Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The 1961 Green Bay Packers won their first Championship under Vince Lombardi and never really looked back. As the dominant team of the decade, the Packers boasted a wealth of great players, many of whom became Hall Of Famers. Unfortunately, the card sets were so small, many key players (as well as many scrub players) didn't appear on cards that particular year or ever. The Fleer Company was trying to break into the sports card market and had some luck with professional football players. The 1961 Fleer set is the only year that featured NFL players (AFL players were featured in the 1960, 62 & 63 Fleer sets) and because of this, it is the most sought after Fleer set of the 60s.
This RetroCards set features 17 Packer players that didn't have a Fleer card in 1961 plus a coach Lombardi card. Upon close inspection of the actual 1961 Fleer Packer cards, you'll find that the state of Wisconsin is shown backwards on the logo (the Cheesehead state sometimes gets no respect)! RetroCards has corrected this error with the proper logo representation on front and back. To get your 18-card set, click here.