November 15, 1964 - The Chargers defense swarms over Chiefs running back, Curtis McClinton.
November 6, 1964 - George Blanda drops back against the Patriots defense in Fenway Park.
November 23, 1967 - Daryle Lamonica and the Raiders facing the tough Chiefs defense in Kansas City Municipal Stadium.
In following up yesterday’s post about Gene Grabosky, Billy Lott is the second of three players for whom I recently picked up signed cards. Lott, who began his professional career with the New York Giants of the NFL, is featured on three AFL trading cards – 1961 Fleer, 1961 Topps and 1962 Fleer. But who was Billy Lott?
There was a bit more info on Lott than on Gene Grabosky. Lott was read more
I am still searching out the last autographed football cards that I need for my signed AFL sets. I need about 35 cards for all of my sets to be complete. Unfortunately, 22 of those cards are from the 1960 Fleer set, which is notorious for its many cards picturing players who never made final team rosters, which makes them terribly difficult to get signed.
I did have a bit of recent read more
Bobby Bell was an outstanding athlete and ultimately was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. However, there was another Chiefs linebacker that sometimes gets overshadowed by Bell’s greatness, but was no-less an influence in the Chiefs success. That is Willie Lanier. Here the HoF middle linebacker talks about the overall magnitude of hall of fame induction, and what it means to read more
Here is another recent addition to my collections, and it comes from the same game as the Jim Hunt image that I featured last week. I like this image for the depth of color and shadows, Babe Parilli’s positioning, and Ed Husmann (Oilers #82) leaping through the air. Classic AFL.
Parilli is an interesting figure in AFL history, and one of the handful that played all 10 years of the read more
So many of the early proeview articles gave the AFL slight chances of success. Heck, even after the league had agreed to the merger with the NFL, writers such as Tex Maule took every shot possible a the young league. I guess that is why I found the following Sports Illustrated article interesting. The author, Roy Terrell, felt that the AFL had a lot going for it, and in fact had a great chance read more