Saturday, January 31, 2015
This custom 1963 Packer set reinstates the "Golden Boy" and offers 17 other Packer RetroCards who were absent from the regular set that year. Zeke Bratkowski, Jerry Kramer, Hank Gremminger, Tom Moore, Ron Kostelnik, Bobby Jeter, and Earl Gros are a sampling of this attractive set. Coming soon!
Friday, January 23, 2015
Wayne Gretzky played a mere 8 games for the Indianapolis Racers during the 1978-79 season in the fabled World Hockey Association. Though, like the American Basketball Association who were absorbed by the NBA, the WHA would be absorbed by the larger, more powerful National Hockey League. Competing leagues always make life interesting for sports fans as owners and leagues compete for the best young talent.
This happened to a 17-year-old Wayne Gretzky at the perfect time - just when the WHA was nearing its end. The 10-year personal services contract he signed was the longest at the time and he began a glorious career.
Defunct leagues and pre-rookie cards are targets for RetroCards "cards that never were" and Gretzky gets the first ever RetroCard for a hockey player. The 1978-79 Hockey card set is used for this WHA card and you can get yours here !
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Pugh, who former All-Pro cornerback Everson Walls once referred to as the "Old Gentleman of the Cowboys," was admired for his quiet leadership and dedication to the game. RetroCards has given this unheralded player lots of attention with over 20 "cards that never were." Check them all out here!
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
In the last decade or so, it has become more apparent that the 1972 Miami Dolphins must be considered one of the greatest teams of all time. Since no other team has gone undefeated since, the Dolphins stand above the rest in that category. Despite this, the 1972 Dophins are seldom mentioned in the same conversation as "team of the decade" candidates Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys. Though they appeared in three straight Super Bowls, winning two, it took years to get the respect they deserved.
RetroCards recognized the Undefeated 1972 Dolphins with a special 1973 18-card set! Featured players are long-time Dolphins players such as Curtis Johnson, Bob Matheson, Lloyd Mumphord, and Vern Den Herder along with other big contributors like Marlin Briscoe, Wayne Moore, Jesse Powell, and Otto Stowe. Super Bowl highlight cards include a Jake Scott MVP card, Garo's Gaffe, a team card, and of course, coach Shula. Get yours here!