Friday, December 29, 2017

Lost In 2017: Part Two

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Part Two of RetroCards "Lost In 20017" continues with a cache of "cards that never were."  This entry picks up where Part One left off with some obscure sports players shown on cards you've never seen before as well as several beloved pop culture figures that are quite recognizable.  Here are the honorees from both posts:

Sports figures we lost in 2017: John Reaves, Babe Parilli, Gene Conely, Dave Stallworth, Y.A. Tittle, Connie Hawkins, Bernie Casey, J.C Caroline, Joe Fortunato, Dave Grayson, Johnny Robinson, Wayne Walker, Larry Grantham, Toby Kimball, Lee Maye, Don Baylor, Dave Stallworth, Yale Lary, Steve Jones, Danny Schock, Ken Gray, Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, Tommy Nobis, Charley Hennigan, Pervis Atkins, Jerry Kindall, Ray Brown, Hal Bedsole, Ernie Fazio, Al Luplow, and Willie Townes.

TV & Pop Culture figures we lost in 2017: Patty Duetsch, Richard Anderson, Erin Moran, Bobby “the Brain” Heenan, Adam West, Martin Landau, Stephen Furst, William Christopher, Mary Tyler Moore, David Cassidy, Jerry Lewis, Hugh Hefner, Butch Trucks, Gregg Allman, Richard Hatch, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Walter Becker, Tom Petty, Dick Gautier, Glen Campbell, Chuck Barris, Monte Hall, Jim Nabors, Robert Guillaume, Heather North, John Hillerman, Malcolm Young, Judge Joseph Wapner, Heather Menzies, & Rose Marie.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Lost In 2017: Part One

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RetroCards shines one last spotlight on some of the sports figures and pop culture personalities that we lost in 2017. I think it's safe to say many of these people have made life more fun and enjoyable.

Some of the cards you see here have already been released such as the Non-sport sets like Kolchak: The Night Stalker features a card of Dick Gautier, while Patty Deutsch can be found the Match Game set. Many of these sports cards can also be found in RetroCard team sets that are available.

Since we lost so many in 2017, I am splitting this entry into two posts. Here are the honorees:

Sports figures we lost in 2017: John Reaves, Babe Parilli, Gene Conely, Dave Stallworth, Y.A. Tittle, Connie Hawkins, Bernie Casey, J.C Caroline, Joe Fortunato, Dave Grayson, Wayne Walker, Larry Grantham, Toby Kimball, Lee Maye, Don Baylor, Dave Stallworth, Yale Lary, Steve Jones, Danny Schock, Ken Gray, Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, Tommy Nobis, Charley Hennigan, Pervis Atkins, Jerry Kindall, Ray Brown, Ernie Fazio, Al Luplow, Hal Bedsole, and Willie Townes.

TV & Pop Culture figures we lost in 2017: Patty Duetsch, Richard Anderson, Erin Moran, Bobby “the Brain” Heenan, Adam West, Martin Landau, Stephen Furst, William Christopher, Mary Tyler Moore, David Cassidy, Jerry Lewis, Hugh Hefner, Butch Trucks, Gregg Allman, Richard Hatch, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Walter Becker, Tom Petty, Dick Gautier, Glen Campbell, Chuck Barris, Monte Hall, Jim Nabors, Robert Guillaume, Heather North, John Hillerman, Malcom Young, Judge Joseph Wapner, Heather Menzies, and Rose Marie.

P.S. In a effort to further honor humanity, RetroCards refrained from creating a Charles Manson card. 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

1965 Philadelphia: Series 5!

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Closing out the 1965 Philadelphia football card set is series five which is split between NFL and ALF players.  We just couldn't stop at four series so here are the remaining 24 players - many very good ones too!  Series five NFL include: J.C. Caroline, Tucker Frederickson, Ted Karras, Larry Wilson, Tom Matte, Les Josephson, Bennie McRae, Bob Brown, Len Hauss, Bruce Bosley, Alex Karras, and Ed O'Bradovich.  AFL players include All-Stars such as Billy Shaw, Tobin Rote, Ben Davidson, Pete Liske, Daryle Lamonica, Tom Addison, Bud McFadin, Fred Arbanas, Emil Karas, Sherman Plunkett, and Chuck Shonta.

This series includes an additional 3 checklists outlining series 1-5 plus the 1965 team sets of the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. Coming very soon!





Friday, December 8, 2017

1965 Philadelphia: Series 4, More AFL!

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Continuing with more AFL stars, RetroCards 1965 Philadelphia style series four set does not disappoint. It contains 24 more cards of some of the AFL's top performers of the mid-sixties.

Series four include: Leslie Duncan, Dave Grayson, Houston Antwine, Matt Snell, Elbert Dubenion, Paul Lowe, Babe Parilli, Willie Brown, Tom Sestak, Cotton Davidson, Dave Kocourek, Mike Stratton, Buck Buchanan, George Blanda, Gene Mingo, Sid Blanks, Ernie Warlick, Wahoo McDaniel, E.J. Holub, Ernie Wright, Walt Suggs, Larry Grantham, Goose Gonsoulin, and Jim Lee Hunt.  Get yours here!


Friday, December 1, 2017

1965 Philadelphia Design Adds The AFL!

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Continuing with the extensive 1965 supplemental sets, RetroCards unveils series three.  What makes this unique when compared with the Philadelphia football cards of the 1960s is that series 3 & 4 feature AFL stars.  Each series offers 24 cards of 1965's greatest American Football League stars along with a few fan favorites.  Most are All-Stars and some even became Pro Football Hall of Famers.

Players in series three include: Joe Namath, Butch Byrd, Tom Flores, Johnny Robinson, Ernie Ladd, Charley, Hennigan, Bobby Bell, Gino Cappeletti, Jack Kemp, Cookie Gilchrist, Lance Alworth, Lionel Taylor, Len Dawson, Ron Mix, Abner, Haynes, Don Maynard, Jim Otto, Winston Hill, Nick Buoniconti, Keith Lincoln, and Fred "the hammer" Williamson.  Also included are a Championship card as well as an AFL All-Star Game card.

The 1964 AFL All-Star Game is notable for the player boycott that took place after New Orleans hotels wouldn't admit black players.  Other black players were stranded at the airport or where given cab rides miles from their destinations.  In a show of solidarity, white players supported the black players in a boycott and the game was hastily moved to Houston where 15,000+ enjoyed the AFL's finest.  Get it here.