Even though I haven't paid much attention to football in the last couple of years, that doesn't mean that I am no longer a fan of the sport, I'm just not a fan of the sport in it's current form. With that being said, one would to have to be living under a proverbial rock to not know that, following Sunday's "Big Game", another season will officially be in the books. So, since I did have a few (not nearly as many as usual) football cards in with last year's COMC stash, I figured this would be as good of a time as any to show them.
And a solid trio it was, all three guys were members of the original AFL Boston Patriots, and Jim Colclough and Bob Dee were both named to the Patriots All-1960's Team. Chuck Leo never got the chance to earn too many accolades, as just four games into the 1962 season he suffered a severely torn hamstring in a non-football related accident, which effectively ended his career.
The above '68 Topps was bought from the same seller as the three 61's, which for some reason, I decided to scan, hence all the pixilation. Everything else in this post that isn't from that seller was photographed on a different day, I thought I'd point that out, just in case anyone wonders about the varying image quality. Now that I got that out of the way, how about seeing a few more needed 68's (different sellers though):
here and here.
Cappelletti and Colclough are making their second appearance here today, this time joined by
Mike Taliaferro, who played for the Patriots from 1968-70, making the all-star team in 1969. The other new face to be featured in this quartet is Jim Whalen, who was yet another member of the Patriots All-1960's Team.
The football section of my hoard wasn't made up entirely of vintage, there were also a few newer and shiny things as well, namely this quartet of cheaply acquired 2001 Topps Archives Reserve:
I put in an order with a seller on the Beckett Marketplace just the other day, which was made up of nothing but football cards, so for anyone out there who enjoys the pigskin posts, I should have another one ready to go within the next couple of weeks.
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