Saturday, December 10, 2016

Checklist 1960-77 custom football cards

Until now, there has been no place where all of my custom cards could be found in checklist form.  It is my intention to update this posting as new cards are created. Similar checklists for my baseball, non-sports and other football custom cards will also be posted.


Custom card availability. Unless noted, all of my custom cards are available to collectors for $9.95 each, postpaid. To order, email me at scbcguy@yahoo.com for directions on paying via check/money order, or to my PayPal account.














1960 Topps
133 Emlen Tunnell, Packers
134 Fuzzy Thurston, Packers















1961 Fleer
221 Emlen Tunnell, Packers
222 Charley Tolar, Oilers





















1962 Topps 
177 John Havlicek, Browns















1962 Fleer
89 Wahoo McDaniel, Broncos



















1965 Topps
177 Wahoo McDaniel, Jets

1965 Philadelphia
199 Bucky Pope, Rams















1966 Philadelphia
199 Brian Piccolo, Bears















1967 Philadelphia
200 Jim Taylor, Saints





















1968 Topps
220 Brian Piccolo, Bears
221 Jerry Kramer, Packers
222 Emerson Boozer, Jets
223 Tom Brown, Packers
224 Booth Lusteg, Steelers















1969 Topps
264 Johnny Sample, Jets
265 Babe Parilli, Jets
266 Winston Hill, Jets




1970 Topps
264 Mike Holmgren, Cardinals















1971 Topps
264 Carl Weathers, Raiders
















1972 Topps
352 Matt Snell, Jets
353 Rich Kotite, Giants















1972 O-Pee-Chee
133 Carl Weathers, Lions





















1974 Topps
529 Joe Namath, Jets (proof, profile)
529 Joe Namath, Jets 















1977 Topps
529 Joe Namath, Rams

Checklist 1951-59 custom football cards

Until now, there has been no place where all of my custom cards could be found in checklist form.  It is my intention to update this posting as new cards are created. Similar checklists for my baseball, non-sports and other football custom cards will also be posted.

Custom card availability. Unless noted, all of my custom cards are available to collectors for $9.95 each, postpaid. To order, email me at scbcguy@yahoo.com for directions on paying via check/money order, or to my PayPal account.



1951 Bowman
145 Don Shula, Browns
11 Herm Wedemeyer, St. Mary's (1946)




















1952 Bowman
145 Roger Staubach, Navy
146 Tom Brady, Michigan (blue jersey)
146 Tom Brady, Michigan (white jersey)
147 Brett Favre, So. Miss. (large, blue)
147 Brett Favre, So. Miss. (small, orange)
148 Marion Motley, Browns
149 Dexter McCluster, Ole Miss.
150 Troy Polamalu, USC
151 Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M














1954 Bowman
129 Don Shula, Colts
130 Chuck Noll, Browns




















1955 Bowman
161 Otto Graham, Browns
162 Raymond Berry, Colts
163 Max McGee, Packers
164 Johnny Unitas, Steelers (horizontal)
164 Johnny Unitas, Steelers (vertical)
165 Don Shula, Colts
166 Hardy Brown, 49ers




















1956 Topps
121 John Unitas, Colts
122 Max McGee, Packers
123 Bart Starr, Packers
124 Earl Morrell, 49ers
125 Chuck Noll, Browns












1957 Topps
155 Don Shula, Redskins
156 Jim Brown, Browns




















1958 Topps
133 Dave Hanner, Packers
134 Don Maynard, Giants
135 Fuzzy Thurston, Colts




















1959 Topps
89  Don Maynard, Tiger-Cats (OPC)
177 Sharman Plunkett, Colts
282 Jim Taylor, Packers
291 Ray Nitschke, Packers
292 John Madden, Eagles
296 Packers All-Star Rookies (Nitchke, Taylor)

Checklist 1955 All-American custom football cards

Until now, there has been no place where all of my custom cards could be found in checklist form.  It is my intention to update this posting as new cards are created. Similar checklists for my other baseball, non-sports and football custom cards will also be posted and updated as appropriate.

Custom card availability. Unless noted, all of my custom cards are available to collectors for $9.95 each, postpaid. To order, email me at scbcguy@yahoo.com for directions on paying via check/money order, or to my PayPal account.





















