Tuesday, April 25, 2017

1969 Packers: Closing The Decade With Color

Topps football baseball cards, 1969, custom cards that never were

The end of the 1960s was a troubled time for America as the country struggled with war, assassinations, and a volatile youth culture.  The NFL, however, began to take off, and with the complete merger of the NFL and AFL on the horizon, the future looked bright.  Not so for the Green Bay Packers, who enjoyed the most success of any NFL team in the decade.  By 1968, the Super Bowl and Championship years were behind them, the players were aging, and the new players were not able to replace the former All-Pros.

Phil Bengston had the very difficult job of following Vince Lombardi and took over a team that was past its prime.  The results were a losing season in 1968 (6–7–1) but things did briefly turnaround in 1969 with an 8–6 record, and for a while it appeared as if the new, younger Packers may make a run of their own. Unfortunately, many losing seasons were ahead of the franchise in the 1970s through the early 1990s.

RetroCards has a new set of Packers who never had cards in 1969.  This design is a fan favorite with all the bright colors and sharp photography.  These new 18 cards feature: Jerry Kramer, Bucky Pope, Willie Davis, Gordon Rule, Don Horn, Billy Stevens, Bill Hayhoe, Dick Himes, Gale Gillingham, Ken Bowman, Marv Fleming, Lionel Aldridge, Chuck Mercein, Fred Carr, John Rowser, Doug Hart, Hank Jordan, and Phil Bengston.  Get it now!


Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Match Game - Leaving Nothing Blank

Topps, Fleer, baseball cards, Star Wars, Charlie's Angels

RetroCards continues its assault on nostalgic collectors with more 1970s TV frivolity:  Introducing the all-new, star-studded, big-money Match Game set!  This daring and provocative collection of cards focuses on what many believe to be the best game show in television history.  The 1970s version of the show is full of colorful characters, orange shag carpeting, and wide ties that will cause that funky theme song to play in your head for the first time in ages.  The show was a revamped version of the black and white 60’s version of the show, but this time around, the new Match Game ’73 had a distinct nod to risqué humor and subtle double entendres.  The loose atmosphere and great chemistry between host Gene Rayburn and the celebrities quickly made it the most watched show on daytime television by 1974. 

This RetroCards set focuses on the show’s celebrities and includes “stats” of total show appearances and years active on the show.  Where else but RetroCards can one obtain the Charles Nelson Reilly rookie card?  The 18-card sets includes all the show’s regulars and recurring guests such as Gene Rayburn, Richard Dawson, Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Fanny Flagg, Joyce Bulifant, Patty Deutch, and Marcia Wallace. Other featured stars included in this set are: Nipsy Russell, Elaine Joyce, Lee Merriweather, Debralee Scott, Gary Burghoff, Orson Bean, Jo Ann Pflug, Barbara Rhodes, Mary Ann Mobley, Bert Convy, Bill Daily, Dick Martin, and announcer Johnny Olsen. Get it here!

Friday, April 7, 2017

1978 Cowboys: Nothing But Net

Topps, custom cards that never were, NBA basketball cards

The Cowboys came very close to repeating as NFL Champions in 1978 but couldn’t overcome the Steelers in Super Bowl XIII. Memories of this edition of America’s team had to last a long time as the Cowboys would not return to the Super Bowl until two decades later.  Fortunately, this team was memorable and had some of the most exciting players in the NFL at the time.

This attractive NBA design from 1978-79 is the basis for another RetroCards Cowboys set.  With a game action shot and closeup head shot, this familiar design was perfect for a football set.  In this series one, you will find Golden Richards, Roger Staubach, Randy Hughes, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Thomas Henderson, Preston Pearson, Charlie Waters, Benny Barnes, Butch Johnson, Bob Breunig, Randy White, John Fitzgerald, Tony Hill, Rayfield Wright, Scott Laidlaw, D.D. Lewis, Tony Dorsett, and a Tom Landry team card.  Order here.

Look for new NBA cards from RetroCards featuring this great design featuring the players we grew up with.


Sunday, April 2, 2017

1970 Brewers Series II

Topps 1970, RetroCards, custom cards that never were, baseball cards

For Brewer fans who enjoyed the 1970 series one set will hopefully find RetroCards 1970 Milwaukee Brewers series two just as intriguing.  As most diehard fans know, the Seattle Pilots were purchased out of bankruptcy just weeks before the start of the 1970 season, so consequently, there were no Brewer cards produced that first season.  That is until now! 

Series II brings the total Brewer cards for 1970 up to 36 cards which feature all the key players, the up and comers, and the soon to be forgotten.  Series two has a couple special cards including a Bud Selig Highlight card, an Opening Day Highlight card, and a prospects card featuring long time Brewer favorites Gorman Thomas and Jim Slaton.  Other players include: Danny Walton, Max Alvis, Bob Bolin, Gene Brabender, Wayne Comer, Dick Ellsworth, Gus Gil, Steve Hovley, John Kennedy, Lew Krausse, Bob Locker, John Morris, Bernie Smith, Mike Hegan All-Star card, and an attractive checklist!  Get it here.