Wednesday, August 31, 2016

QBs Of 1973: Can't Get Enough

Topps Roman Gabriel , Jack Concannon, Dan Fouts, Jerry Tagge, Sam Wyche, Joe Ferguson, Wayne Clark, Bob Lee, Jim Del Gaizo, Tony Adams, Al Woodall, Dick Shiner, Randy Johnson, Sonny Jurgenson, Bill Munson, Bobby Scott, Bill Demory, Bill Cappleman, Charlie Napper, Lynn Dickey, Sonny Sixkiller, Joe Gilliam, Joe Reed, Tim Van Galder, Daryle Lamonica, Edd Hargett, Mike Livingston, Terry Hanratty, Pete Beathard, Gary Huff, Don Horn, Bert Jones, James Harris, Bill Nelson, Greg Cook, John Huarte

The quarterbacking landscape in the 1973 professional football world was much like it is today: only a handful of great ones, several midrange QBs that move around a lot, some up-and comers, and some down-and-outers.  1973 had a glut of athletes trying to claw their way to the top and RetroCards focuses on the quarterback position for this special set.

So many quarterbacks were floating around, there were enough RetroCards for two 20-card series!  Several high profile players like Dan Fouts, Bert Jones, Roman Gabriel, Sonny Jurgenson, and Joe Ferguson are featured (Gabriel gets a Ram card AND an Eagle card) and grace this series while some “never-would-be’s” also get their due in this set.  Coming soon!

Series one includes: Lynn Dickey, Sonny Sixkiller, Joe Gilliam, Jim Del Gaizo (Dolphins), Joe Reed, Tim Van Galder, Daryle Lamonica, Roman Gabriel (Rams), Edd Hargett, Mike Livingston, Terry Hanratty, Pete Beathard, Gary Huff, Don Horn, Bert Jones, James Harris, Bill Nelson, Greg Cook, John Huarte and a checklist card.

Series two includes: Roman Gabriel (Eagles), Jack Concannon, Dan Fouts, Jerry Tagge, Sam Wyche, Joe Ferguson, Wayne Clark, Bob Lee, Jim Del Gaizo (Packers), Tony Adams, Al Woodall, Dick Shiner, Randy Johnson, Sonny Jurgenson, Bill Munson, Bobby Scott, Bill Demory, Bill Cappleman, and Charlie Napper plus a checklist card.



Saturday, August 20, 2016

1962 Dallas Cowboys - A Flair For Fleer

Topps Fleer Mike Connelly, Lorenzo Stanford, Jim Doran, Don Bishop, Glynn Gregory, Eddie LeBaron, Bob Lilly, John Meyers, Andy Cvercko, Cornell Green, Ken Frost, Mike Dowdle, Tom Franckhauser, Bob Fry, Dale Memmelaar, Don Healy, Amos Bullocks, Warren Livingston

The Cowboys made big strides in 1961 after a winless inaugural season in 1960.  After starting 3–1, tied for first place in the Eastern Conference, the league caught up with the Cowboys as they settled into a 4-9-1 record.  Offensively the Cowboys had plenty of fire power with budding star Frank Clarke as one of the league’s top deep threats and the running tandem of Don Perkins and Amos Marsh helped the Cowboys finish 10th in rushing yards.  Rotating quarterbacks Eddie LeBaron and Don Meredith combined veteran leadership and youthful exuberance which saw the Cowboys 6th in passing.  Defensively, the Cowboys struggled, but defensive back Don Bishop was playing at an All-Pro level, and youngsters Chuck Howley and Bob Lilly showed signs of what was to come.

This RetroCards set is based off the 1962 Fleer AFL football card set but is freshened up with NFL players, namely the Dallas Cowboys.  Players in Series One include: Mike Connelly, Lorenzo Stanford, Jim Doran, Don Bishop, Glynn Gregory, Eddie LeBaron, Bob Lilly, John Meyers, Andy Cvercko, Cornell Green, Ken Frost, Mike Dowdle, Tom Franckhauser, Bob Fry, Dale Memmelaar, Don Healy, Amos Bullocks, & Warren Livingston.  Get yours here!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

1964 Cowboys: An Alternate Design

In 1964, NFL and AFL football cards were manufactured by two separate companies:  Topps got the AFL while the Philadelphia Gum Company obtained the license for the NFL.  What if those were swapped?  Wonder no more because RetroCards has made a 1964 Dallas Cowboys set in the Topps design.  For the the Cowboys collector who has everything, this is something to add to their collection.

The 18-card set includes:  Harold Hays, Bob Lilly, Amos Bullocks, George Andrie, Ray Schoenke, Lee Roy Jordan, Don Meredith,  Frank Clarke, Tommy McDonald, Don Perkins, Tom Landry, Roger Staubach, Pettis Norman, Jerry Tubbs, Larry Stephens, Chuck Howley, Buddy Dial, and Joe Bob Isbell.  Get your set here.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Cowboys On Ice In 1976

Topps Hockey 1975 1976 Roger Staubach, Preston Pearson, Harvey Martin, Butch Johnson, John Fitzgerald, Blaine Nye, Drew Pearson, Golden Richards, Too Tall Jones, Cliff Harris, Rayfield Wright, Charlie Waters, Billy Joe Dupree, Robert Newhouse, Thomas Henderson, Efren Herrera, Tom Landry
One of the fun parts of creating custom cards is you can utilize all sorts of different designs.  The 1976 Hockey set was a very attractive design that works perfectly for another Cowboys set.  America’s Team, love ‘em or hate ‘em, were really getting exposure by this time and their Super Bowl appearance that January did little to slow down their popularity. 

This set includes: Roger Staubach, Preston Pearson, Harvey Martin, Butch Johnson, John Fitzgerald, Blaine Nye, Drew Pearson, Golden Richards, Too Tall Jones, Cliff Harris, Rayfield Wright, Charlie Waters, Billy Joe Dupree, Robert Newhouse, Thomas Henderson, Efren Herrera, Tom Landry, and a team card. Order yours here!