Saturday, November 21, 2015

A "Bad" Year For The Packers In 1964

Lionel Aldridge, Ken Bowman, Zeke Bratkowski, Lee Roy Caffey, Boyd Dowler, Bill Forester, Bob Jeter, Ron Kostelnik, Ron Kramer, Max McGee, Ray Nitschke, Elijah Pitts, Dave Robinson, Bob Skoronski, Fuzzy Thurston, Lloyd Voss, Vince Lombardi, Dan Currie
The 1963 Packer season was another outstanding display of football excellence but their two losses to the Champion Bears showed that the loss of Paul Hornung (suspended for gambling) was indeed crippling.  The Packers 11-2-1 record didn't earn them a playoff berth but was a sign that there was plenty of talent for years to come.  Surprisingly, the 1964 season proved to be a step backwards before the Packers got it together to win three championships in a row from 1965-1967.  Their 8-5-1 record was only good for second place tie with the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL's Western Conference.

This new RetroCards sets add 18 more players in that familiar Philadelphia card design from 1964.  Players include:  Lionel Aldridge, Ken Bowman, Zeke Bratkowski, Lee Roy Caffey, Boyd Dowler, Bill Forester, Bob Jeter, Ron Kostelnik, Ron Kramer, Max McGee, Ray Nitschke, Elijah Pitts, Dave Robinson, Bob Skoronski, Fuzzy Thurston, and Lloyd Voss.  There is also a special linebacker card featuring Dan Currie, Dave Robinson, Ray Nitschke, and Lee Roy Caffey PLUS a Vince Lombardi card.

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