Saturday, July 22, 2017

1967 Cowboys: Beautiful In Blue

1967 Topps football cards, Dallas Cowboys. RetroCards, custom football cards

The Dallas Cowboys officially arrived in 1966 with a 10-3-1 record and won the Eastern Conference by a 1.5 game margin.  Coinciding with their rise in stature and popularity was their first Thanksgiving Day game in 1966.  Every other franchise was uninterested and the shrewd Tex Schramm jumped at the opportunity to foist his young franchise in the TV-friendly world of pro football. Though the Cowboys lost the NFL Championship to the Packers, the Cowboys were the exciting team on the rise.

This somewhat familiar 1967 design was used for a full set of your favorite Cowboys stars.  You may recognize this design that was initially used for AFL players (while the NFL players were contractually obligated to appear on the Philadelphia Gum cards), this design still looks fresh and here the Cowboys are sporting their sharp blue away uniforms.

The 1967 RetroCards set features:  Don Meredith, Bob Lilly, Mel Renfro, Bob Hayes, Tony Liscio, Willie Townes, Ralph Neely, Pettis Norman, Leon Donohue, Obert Logan, Lee Roy Jordan, Mike Gaechter, Jim Colvin, Dickie Daniels, Walt Garrison, John Niland, Cornell Green, and Craig Morton.  Coming soon!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Kidney Donor Match Told With Custom Card


A woman from Knoxville, Tenn., is being called the perfect catch after using a baseball card to tell her husband she is a kidney donor match.  Steve Winfree goes through a pack of baseball cards before coming across his own customized baseball card. He burst into tears after learning he would be a "rookie recipient at Vanderbilt Transplant Center" and his wife would be the donor.  Video Link

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Autograph Alley: Earl Campbell

Topps 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, football cards

Many RetroCard collectors use their new custom cards for autographs.  As you saw in a blog post last month, a former player (Amos Bullocks) received a RetroCard of himself for Father's Day from his daughter.  We have been in contact with many players who still supplement their income by signing autographs and RetroCards aids many players in the autograph industry.

RetroCards has many team sets (along with a few player sets like the Earl Campbell set you see here) available.  Some single cards are offered so make sure to ask about availability.  We like hearing from you so send us your feedback. Contact

More great cards are on the way check back often and browse the many custom RetroCards here.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

1962 Packers Series Two!

Topps football cards, 1962 custom cards

If you liked the 1962 Packer RetroCards set, you'll love this addition to an already nice set.  This completes the 1962 Packers in more way than one.  You'll see more players that were not in the first set and you'll get some highlight cards that focus on the Packers 1961 Championship victory.  A special Paul Hornung card honor NFL players that served military duty during the playing season back in 1961.

Players include: Dan Currie, Bill Quinlan, Tom Bettis, Lee Folkins, Dave Hanner, Gary Knafelc, Hank Gremminger, Ben Davidson, Lew Carpenter, and Nelson Toburen.  Other cards include the Packers Play - Sweep, three Championship cards vs. Giants, Packers Win, Paul Hornung Military Service, and a handy Checklist. Coming soon!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

1962 Packers: The Next 18 Cards

RetroCards, custom cards that never were, Topps, Green Bay Packers

Those small football sets of the 1960s just left collectors wanting more.  This special Packer set gives sports fans and additional 18 cards that were not in the original 1962 set.  This set is considered one of the finest sets of the 60's with it's sharp black borders, colored posed shot, and black and white action photos. 

Players included are: Herb Adderley, Gary Barnes, Ed Blaine, Willie Davis, Ken Iman, Ron Kostelnik, Jerry Kramer, Ron Kramer, Norm Masters, Ray Nitschke, Elijah Pitts, John Roach, Bob Skoronski, John Symank, Emlen Tunnell, Jesse Whittenton, Willie Wood,  and coach Vince Lombardi are all featured in this set. You can get your set here.  

This set turned out so well, RetroCards has begun production on a 1962 Packers series II with an additional 18 cards!  That's a total of 36 more cards you can add to your collection.  Coming soon!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Spotlight On: Amos Bullocks

Topps, Southern Illinois, NFL, CFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Early Cowboys fans probably remember a 20th round draft pick in 1962 from Southern Illinois named Amos Bullocks.  He gained almost 2,500 yards rushing and scored 32 touchdowns in three collegiate seasons.  He was also named All-Illinois Intercollegiate Conference three times and back of the year in 1960.  Drafted simultaneously by the Buffalo Bills of the AFL, he chose signing with the Cowboys, adding depth at the halfback position behind Don Perkins.  Bullocks' size and speed made him a valuable player running the ball, catching passes out of the backfield, and returning kick offs.

One of the many joys of  making custom RetroCards is the feedback we get from customers.  One very special one was Krista Weaver, daughter of Amos Bullocks.  She had contacted us about acquiring some cards of her dad, since he never had a card.  We had a couple of his cards in some Cowboys team sets and we gladly furnished her with a stack.  She presented them to her Dad on Fathers Day and she received a great big smile from her Dad.

Amos Bullocks had his best years in the NFL with the Cowboys from 1962-1964 where he piled up 537 yards rushing, 116 yards receiving, and 737 yards on kick off returns. In a strange occurrence, the Cowboys traded Bullocks to the Canadian Football's British Columbia Lions because the Cowboys had drafted a guy named Bill Frank, who happened to be under contract in the CFL.  Bullocks' 1965 season ended with a broken ankle after rushing for 215 yards.  After a brief signing with the Montreal Alouettes, he returned to the NFL for a final season with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1966.  A back injury in 1967 spelled the end of his playing career, but in 1981 he was honored by being inducted into the Southern Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame.

RetroCards honors Fathers on this Fathers Day, 2017 with a special tribute to Amos Bullocks.  Check back for more Spotlight Features and the best custom cards being made today!

Monday, June 12, 2017

1962 Browns: Filling Major Gaps W/new Set

Topps, football cards, RetroCards, custom cards that never were, Cleveland Browns

The 1961 Cleveland Browns season was lucrative and exciting but their 8–5–1 record was only good enough for third place in the NFL Eastern Division and they missed the playoffs.  Offensively they cruised behind leading rusher Jim Brown and leading passer Milt Plum.  Of note was the sale of the team to group led by Art Modell in March of 1961.  1962 would garner another mediocre season  (7–6–1) as the Browns would trade away star runner/receiver Bobby Mitchell for newly drafted Ernie Davis, who would die of leukemia before every playing a down in the NFL.

Nonetheless, the Browns fielded a formidable team with the likes of key offensive linemen John Wooten, John Brown, and Mike Mccormack, who helped Jim Brown become the greatest in the game.  These and others are the subject of this RetroCards set. Rookies Mike Lucci, Gary Collins, and Fred Cox are included plus Galen Fiss, Mike McCormack, Gene Hickerson, Leon, Clarke, Walt Michaels, Frank Ryan, Bobby Mitchell, Don Fleming, and Len Dawson. There is even a card of newly drafted John Havlicek who opted for the world of basketball after attending the Browns training camp in 1962.  Like other 1962 sets by RetroCards, a team stadium card is included, a highlight card of Jim Brown welcoming rookie Ernie Davis,  as well as a coach card for Hall of Famer Paul Brown. Coming Soon!