Sunday, September 11, 2016

1970 Chicago Bears: A Decade Of Futility

Topps football cards Brian Piccolo, Craig Baynham, Dan Hale, Mike Hull, Major Hazelton, Harry Gunner, Bob Hyland, Dan Pride, Ross Montgomery, Bobby Joe Green, Bobby Douglass, Linzy Cole, Wayne Mass, Joe Taylor, Ronnie Bull,  Ed Obradovich, Ray Ogden, Jeff Churchin, Gale Sayers/Dick Butkus

After coming off a horrible 1–13 season in 1969, the Chicago Bears could only go in one direction. Gale Sayers was the only bright spot in 1969, leading the league in rushing, but he was not the same as his pre-surgery self, having lost his break away speed.  On top of the dismal record, running back Brian Piccolo was diagnosed with cancer and died in June of 1970.  Luckily, the Bears improved to a 6–8 record in 1970 and played their last game at Wrigley field before moving over to Soldier Field in 1971.  The 6–8 showing would be the Bears 3rd best record of the decade where they had only one winning season.

This 20-card set features a special "In Memoriam" card for Brian Piccolo, Craig Baynham, Dan Hale, Mike Hull, Major Hazelton, Harry Gunner, Bob Hyland, Dan Pride, Ross Montgomery, Bobby Joe Green, Bobby Douglass, Linzy Cole, Wayne Mass, Joe Taylor, Ronnie Bull,  Ed Obradovich, Ray Ogden, Jeff Churchin, and a Gale Sayers/Dick Butkus card.  Coming Soon!


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