Friday, March 24, 2017

1970 Rams: Almost, But Not Quite

George Allen, Topps football Cards 1970, 1969 Los Angeles Rams

When George Allen arrived as head coach in 1966, the franchise immediately turned around, producing what was their first winning season since 1957.  But having double-digit winning seasons from 1967-1969 with no Championships, tempers were boiling over and Allen was fired after 1968 only to be re-hired after an outpour of support from his players.  After losing to the Vikings in the 1969 post season and missing the playoffs entirely in 1970, the Rams ownership fired Allen a second time. 

This was one of the top teams of the era but unfortunately couldn’t get to the Championship.  RetroCards honors the 1970 Rams with an 18-card supplemental set in that great beige design.  The set includes Kermit Alexander, Coy Bacon, Charlie Cowan, Pat Curran, Ken Iman, Tommy Mason, John Pergine, Jim Purnell, Jack Reynolds, Rich Saul, Joe Scibelli, Nate Shaw, Larry Smith, Pat Studstill, Karl Sweetan, Diron Talbert, Wendell Tucker, and Clancy Williams. Order now!

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