Tuesday, June 7, 2016

1966 Dallas Cowboys: America's Team On The Rise

Topps Don Meredith, Bob Lilly, Bob Hayes, Chuck Howley, Don Perkins, Frank Clarke, Mel Renfro, Buddy Dial, Mike Gaechter, Don Bishop, Pete Gent, Jerry Rhome, Pettis Norman, Dan Reeves, Tom Landry, the Cotton Bowl, 1965 Playoff Bowl.

The Cowboys had come within one victory of being NFL champions in 1966 and thus began a dynasty that lasted arguable until the early 1980s.  The original Topps set from 1966 showcased only AFL players in an attractive horizontal TV screen design that has timeless appeal.  An earlier RetroCards set featuring NFL All-Pros in this style has prompted the first team set – the Dallas Cowboys.

This set reflects the accomplishments of the 1965 season and most of the player pictures feature game or sideline shots giving the TV design an added touch of reality.  This Cowboys set includes all the stars: Don Meredith, Bob Lilly, Bob Hayes, Chuck Howley, Don Perkins, Frank Clarke, and Mel Renfro.  Other notable players include Buddy Dial, Mike Gaechter, Don Bishop, Pete Gent, Jerry Rhome, Pettis Norman, and Dan Reeves.  Other cards feature Coach Tom Landry, the Dallas defense, the Cotton Bowl, and the Playoff Bowl.

This set is coming soon!

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