Monday, July 27, 2015

Herb Adderley, George Andrie, Larry Cole, Dave Edwards, Cornell Green, Cliff Harris, Chuck Howley, Lee Roy Jordan, D.D. Lewis, Bob Lilly, Jethro Pugh, Mel Renfro, Ike Thomas, Pat Toomay, Charlie Waters, Ron Widby,

Here is Series Two of the 1974 baseball style design.  This set features: Herb Adderley, George Andrie, Larry Cole, Dave Edwards, Cornell Green, Cliff Harris, Chuck Howley, Lee Roy Jordan, D.D. Lewis, Bob Lilly, Jethro Pugh, Mel Renfro, Ike Thomas, Pat Toomay, Charlie Waters, Ron Widby, a coaches card, and a team card.  Get your here!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Brian's Cards Are Something to Sing About

Chicago Bears  Brian's Cards Song
Not only has a lot been written about Brian Piccolo, but two films have been made outlining his courageous and tragic story.  As an undrafted free agent, Piccolo made the Chicago Bears out of will and determination. Though he spent 1965 on the taxi squad, he slowly worked his way into the starting line up and was a close friend and roommate of Gale Sayers.  Unfortunately embryonal cell carcinoma took him quickly and from the time he voluntarily removed himself from a game in 1969, he was gone within a year.

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

1963 Vikings....Still Up And Coming

Bill Brown, Larry Bowie, Steve Stonebreaker, Lee Calland, Don Hultz, Ron Vander Kelen, Bill Butler, Gordie Smith.  Jim Battle, Ray Poage, Dave O'Brien
The Vikings' third season in the NFL was a respectable one.  With a record of 5-8-1 under head coach Norm Van Brocklin, the Vikings started to put the rest of the league on notice that they could be taken for granted as "the expansion Vikings."

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

71-72 Cowboys Get A Baseball Look

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,  Mike Clarke, Ron Sellers, Billy Parks, Jack Concannon

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!