Autographed All-Star Game Boycott Cards

On January 10, 1965, the black players of the AFL All-Star teams boycotted the game in New Orleans because of the racial discrimination that they faced while in town.  The game was subsequently moved to Houston.  There were long-term ramifications of the boycott, some positive and some negative.  Regardless, those men should be remembered for their bravery and willingness to stand up for what was right.

I have attempted to collect 1965 Topps cards of the men, both white and black, who were members of those All-Star teams.  When possible, I have asked that they inscribe a particular message about the boycott on the cards.  The following cards make up the small, but growing collection.

Todd Tobias (790 Posts)

Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.