Saturday, March 4, 2017

1962 Colts: Aging Gracefully

Topps football cards, John Unitas, Raymond Berry


Having won consecutive Championships in 1958 and 1959, the Baltimore Colts struggled in the following years to mount successful seasons.  Despite boasting several NFL stars (John Unitas, Ray Berry, Lenny Moore, Jim Parker) and adding key veterans like Joe Perry and R.C. Owens, and moving key veterans out like Gene “Big Daddy” Lipscomb and Johnny Sample didn’t translate into more championships.  Having dropped to 6-6 in 1960, the Colts made strides in 1961 by going 8-6.  But with a limp running game and aging offensive line, the Colts fell back to 7-7, costing head coach Weeb Ewbank his job.

This RetroCard set features the very attractive 1962 design and has some fine stars that didn't make it into the original card set of the same year.  Players include: Jimmy Orr, R.C. Owens, Jim Parker, Lenny Lyles, Lamar McHan, Palmer Pyle, Art Donovan, Dick Syzsmanski, Tom Matte, Dee Mackey, Val Kecklin, Aubrey Linne, Marv Matuzak, George Preas, Dave Yohn, Bobby Boyd, Billy Ray Smith, coach Weeb Ewbank, a Memorial Stadium card, plus a Highlight card of the retirement of Art Donovan.  Get yours here!


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