1955 Topps All-American
101 Peyton Manning, Tennessee
102 Bill Cosby, Temple
103 Tony Dorsett, Pitt
104 Lou Gehrig, Columbia
105 Ricky Williams, Texas
106 Sonny Sixkiller, Washington
107 Bobby Layne, Texas
108 Alan Page, Notre Dame
109 Jack Kennedy, Harvard
110 Christy Mathewson, Bucknell
111 Zonker Harris, Walden
112 Joe Namath, Alabama
113 Dan Marino, Pitt
114 Duke Morrison, USC
115 Bart Starr, Alabama
116 Mark Harmon, UCLA
117 Timmy Chang, Hawaii
118 Archie Manning, Ole Miss
119 Johnny Unitas, Louisville
120 Billy Clyde Puckett, Texas Christian
121 Brian Bosworth, Oklahoma
122 Emmitt Smith, Florida
123 Lynn Swann, USC
124 Terry Bradshaw, La. Tech
125 Conrad Dobler, Wyoming
126 Maurice Clarett, Ohio State
127 Erick Dickerson, So. Methodist
128 Brian Urlacher, New Mexico
129 Tim Rossovich, USC
130 Erik Jensen, Iowa
131 Jack Tatum, Ohio State 
132 Hugh McAloon, UW-Oshkosh
133 Bobby Kennedy, Harvard













134 Bo Jackson, Auburn
135 Tim Biakabutuka, Michigan
136 Archie Griffin, Ohio State
137 Doak Walker, So. Methodist
138 Randall Cunningham, UNLV
139 Joe Kennedy, Harvard
140 Sam Huff, West Virginia
141 Glenn Davis, Army
142 Pat Tillman, Arizona State
143 Billy Cannon, Louisiana State
144 Alan Ameche, Wisconsin
145 Kurt Warner, No. Iowa
146 Ben Roethlisberger, Miami (Ohio)
147 Marcus Allen, USC
148 Bronko Nagurski, Minnesota
149 Herman Wedemeyer, St. Mary's
150 Dick Butkus, Illinois
151 Bob Griese, Purdue
152 Randy Moss, Marshall
153 Dwayne Johnson, Miami
154 Michael Vick, Virginia Tech
155 Brett Favre, So. Mississippi
156 Ron Dayne, Wisconsin
157 Doug Flutie, Boston College
158 Vince Lombardi, Fordham
159 Jim Brown, Syracuse
160 Tommy Nobis, Texas
161 Motts Tonelli, Notre Dame
162 Fran Tarkenton, Georgia















163 Forrest Gump, Alabama
164 Marshall Faulk, San Diego State
165 Jim Kelly, Miami
166 Ladainian Tomlinson, Texas Christian
167 Alex Karras, Iowa
168 The Three Stooges, Boulder Dam
169 Herschel Walker, Georgia
170 Paul Hornung, Notre Dame
171 Ernie Davis, Syracuse
172 Jerry Rice, Miss. Valley State
173 Kirk Gibson, Michigan State
174 Ted Kennedy, Harvard
175 Don Meredith, So. Methodist
176 Deacon Jones, Mississippi Vocational
177 Kenny Washington, UCLA
178 Ed Marinaro, Cornell
179 Walter Payton, Jackson State
180 Bill Shakespeare, Notre Dame
181 Bobby Moore, Oregon
182 Joe Montana, Notre Dame
183 Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State
184 Jerome Bettis, Notre Dame
185 Jackie Robinson, UCLA
186 Gale Sayers, Kansas
187 Jim Plunkett, Stanford
188 Buddy Reynolds, Florida State
189 Chris Weinke, Florida State
190 Mike Singletary, Baylor
191 O.J. Simpson, USC
192 Reggie White, Tennessee
193 Jerry Ford, Michigan
194a Troy Aikman, Oklahoma
194b Tory Aikman, UCLA
195 Bubba Smith, Michigan State
196 Deion Sanders, Florida State
197 Eli Manning, Ole Miss
198 Lawrence Taylor, North Carolina
199 John Elway, Stanford
200 Bluto Blutarsky, Faber
201 Dick Nixon, Whittier
202 Dutch Reagan, Eureka
203 Dwight Eisenhower, Army
204 John Taylor, Delaware State
205 Blanchard & Davis, Army
206 Drew Bledsoe, Washington State
207 Kyle Rote, So. Methodist
208 Ron Kramer, Michigan
209 Bob Waterfield, UCLA
210 Chuck Knox, Juniata
211 Arnold Tucker, Army
212 Ray Nitschke, Illinois
213 Steve Garvey, Michigan State
214 Bill Goldberg, Georgia
215 Chuck Bednarik, Penn
216 Tim Tebow, Florida
217 Harry Agganis, Boston
218 Jim McMahon, Miami
219 Austen Lane, Murray State
220 Joe Guyon, Georgia Tech
221 Roman Gabriel, N.C. State
222 Rocky Bleier, Notre Dame
223 Jim Bond, Michigan State
224 Johnny Sample, Maryland State
225 Frank Thomas, Auburn
226 Ray Guy, So. Mississippi
227 Carl Weathers, San Diego State
228 Ted Kluszewski, Indiana
229 Moose Skowron, Purdue
230 Robert Urich, Florida State
231 Aaron Rodgers, California
232 William Perry, Clemson
233 Michael Oher, Ole Miss
234 Jack Ham, Penn State
235 Franco Harris, Penn State
236 Joe Perry, Compton
237 Joe Paterno, Brown
238 Troy Polamalu, USC
239 Fuzzy Thurston, Valparaiso
240 Jim Taylor, Louisiana State













