Daily Archives: March 11, 2014

Who was Gene Grabosky?

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 success, though, when I acquired autographed cards of former Buffalo Bills defensive lineman, Gene Grabosky, who is featured in the 1960 & 1961 Fleer sets.  I like to try and learn a little bit about the players of whom I have cards, so I did some reading up on Gene Grabosky.  It turns out that his entire playing career lasted just three games.  It is difficult to find info on him online, but I did locate a paragraph about Grabosky in Jeff Miller’s fantastic book, Rockin’ the Rockpile; The Buffalo Bills of the American Football League. read more