Monday, April 20, 2015

1967 Philadelphia Doug Buffone


The Chicago sports world lost another great Monday. Although he may not be recognized as a national figure, he was a legendary player in Chicago. Later he became a color commentator and sportscaster on many different television and radio shows over the years. Although he was never selected to the Pro Bowl, he held and continues to hold many Chicago Bear records. Including most sacks in a season with 18 in 1968 and most interceptions by a linebacker.

Buffone played only for the Bears. His NFL career began in 1966 and ran through 1979. As I was trying to choose an appropriate card to make for him, I realized how few cards he had. His "rookie" Topps card was in 1970 and his final card was in 1976, and even then he was skipped over in 1972 and 1973.  In all, the 14-year-pro had only 5 major issue football cards. I may have to right this wrong in the coming days.

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