Some New Cards for the Collections

I recently acquired more than 20 signed AFL cards for my various sets, nudging me ever-closer to the completion of several sets.  Here they are in all of their splendor.  A little AFL eye candy for your day.

1960 FLEER

autographed 1960 fleer carl larpenter

#060 – Carl Larpenter

autographed 1960 fleer dick chorovich

#062 – Dick Chorovich


autographed 1960 fleer alan goldstein

#108 – Alan Goldstein

autographed 1960 fleer ray collins

#129 – Ray Collins

1961 FLEER

autographed 1961 fleer tony sardisco

#185 – Tony Sardisco

autographed 1961 fleer alan goldstein

#195 – Alan Goldstein



1961 TOPPS

autographed 1961 topps richie mccabe

#161 – Richie McCabe

autographed 1961 topps eddie macon

#183 – Eddie Macon

autographed 1961 topps bob coolbaugh

#189 – Bob Coolbaugh

















1964 TOPPS

autographed 1964 topps dave behrman

#024 – Dave Behrman

autographed 1964 topps john nocera

#056 – John Nocera

autographed 1964 topps dick christy

#111 – Dick Christy

















1966 TOPPS

autographed 1966 topps sid blanks

#049 – Sid Blanks

autographed 196 topps frank buncom

#120 – Frank Buncom














1969 Tresler Comet - Ernie Wright

Ernie Wright










1981 TCMA - 06 - Joe Namath

#06 – Joe Namath

1981 TCMA - 15 - Roger Ellis

#15 – Roger Ellis


1981 TCMA - 36 - Dick Post

#36 – Dick Post

1981 TCMA - 40 - Fred Biletnikoff

#40 – Fred Biletnikoff

1981 TCMA - 51 - John Elliott

#51 – John Elliott











1981 TCMA - 54 - Art Powell

#54 – Art Powell

1981 TCMA - 57 - Bake Turner

#57 – Bake Turner


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.

4 Responses to Some New Cards for the Collections

  1. Rick Smith says:

    Art Powell’s grandson was on Aztecs basketball team last couple years. I think Alan Goldstein was a player agent after grid career. Dave Behrman threw out his back getting out of bed in hotel on morning of ’65 AFL title game and never played again. I think his replacement, a guy named George Flint, had to block Ernie Ladd. Flint didn’t think he’d play–he had the shits–and crapped his pants on first play. I guess he changed at halftime.

  2. Tom says:

    In 1964 Topps struggled with the NFL over liscensing fees and issued only ALF player cards. In 1964-67 Philadelphia Gum Co, the original producers of Bowman gum cards, began issuing NFL player cards. PGC in 1968 may have been sidelined over a gum distribution challenge made by Topps or was unwilling to compete in the market, when the stakes were raised. Classic Minnesota Twins has the capsulized story behind Topps trading cards and Marvin Miller MLBPA President Bio explains the Topps and Fleer matter in detail. Prior to 1967, Topps signed minor leaguers to exclusive contracts, for a whopping sum of $5 and $125 per year after that. Miller negotiated with Topps and doubled the compensation with Topps now contributing 8% of the sales tax up to 4 million and 10% after that to the MLBPA. In 1981 Miller takes most of the credit for bringing Fleer back into the trading card fold, after they were sidelined for two decades over a legal challenge raised by Topps over the distribution of bubble gum. With Donruss and Fleer added to the market place and a real and imagined value, intrinsically derived from cardboard, spurred on by Beckett Monthly Price Guides, sport card collecting became the the rage and continues to captivate a world wide group of folks ages 8 to 80.

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  4. bob tingle says:

    inquiring , Dick Chorovich and Richie McCabe, are they for sale? Attended Miami U with Dick and served in the Navy with Richie. Thank you Bob

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