  Each game has its own fascinating story but what links them together is that one athlete played in all...

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2020 March -

RetroCards will continue to design, create and print old-style cards that we grew up with – we'll keep you up to date on our production lines. In the meantime, stay in and go through your old cards, put them in those vinyl pages you've been meaning to do, and watch old games on YouTube. Stay safe. I couldn't find who created this so no credit can be given, but is it me or is this Gem Mint 10 a bit off center? Value goes way up if autographed by Mr. Whipple.

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2020 March -

The passing of Cowboy great Jethro Pugh on January 7, 2015 was a reminder of some of the great players of the past who have gave many years of service but didn't quite get the recognition they probably deserved.  Jethro Pugh has often been called "the best player to never have made the Pro Bowl."  Having played on both the Doomsday I and Doomsday II defenses, he was overshadowed by Bob Lilly and George Andrie and then by Harvey Martin, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, and Randy White.  Though he played at a high level for 14 seasons, missing only 15...

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2020 February -

Wayne Gretzky played a mere 8 games for the Indianapolis Racers during the 1978-79 season in the fabled World Hockey Association.  Though, like the American Basketball Association who were absorbed by the NBA, the WHA would be absorbed by the larger, more powerful National Hockey League.  Competing leagues always make life interesting for sports fans as owners and leagues compete for the best young talent. This happened to a 17-year-old Wayne Gretzky at the perfect time - just when the WHA was nearing its end.  The 10-year personal services contract he signed was the longest at the time and he...

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