Monday, July 27, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
The story is well-told in the made for TV movie Brian's Song (1971) and its remake (2001). Sadly, he only was represented on a trading card in 1969 but RetroCards fills in the rest of his career with seven more cards spanning his rookie year in 1965 to 1970. The 1970 card is a special "In Memorium" card and he gets three Philadelphia Gum Card in that classic style. A new Retrocard design is also featured here with the 1968 Philadelphia Action card, which showcases players in a color action photo instead of the traditional posed shot. Look for more of those 1968 Philadelphia Action to be released by RetroCards in the near future. This Brian Piccolo set is coming soon!
Saturday, July 11, 2015
RetroCards introduces it's first Minnesota Vikings set with this 1963 classic design. Starters like Bill Brown, Larry Bowie, Steve Stonebreaker, Lee Calland, and Don Hultz are featured in this set plus young back ups like Ron Vander Kelen, Bill Butler, and Gordie Smith. Rookies Jim Battle, Ray Poage, and Dave O'Brien make first appearances in this extended 1963 set. Order your set here!
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Cowboy collectors will get a treat with RetroCards second "baseball" design for a football set. This set features a 1974 baseball design, which has long been one of my favorites - the first year I began collecting cards. I always loved the "traded" players and the clean design. Although this is a design from 1974, it features Dallas Cowboys spanning the 1971-72 seasons. Series one includes the Cowboys offense in action or sideline shots. Popular players like Roger Staubach, Craig Morton, Duane Thomas, Calvin Hill, Lance Alworth, Bob Hayes, Mike Ditka, Ralph Neely, John Niland, Blaine Nye, Dan Reeves, Rayfield Wright, Walt Garrison, Dave Manders, and Mike Clarke. Other more obscure players include Ron Sellers, Billy Parks, and taxi squad member Jack Concannon. Series two features 18 more cards of defensive players. Order your set here!