Tuesday, September 16, 2014

1960 Packers Never Looked So Good

The 1960 Packers really came into their own in Vince Lombardi's second season as head coach with the season culminating with an exciting Championship versus the Philadelphia Eagles in Lombardi's only playoff loss.  The regular Topps card set from 1960 features a handful of Packer stars in their awful pre-1959 jerseys of navy and gold which were slightly tinted to look green and gold.  What's worse is the photo of the Packer's Jim Taylor is wrong for the second year in a row (a different Jim Taylor from the Cardinals was shown in 1959 & 1960). With so many great players and a few who never appeared on a card, RetroCards created an expansive set that includes a total of 36 cards in two series!

Series one includes: Team card, Taylor & Hornung, Coaches, Starr, Currie, Ringo, Tunnell, McGee, R. Kramer, Temp, Francis, Wood, Skoronski, Thurston, Jordan, Moore, Hanner, & Carpenter.  Click here to order Series I.

Series two includes: Championship, Lombardi, Taylor, Gregg, Bettis, Dowler, Quinlan, Iman, Hackbart, Symank, Knafelc, Gremminger, Whittenton, Nitschke, J. Kramer, Forester, Hornung, & Davis.  Click here to order series II.