Sunday, January 29, 2012

Football Card Super Bowl Countdown: 7 Days to go

It's Pro Bowl day...aren't you excited!

Let's worship the early days of football with a pack of 2011 Tristar Obak:

Carr was president of the NFL from 1921 to 1939.  The NFL League MVPs received the Joe F. Carr Trophy from 1938-1946.  A new trophy of the same name was given to the NFL POY from 1955-1978.

Bob Kalsu was a standout tackle for Oklahoma and was drafted by the Bills in 1968.  He started for the Bills that year and was named Bills Rookie-of-the-Year.  After that season, Kalsu entered the Army to fulfill his ROTC obligation.  Kalso was killed in action in Vietnam on July 21, 1970 at the age of 25.

Henry Rutgers was a revolutionary war hero whose philanthropy helped create what we know as Rutgers University.  In 1869, Rutgers and Princeton played the first ever intercollegiate football game, in which Rutgers won 6 "runs" to 4.

Johnny Lattner, a halfback for Notre Dame, won the 1953 Heisman Trophy and was drafted in the first round by the Steelers.  He played one season before entering the Air Force.  During a game of football there, he suffered a knee injury that prevented his return to the NFL.

And of course, my mini:

There's just plain too much to say about Lombardi.  If you don't know who he is, why are you reading a post about football cards?  I guess if there was a mini to get, it would be Lombardi.  One fact I will state, is that Lombardi's first coaching job was for the New York Giants, so we'll give them +1.

In case I haven't mentioned it, all of the cards in all of these posts are available for trade if you are interested.

Current Score:
Patriots 9
Giants 6

1 comment:

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