autographed 1967 topps larry eisenhauer

#009 – Larry Eisenhauer

Ok, this should be fun.  As many of you know already, our guest blogger, Dave Steidel, wrote one of the all-time great AFL books, Remember the AFL.  The book takes a look at each team on a year-by-year basis, is chock FULL of photos, and has nearly every bit of info that you may hope to find on “The Other League.”  One of my favorite sections in Remember the AFL is a series of lists and quizzes that Steidel put together.  They cover everything from best & worst uniforms, best & worst coaches, and all kinds of wonderfully-debatable stuff.  Dave has been kind enough to forward those lists to me, and allow them to be run on Tales from the American Football League.

Here are Dave Steidel’s thoughts on the AFL’s best team units.  These are a lot of fun, and ought to spark some healthy discussion.

Just in case you all need a kick-start…  Hey Bills fans!  What do you think about the Patriots beating out Day, Dunaway, Sestak and McDole as the AFL’s all-time best front four?!?!?!

autographed 1967 topps jim hunt

#010 – Jim Hunt


1. Patriots: Larry Eisenhauer, Jim Hunt, Houston Antwine, Bob Dee

2. Bills: Tom Day, Jim Dunaway, Tom Sestak, Ron McDole

3. Chargers: Earl Faison, Bill Hudson, Ernie Ladd, Ron Nery




autographed 1967 topps houston antwine

#007 – Houston Antwine


1. Chiefs: Jim Lynch, Willie Lanier, Bobby Bell

2. Chiefs: E.J. Holub, Sherrill Headrick, Smokey Stover

3. Bills: John Tracey, Harry Jacobs, Mike Stratton




autographed 1967 topps bob dee

#014 – Bob Dee


1. Oilers: Jim Norton, W.K. Hicks, Miller Farr, Ken Houston

2. Raiders: Willie Brown, Kent McCloughan, Roger Bird, Dave Grayson

3. Chargers: Charlie McNeil, Bob Zeman, George Blair, Dick Harris




1.  Raiders: Willie Brown & Kent McCloughan

2.  Dolphins: Dick Westmoreland & Jim Warren

3.  Oilers: Miller Farr & W.K. Hicks



1.  Chiefs: Bobby Hunt & Johnny Robinson

2.  Broncos: Goose Gonsoulin & Bob Zeman

3.  Jets: Jim Hudson & Bill Baird



1.  Chiefs: Jim Tyrer, Mo Moorman, E.J. Holub, Ed Budde,  Dave Hill

2.  Chargers: Ernie Wright, Gary Kirner, Sam Grunniesen, Walt Sweeney, Ron Mix


3.   Jets: Winston Hill, Randy Rasmussen, John Schmitt, Bob Talamini, Dave Herman

3.   Raiders: Bob Svihus, Gene Upshaw, Jim Otto, Wayne, Hawkins, Harry Schuh



1.  Oilers: Bobby Jancik & Freddie Glick

2.  Broncos: Goldie Sellers & NemiahWilson

3.  Chargers: Speedy Duncan & Kenny Graham



1.  Jets:  John Schmitt, Babe Parilli, Jim Turner

2.  Chiefs:  E.J. Holub, Len Dawson & Jan Stenerud

3.  Patriots: Jon Morris, Babe Parilli & Gino Cappelletti

4.  Raiders: Jim Otto, Daryle Lamonica & George Blanda