Friday, February 20, 2015

The Mid-80s Spearmint Design Featuring The Cowboys!



The Cowboys teased their fans with another Division title in 1985, their last of the Landry era.  Back-to-back blowouts by the Bears and Bengals exposed their weaknesses and their playoff loss to the Rams 28-0 was the first playoff shutout in team history.  Despite that, they had an explosive offense and a defense that recorded 62 sacks. 

The 1986 RetroCards Cowboys set is loaded with young players like Thornton Chandler, Crawford Ker, Mike Saxon, and Glen Titensor.  USFL vets like Gordon Banks, Todd Fowler and superstar Herschel Walker are also featured along with veterans John Dutton, Gary Hogeboom, Mike Downs, and Dextor Clinkscale.  Plus you get an Everson Walls Record Breaker and a very special Heisman Heaven card featuring Walker and Tony Dorsett.  Order them here!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Last Great Landry Team?

Sports fans in general experience plenty of heartbreak during a lifetime. The Dallas Cowboys have enjoyed more success than most franchises, so my guess is that few will sympathize with heartbreak of the Cowboys 1981 season.  The NFC Championship of the Dallas Cowboys vs. the San Francisco 49ers marked the end of one dynasty and the beginning of another.  Never again would the Cowboys be in better shape to snag another Super Bowl victory during the Landry era.  And during that same Championship game, the nation experienced the cool greatness of Joe Montana for the first time.  "The Catch," Dwight Clark's famous touchdown to win the game was almost a footnote as the Cowboys nearly pulled of a comeback with 51 seconds left on the clock. But it was not to be.

This custom RetroCards set features some popular Cowboys like Charlie Waters, Tim Newsome, Tom Rafferty, D.D. Lewis, Larry Bethea, and Tom Landry.  Special cards include a Tony Dorsett Record Breaker, a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders card, a league leader card, and "In Action" cards featuring Too Tall Jones and Butch Johnson doing his famous end zone dance the California Quake/Texas Six Shooter.  Order your set here.