Saturday, December 26, 2015

1967 Chiefs Set: AFL Champs In 1966

Hank Stram, Dub Abell, Emmitt Thomas, Fred "the hammer" Williamson, Jerrel Wilson, Mike Garrett, Jon Giliam, Willie Mitchell, Sherrill, Headrick, Reg Carolan, Dennis Diodrowski, Tommy Brooker, Walt Corey, Tony Dimidio, Curt Merz, Bobby Ply, Al Reynolds, Hatch Rosdahl, Smokey Stover
The 1966 Kansas City Chiefs season saw their first AFL Championship as they dispensed with Jack Kemp and the Buffalo Bills, winners of the 1964 and 1965 Championships.  But the season didn’t end there because 1966 was to be the first ever NFL-AFL Championship between the winner of each league.  This game of course was Super Bowl I and a lot was riding on this game as the NFL did not want to be embarrassed by the junior league.  Vince Lombardi was nervous about this game but he needn’t have been as his Green Bay Packers dispensed with the Chiefs 35-10.

The Chiefs were just getting started and returned to the Super Bowl three years later, beating the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV.  This RetroCard set focuses on that 1966 team which was stacked with excellent players and headed by Hall Of Fame coach Hank Stram.  The small football card sets of the day regularly missed fine players as well as many up-and-coming players and this set corrects that but adding 18 more cards in the 1967 style. This set features: Hank Stram, Dub Abell, Emmitt Thomas, Fred "the hammer" Williamson, Jerrel Wilson, Mike Garrett, Jon Giliam, Willie Mitchell, Sherrill, Headrick, Reg Carolan, Dennis Diodrowski, Tommy Brooker, Walt Corey, Tony Dimidio, Curt Merz, Bobby Ply, Al Reynolds, Hatch Rosdahl, Smokey Stover, and a team card. 

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