241 Sonny Jurgensen, Duke
242 Jackie Jensen, California
243 Tommy Lee Jones, Harvard
244 Joe Greene, North Texas
245 Roger Staubach, Navy
246 Lee Corso, Florida State
247 Kirk Jerbstreit, Ohio State
248 Robert Griffin III, Baylor
249a Russell Wilson, N.C. State
249b Russell, Wilson, Wisconsin
250 Raymond Berry, So. Methodist
251 Woody Strode, UCLA
252 Phil Robertson, La. Tech
253 Jerry Kramer, Idaho
254 Bear Bryant, Alabama
255 Charley Trippi, Georgia
256 Wilmer Sidat-Singh, Syracuse
257 Texas QB Trio
258 Steve Young, Brigham Young
259 Joe Kapp, California
260 Ollie Matson, San Francisco
261 Burt Toler, San Francisco
262 Babe Parilli, Kentucky
263 Donny Anderson, Texas Tech
264 Jameis Winston, Florida State
265 Montee Ball, Wisconsin
266 Brian Piccolo, Wake Forest
267 Pat O'Dea, Wisconsin
268 Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin
269 Tim Davis, Alabama
270 Frank Gifford, USC
271 Mike Tomlin, William & Mary
272 Aaron Rodgers, Butte
273 Brian Stann, Navy
274 Dak Prescott, Mississippi State
275 Keenan Reynolds, Navy

Friday, December 9, 2016

Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico customs added to '56-style Flags of the World




I was a pre-teen when Alaska (1959) and Hawaii (1960) became the 49th and 50th U.S. states. I remember it as being a big deal.

While the 1956 Topps Flags of the World bubblegum card issue of 80 cards did not include cards of those then-Territorial possessions of the U.S., I felt that creating customs of the two would make a nice addition. They represent the 8th and 9th customs I have made to enhance Topps' original checklist.

Here's the way the checklist currently stands:
Flags of the World
81   Islamic State
82   Iran
83   Scotland
84   Wales
85   England
86   Northern Ireland
87   Alaska
88   Hawaii
89   Vatican
90   Puerto Rico



What the heck . . . since I made custom Flags of the World cards for the then-U.S. Territories of Alaska and Hawaii, I decided to complete the trilogy with a card for Puerto Rico.


You can order these cards. Unless otherwise noted, all of my custom cards are available to collectors for $9.95 each, postpaid. Complete checklists of all my custom baseball, football and non-sports custom cards were published on this blog in late May (football), July 6 (non-sports) and Sept. 19 (baseball). To order, email me at scbcguy@yahoo.com for directions on paying via check/money order, or to my PayPal account.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Winston Hill added to '69-style Jets



It being football season and all, when I found a couple of nice Topps Vault photos of New York Jets Super Bowl III lineman Winston Hill, I pushed a 1969-style card to the top of  my to-do list.

Actually I never need much of an excuse to create a custom of one of the 1968 Jets; they were my favorite team back in the day.

For a lineman, Hill appeared on more than a typical number of Topps cards from that era. He's in Topps sets from 1965-67 and 1972-76. I can't explain the gap from 1968-71.

I like working in the 1969 Topps format. Hill represents the third member of the SBIII champions that I have memorialized in the style. Earlier I created Johnny Sample and Vito Parilli. 

If I had been on the fence about doing a Winston Hill card, there was no doubt one would be forthcoming after I read in several of his obituaries that he had operated a couple of barbecue restaurants in Colorado in retirement.


