Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hornung Gets His 1963 Card

Paul Hornung earl gros jerry kramer bob skoronski dave robinson bob jeter norm masters hank gremminger ron kostelnik marv fleming dan currie zeke bratkowski dave hanner ken iman tom moore elijah pitts jesse whittenton
Coming off the greatest season Vince Lombardi would every coach, the Packers found going for the 3rd straight title difficult.  The eventual champion Chicago Bears handed the Packers their only loses of the season and one tie versus the lowly Detroit Lions gave them a final record of 11-2-1.  The loss of Paul Hornung for the entire season due to gambling issues certainly took away one of the Packers most potent offensive weapons.  As a matter of fact, because of the suspension, Hornung was not issued a card for that year, nor was Alex Karras of the Lions, who was also suspended for the entire season.

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!

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