Saturday, May 7, 2016

1965 Philadelphia Gale Sayers

1965 NFL Rookie of the Year

For the first and only time, both the NFL and AFL Rookies of the Year were future Hall of Famers. In the AFL was a brash young QB out of Alabama named Joe Namath. We've all seen his iconic rookie 1965 Tall-Boy, below. In the NFL was a a quiet running back out of Kansas, Gale Sayers. He wouldn't be seen on cardboard until the 1966 Philadelphia set in which he had 2 cards. He had a regular issue and was featured on an action card in that set.

1 comment:

  1. When I was a kid I first learned of Gale from the TV movie Brian's Song. I've been a fan ever since.