Monday, June 22, 2015


Herb Mul-Key, Mack Alston, Bill Brundige, Bob Brunet, George Burman, Speedy Duncan, Alvin Haymond, Terry Hermeling, Ken Houston, Mike Hull, Jon Jaqua, Jimmie Jones, Sonny Jurgensen, Harold McClinton, Clifton McNeil, Jack Pardee, Jeff Severenson, Manny Sistrunk, Roosevelt Taylor, Rusty Tillman, Ted Vactor, Sam Wyche, George Allen
The Washington Redskins had toiled in futility with only two winning seasons in the combined decades of the 50s and 60s.  The arrival of George Allen in 1971 marked a turning point where the franchise quickly rebuilt themselves with a collection of old veterans and also-rans that were soon dubbed the “Over-the-Hill Gang.”  Allen had the 'Skins in the playoffs in his first season and quickly had them atop of the NFC in 1972 after beating them “goddamn Cowboys.”

Unfortunately for the Redskins, they were going up against the undefeated Dolphins and lost to them in a close contest in Super Bowl VII.

This 24-card 1973 Washington Redskins set features that fabled 1972 season and fills in some players who didn’t have a Redskin card for that year.  One of my favorite players to never have had a card, Herb Mul-Key, is here along with: Mack Alston, Bill Brundige, Bob Brunet, George Burman, Speedy Duncan, Alvin Haymond, Terry Hermeling, Ken Houston, Mike Hull, Jon Jaqua, Jimmie Jones, Sonny Jurgensen, Harold McClinton, Clifton McNeil, Jack Pardee, Jeff Severenson, Manny Sistrunk, Roosevelt Taylor, Rusty Tillman, Ted Vactor, Sam Wyche, and of course, George Allen.  An NFC Champions team card is the final card in this fun set.  Get yours here!

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