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2020 February -

If you were lucky enough to get the last pack of Bazooka gum from the candy store between 1959 and 1971, you may have found a baseball or football card on the back to cut out.  Cards varied from year to year in size and style and are rarities for today's collectors. Those who have an interest in the early days of the Cowboys know how late in the game they joined the NFL during the 1960 season.  It was so late that they were not able to participate in that year’s draft and had to rely on the expansion...

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2020 February -

The 1962 NFL season was dominated by the Green Bay Packers who, at 13–1, exemplified what may have been the strongest Lombardi team ever. A Thanksgiving drubbing by the second strongest team, the Detroit Lions, barely slowed them down. The competition for players with the three-year old American Football League began to heat up as television ratings continued to rise. This final set in the 1963 series offers team highlights and playoff cards to complement RetroCards 14 expansive team sets. Cards included are: NFL Championship, NFL Pro Bowl, NFL Playoff Bowl, Wrapper Card, the new Hall of Fame, Jim Taylor...

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2020 January -

The Kansas City Chiefs of 1968 put a team on the field that went 12–2 and had 10 All-Stars but couldn't advance past the first round of the playoffs, losing to arch rivals the Oakland Raiders. In 1969, one of the toughest defenses ever led the team to Super Bowl IV. The defense led the AFL in fewest rushing and passing yards allowed and the offense kept rolling even when Len Dawson went down with an injury. In the playoffs, they won on the road to the the defending champs the Jets and despite losing to the hated Raiders twice...

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2020 January -

The 1966 Rams finally took a step into winning territory under first year head coach George Allen with an 8–6 record. The former underachieving Rams improved to 11–1–2 in 1967 and 10–3–1 in 1968, miking them one of league's best. Though they did not qualify for the playoff in 1968 despite their 10-win season, the Rams had put together one of the most talented rosters in the NFL. Offensively, the Rams had balance and depth but it was the defensive unit that captured headlines with the Fearsome Foursome. Deacon Jones, Merlin Olsen, Roger Brown, and Lamar Lundy plus up-and-comers Gregg...

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2020 January -

Our last entry for 2019 mentions more losses from the past year: Ed Simonini, Andy Etchenbarren , Mike Reilly, Willie Brown, Bernie Parrish, George Tarasovic, Ron Fairly , Bill Koman, Dean Prentice, Jim LeClair, Dan McGrew, Fred Cox, Walter White , MacArthur Lane, Pat Sullivan, Caroll Spinney , Cas Banaszak, Peter Mayhew, McKeon Philip, Dave Parks, Georgia Engel, Eddie Money, Rusty Hilger, Lam Jones, Pumpsie Green, Jan Michael Vincent, Arte Johnson, Bill Macy and Elbert Dubenion. This brief mention is a slight wink and nod to the many sports heroes and pop culture figures who have colored our world. Happy...

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2019 December -

This second part of Those We've Lost in 2019 covers a wide mix of sports players, pop musicians, and tv personalities.  Part two of those we lost in 2019 are: Bobby Dillon, E.J. Holub, Keith Lincoln, Vince Costello, John Ralston, Bill Stacy, Nick Buoniconti, Bart Starr, Tommy Brooker, Jerry Rook, Bob Rule, Larry Garron, Bill Buckner, Peggy Lipton, Valerie Harper, Tom Polanic, Jim Langer, Denise Nickerson, Joe Grzenda, Tome Phoebus, Sam Davis, Jack Dolbin, Mike Thomas, Donnie Green, Katherine Helmond, Rik Ocasek, Wally Chambers, Jim Pettie, Brian Bennett, and Ray Peters.

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2019 December -

As we approach the end of another year and another decade, RetroCards will take the space of the next couple of posts to honor some our childhood heroes from the sports and pop culture worlds. We are starting to lose our heroes at an alarming rate. Part one of those we lost in 2019 are: Mel Stottlemyre, Bob Kuechenberg, Roy Hilton, Turk Schoenert, Jimmy Rayl, Joe O’Donnell, Wade Wilson, Glen Ray Hines, Frank Robinson, Peter Tork, Cedrick Hardman, Nate Ramsey, Willie Ellison, Anthony Dickerson, Clem Daniels, Ordell Braase, Joe Bellino, Jim Holt, John Havlicek, Forrest Gregg, Dan LaRose, Gino Marchetti, Bob Zeman, Tim Conway, Jim Bouton, Walt Michaels, Bert Rechichar, Cliff Branch, Jack Rudolph, Jumpin' Jackie Jackson, and Arnie Brown.

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2019 December -

My wonderful and protected world of the 1970s was made for me by a good family, a collection of quality friends and an involved neighborhood. The television we watched reflected this world and Mister Rogers Neighborhood was the perfect complement. Unlike the sugar-rush pace of cartoons and children's programming today, Mister Rogers was calm, collected, mellow, and thought provoking. The goal of his program was to give an expression of care every day to each child to help him realize that he is unique. He said to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee in 1969, “If we in public television can...

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