Saturday, February 9, 2013

1967 Topps George Blanda


The 1966 Houston Oilers started the season with George Blanda under center. Blanda at 39 years old went 3-5 as the starting QB. The Oilers decided to go with the 25 year old Don Trull for the remainder of the season. They were winless. After the season they felt Blanda was used up and dropped him. 

Apparently Topps did as well. There was no 1967 football card of the 40 year old George Blanda on his new team, the Oakland Raiders. Blanda would primarily be the Kicker and back up QB to Daryle Lamonica. He ended up leading the AFL in scoring and was selected to the All Star Game that season. 

1967 was the first of 9 season with the Oakland Raiders. Blanda would eventually retired a month before his 49th birthday. He would be a 1st ballot Hall of Famer in 1981.

3 comments:

  1. Nice card!

    Now for your next project :), there was no Buffalo Bills QB in the 1969 set.

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  2. You're right, but there was a mini 4-in-1 version of Jack Kemp in the 1969 set. I will probably steal that idea though, thanks.

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