New Trading Card Pages

1969 Tresler Comet - Ernie Wright

Ernie Wright

I have been busy on the collecting front recently, and therefore have had the opportunity to add some new trading cards pages to Tales from the American Football League.  First of all, I added the final two cards (#47 Bobby Jancik & #94 Jim Harris) to the 1967 Topps set page.  This is the first fully signed football set on the blog.

The first of the two new dedicated set pages is for the 1969 Tresler Comet Bengals set.  This page currently features 17 of the 20 cards in the set, in both autographed and unsigned versions.

The second page shows 11 of the 12 the AFL cards from the 1981 TCMA Greats set.  These cards, reminiscent of the 1953 Bowman baseball set, features some of the nicest photography seen on football cards representing players from the 1950s and 1960s.

I have picked up new cards for most of the rest of the AFL sets recently, and will be adding putting them on their respective pages in the near future.  Be sure to check them out!

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.

One Response to New Trading Card Pages

  1. Tom says:

    The sets are a great cross view of the hobby and you are to be commended for this. Topps after 1963 fell out of favor with the NFL and the NFL did not renew association until 1968. Do you know why? It would be interesting to compare baseball and football card sales from before and after 1964 to the end of 1967 and 1981-83. In 1981 Topps was joined by Fleer and newcomer Donruss the years considered the rebirth of the hobby and turned a somewhat innocent hobby, long considered childs play that Johnny would grow out of into a ruthless and competitive marketplace fueled by speculation that some would do anything to get at the start of the newly minted economic phenomena, Reaganomics.

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