January 7, 1963 - The Houston Oilers representatives to the 1963 AFL All-Star Game. Back Row - Rich Michael, Ed Husmann, Bob Talamini, Charlie Hennigan, Don Floyd, George Blanda. Front Row - Freddy Glick, Jim Norton, Tony Banfield, Bob Schmidt, Charlie Tolar, Al Jamison.

January 13, 1963 - Austin Gonsoulin of the Denver Broncos makes a leaping interception in front of the Houston Oilers Charlie Hennigan, in the second annual AFL All-Star Game.

November 11, 1962 - The San Diego Chargers Ernie Ladd prepares to tackle Cookie Gilchrist, the Buffalo Bills star running back and 1962 AFL Most Valuable Player.

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.

 

Dave Behrman Passes Away

Buffalo Bills and Denver Broncos center, Dave Behrman, passed away this week at the age of 73.  A full obituary can be found below:

Former MSU All-American Dave Behrman dies at 73

Former AFL Charger & Titan Charlie Flowers Dies

Charlie Flowers, a former Los Angeles Chargers and New York Titans running back died Sunday night, at the age of 77.  An obituary can be found below.

OLE MISS GREAT CHARLIE FLOWERS DIES

Reposting – Anatomy of an Autographed Game Program

Last week I posted an article about a great autographed game program that I recently purchased.  Since then, I have realized that there have been some malfunctions in my email distribution system, so I am reposting for those that may have missed it the first time around!

Since unloading the majority of my collection this past summer, I have been very hesitant to jump back into collecting.  I have picked up a few signed AFL cards, my old standby, but I haven’t purchased any memorabilia.  I suspect the main reason is that I once had such a large collection that it is an odd feeling to start almost completely over.  Still, I love the old AFL, and routinely look around for items that I would enjoy.

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Collecting AFL Game Programs

I occasionally write sports memorabilia articles for a great website called Sports Collectors Daily.  SCD recently published a piece that I did about collecting game programs from the American Football  League.  There is some great info in the piece about what I consider to be a somewhat underappreciated area of collecting.

AFL Programs Offer Rich History

Anatomy of an Autographed Game Program

Since unloading the majority of my collection this past summer, I have been very hesitant to jump back into collecting.  I have picked up a few signed AFL cards, my old standby, but I haven’t purchased any memorabilia.  I suspect the main reason is that I once had such a large collection that it is an odd feeling to start almost completely over.  Still, I love the old AFL, and routinely look around for items that I would enjoy.

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