You can order this card. Unless otherwise noted, all of my custom cards are available to collectors for $9.95 each, postpaid. Complete checklists of all my custom baseball, football and non-sports custom cards were published on this blog in late May (football), July 6 (non-sports) and Sept. 19 (baseball). To order, email me at scbcguy@yahoo.com for directions on paying via check/money order, or to my PayPal account.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Ralph Branca, Bob Addis drop off 1952 Topps survivors' list


The recent deaths of Ralph Branca (Nov. 23) and Bob Addis (Nov. 15) brings the total of surviving players who appeared in the 1952 Topps baseball card set to 41. Branca was card No. 274 in the set, pictured as a pitcher with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Addis was No. 259, pictured as a Chicago Cubs outfielder.

Branca pitched 12 years in the major leagues: Brooklyn Dodgers (1944-53, 1956), Detroit Tigers (1953-54) and N.Y. Yankees (1954). His lifetime big league record was 88-68 with a 3.79 ERA. He was a three-time All-Star while with the Dodgers.

Best-known for giving up the Bobby Thomson home run that put the N.Y. Giants int the 1951 World Series, Branca pitched in two World Series, 1947 and 1949.

Around the turn of the century, Branca was a popular autograph guest at card shows, often appearing with Thomson.

Addis was drafted by the Yankees in 1943, and after two years in the military during World War II played in their minor league system through 1947, when the Dodgers took him in the post-season minor league draft.

After the 1949 season he was traded to the Boston Braves, with whom he made the majors in 1950. He played sparingly with the Chicago Cubs in 1952-53, and ended is big league days with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1953. He was a lifetime .281 hitter

Addis was 91 at the time of his death, Branca was 90.

Addis' baseball card appearances with the major gum companies were limited to 1952-53 Topps and 1953 Bowman color. Branca appeared on Topps cards 1951-52, and Bowmans 1950-53 (b/w). He also appeared in many post-career issues.

Here's the current list of living players from '52 Topps.

PLAYER                     1952 TOPPS   BIRTH          TEAM
                        `           CARD NO.      DATE

Wally Westlake           38                    11/08/1920   SLC
Eddie Robinson           32                    12/15/1920   CWS
Sam Mele                    94                    01/21/1922   WSH
Gil Coan                      91                    05/18/1922   WSH
Red Schoendienst       91                    02/02/1923    SLC
Solly Hemus                196                  04/17/1923   SLC
Bob Kuzava                 85                    05/28/1923   NYY
Ed Fitz Gerald             236                  05/21/1924   PIT
Charlie Silvera             168                  10/13/1924   NYY
Irv Noren                     40                    11/29/1924   WSH
Wayne Terwilliger         7                      06/27/1925   BRO
Bobby Shantz              219                  09/26/1925   PHA
Ned Garver                 212                  12/25/1925   SLB
Bob Borkowski            328                  01/27/1926   CIN
Randy Jackson           322                  02/10/1926   CHC
Howie Judson             169                  02/16/1926   CWS
Bob Miller                    187                  06/16/1926   PHI
Bobby Morgan             355                  06/29/1926   BRO   
Johnny Groth              25                    07/23/1926   DET
Roy Sievers                 64                    11/18/1926   WSH
Carl Erskine                250                  12/13/1926   BRO
Carl Scheib                 116                  01/01/1927   PHA
Charlie Maxwell           180                  04/08/1927   BRS
Cloyd Boyer                280                  09/01/1927   SLC
Bob Kelly                     348                  10/04/1927   CHC
Tommy Brown             281                  12/06/1927   PHI
Dick Gernert                343                  09/28/1928   BRS
Joe Presko                  220                  10/07/1928   SLC
Bob Ross                    298                  11/02/1928   WSH
Curt Simmons             203                  05/19/1929   PHI
Ted Lepcio                  335                  07/28/1929   BRS
Ike Delock                   329                  11/11/1929   BRS
Del Crandall                162                  03/05/1930   BOS
Vern Law                     81                    03/12/1930   PIT
Johnny Antonelli          140                  04/12/1930   BOS
Dick Groat                   369                  11/04/1930   PIT
Bob Friend                  233                  11/24/1930   PIT
Willie Mays                  261                  05/06/1931   NYG
Tony Bartirome           332                  05/09/1932   PIT
Dick Brodowski           404                  07/26/1932  BRS
Bobby Del Greco         353                  04/07/1933   PIT