It was over a year ago that I completed my 1975 Topps Football set, and at the time I intended to do a series of posts featuring my favorite cards from the set. I meant to keep going with the posts, but I got distracted as I all-too-often do.
So here we are in the middle of a holiday weekend. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty worn out and I don’t have a lot of words in me… So here are some more favorites from the 1975 set and a few random thoughts on my part.
I’m sure some of you remember Super Dave Osborne, “The greatest daredevil superstar entertainer of all time”… Well, this isn’t him.
…but it’s a nice action shot.
This card has a cool action shot, but it’s almost quaint. 26 Touchdowns in a season? …So?
It wasn’t even a record, just a lot for the time (and a 14-game schedule).
This card isn’t miscut, it’s misscanned.
The Rams helmets are really boring with the logo airbrushed out, aren’t they?
Cool action shot for O.J. Simpson, back when he was nothing more than a great running back.
One thing that struck me about this Staubach card is that you can clearly see that his jersey has sleeves. Remember sleeves? Yeah, sleeves were great.
…And I’ll wrap it up with a couple of Steelers. It’s kind of funny… in the 1970’s I was a fan of the local New York teams and didn’t become a Steelers fan until the early 1980’s when I was converted by my college roommate, but now I look back at Steelers I didn’t root for and still go “Yeah, baby!” It’s funny how that works.