Thursday, May 5, 2016

1963 Browns - On The Rise

Topps Johnny Brewer, Monte Clark, Ernie Green, Vince Costello, John Wooten, Bernie Parrish, Paul Wiggin, Charlie Scales, Gene Hickerson,  John Brown, Bobby Franklin, Walter Beach, Jim Ninowski, Leon Clarke, Johnny Brewer, Bobby Crespino, Andy Cverko, Ken Frost, Frank Morze

The Cleveland Browns are one of the iconic franchises in all of professional sports. The name itself conjures images of black-and-white films, games in the snow and cold, rabid fans in the “dawg pound”, and Jim Brown running over defenders. The 1950’s were the golden era for the Browns, as they appeared in six straight NFL championship games, winning three. By 1962 their championship level had faded, as their 7-6-1 record indicated. However, 1963 would be a year of return to their championship form as they put together a 10-4 record and a second place finish in the East. They would win the NFL Championship in 1964. Unfortunately for Browns fans, that was their last title to date.

RetroCards now offers an 18-card set for this iconic franchise in the dazzling 1963 style. Familiar names of Browns lore include Johnny Brewer, Monte Clark, Ernie Green, Vince Costello, John Wooten, Bernie Parrish, Paul Wiggin, Charlie Scales, and Hall-of-Fame guard Gene Hickerson. Other players familiar to Browns historians include John Brown, Bobby Franklin, Walter Beach, Jim Ninowski, Leon Clarke and others.

Many of these players appeared in the Browns championship game in 1964. So, if you are a historian of that game, a lifelong fan of the Browns franchise, or again, wish to expand your collection of the spectacular 1963 football set, this set is now available for your choosing.

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