In case you were wondering, Yes! I will do requests.
Jim from Downingtown suggested that I create a card for Adrian Young that featured his actual photo. The original card featured a photo of Rick Duncan who was a punter on the 1968 team.
Adrian Young was the captain of the 1967 national champion USC Trojans. He lived in Ireland until he was 10 and ironically had his defining game against the Fighting Irish in 1967 when he tied a conference record with 4 interceptions.
A quick search of the internet resulted in no color pictures of Adrian Young in an Eagles uniform, but Jim provided this great action shot. So I went horizontal on it. Jim also provided the research on who all the other players are pictured in this shot.
"Adrian Young is in the center of the photo, wearing a very un-linebacker-ish #35. He is fighting off a block from Giants' backup TE #87 Rich Kotite (who would later coach the Eagles after the Buddy Ryan years). The Giants' tackle is #77 Dick Hanson (his only season in the league). The running back appears to be wearing #34, which would be Junior Coffey. The other Eagles are #24 safety-turned-cornerback, Nate Ramsey and #83 defensive tackle Don Hultz."
Here is the original 1971 Topps card of featuring Rick Duncan:
And here is a BONUS CTNW of Rick Duncan on a 1968 Topps card. 1968 was the only season Duncan actually saw action in an Eagles uniform.
Once again I want to thank Jim for his suggestion. I had fun and learned a little by making these cards. Keep 'em coming.
Jim from Downingtown has several card related blogs. His blogs specialize on a single set/year providing insight into the individual cards from that set. Those blogs include football cards from 1967, 1968, 1971 and 1972. and baseball cards from 1963, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1970. He also has a 1960s Baseball blog. Click on any of the hyperlinks to go to his corresponding blog page. Let's face it, if you've read this far down on this page, you are as big a card-geek as I am and you will enjoy his work.