Monday, June 22, 2015


Herb Mul-Key, Mack Alston, Bill Brundige, Bob Brunet, George Burman, Speedy Duncan, Alvin Haymond, Terry Hermeling, Ken Houston, Mike Hull, Jon Jaqua, Jimmie Jones, Sonny Jurgensen, Harold McClinton, Clifton McNeil, Jack Pardee, Jeff Severenson, Manny Sistrunk, Roosevelt Taylor, Rusty Tillman, Ted Vactor, Sam Wyche, George Allen
The Washington Redskins had toiled in futility with only two winning seasons in the combined decades of the 50s and 60s.  The arrival of George Allen in 1971 marked a turning point where the franchise quickly rebuilt themselves with a collection of old veterans and also-rans that were soon dubbed the “Over-the-Hill Gang.”  Allen had the 'Skins in the playoffs in his first season and quickly had them atop of the NFC in 1972 after beating them “goddamn Cowboys.”

Unfortunately for the Redskins, they were going up against the undefeated Dolphins and lost to them in a close contest in Super Bowl VII.

This 24-card 1973 Washington Redskins set features that fabled 1972 season and fills in some players who didn’t have a Redskin card for that year.  One of my favorite players to never have had a card, Herb Mul-Key, is here along with: Mack Alston, Bill Brundige, Bob Brunet, George Burman, Speedy Duncan, Alvin Haymond, Terry Hermeling, Ken Houston, Mike Hull, Jon Jaqua, Jimmie Jones, Sonny Jurgensen, Harold McClinton, Clifton McNeil, Jack Pardee, Jeff Severenson, Manny Sistrunk, Roosevelt Taylor, Rusty Tillman, Ted Vactor, Sam Wyche, and of course, George Allen.  An NFC Champions team card is the final card in this fun set.  Get yours here!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Cowboys Make First Super Bowl Appearance in 1970

Duane Thomas, Roger Staubach, Jethro Pugh, Mike Ditka, Herb Adderley, Pettis Norman, Dennis Homan, Reggie Rucker, Tom Stincic, Ron Widby, Larry Cole, John Niland, Blaine Nye, Walt Garrison, Claxton Welch, Mike Clark, Richmond Flowers

The  1970 season was a tumultuous one for the Cowboys.  Star running back Calvin Hill was lost for the season with an injury, Bob Hayes was benched by coach Landry, Craig Morton and Roger Staubach began their quarterback controversy.  Nonetheless, the Cowboys found themselves in the Super Bowl and lost a very odd game to the Baltimore Colts.  The game is sometimes called the "Blunder Bowl" because it was filled with poor play, a missed PAT, penalties, turnovers, and officiating miscues.It is more notable for the MVP to be from the losing team (Chuck Howley was the winner of the dubious award.)

This RetroCard set shows several Cowboy stars and some up-and-comers too.  Duane Thomas, Roger Staubach, Jethro Pugh, Mike Ditka, Herb Adderley, Pettis Norman, Dennis Homan, Reggie Rucker, Tom Stincic, Ron Widby, Larry Cole, John Niland, Blaine Nye, Walt Garrison, Claxton Welch, Mike Clark, and Richmond Flowers.  Order yours here.






Monday, June 8, 2015

RetroCards Focuses On The Great National Pastime

"1974 topps George Brett" "1974 Robin Yount topps" "1976 reggie jackson topps traded" "1967 topps nolan ryan" "1974 Frank tanana" "1977 Dick Ellis topps"

One of my favorite pitchers from my childhood was Frank Tanana.  Many times I watched him beat the Brewers at County Stadium and I always followed his career - 21 years in the majors!  In the mid to late 70s he was the number 2 pitcher behind Nolan Ryan and played in three All-Star Games (1976-1978) but he was just another durable pitcher with a tireless arm...rare these days.

RetroCards will be featuring several new baseball-style cards with some familiar faces that should have had cards certain years.  Look for team sets and single players in the coming months.