Monday, June 16, 2014

The Champion 1982 Redskins get a RetroCards Royal Treatment

The Washington Redskins had not had a post season appearance from 1946 to 1970.  That changed in the 1970s with George Allan's "Over-the-hill Gang," a squad full of seasoned veterans.  Though they had one Super Bowl appearance (going up against the undefeated Miami Dolphins in 1972) and 3 other playoff berths in the 1970s, they seemed nowhere by 1980.  After a strong finish to the 1981 season, the Redskins took advantage of the strike-shortened 1982 season and ran the table in the playoff behind a massive offensive line, dubbed the hogs, and the powerful running of veteran John Riggins.  This RetroCards set features several Redskins that did not make it into the 1983 set.  Click here to see the full set and get yours!