Friday, April 24, 2015

1972 and 1973 Topps Doug Buffone

For those of you who have not heard, Doug Buffone passed away earlier this week. When I went to look at his cards, I could not believe the holes in his collection. Not only did Topps (or Philadelphia) wait until his 4th season to grant him a card, but Topps skipped right over his 1972 and 1973 years. This was a starting linebacker in his prime. He was also in the midst of a 142 game streak in the starting line up. And he was the defensive team captain. Granted, the Bears were terrible during this era, but their defense was always solid. It was their offense (or lack thereof) that gave the fans fits.

So here are the 1972 and 1973 Topps cards conspicuously missing from the prime of Buffone's career. In my previous 2 post you can see his Cards That Never Were from 1967-1969. My next post will have the Cards That Never Were from his final 3 years.


  1. Really surprised that Topps couldn't fit him into the '73 set, after they doubled the number of cards. Were there any Bears' linebackers besides Butkus in that set?