|L: 1999 Pacific Crown Royale - Gold Crown Die-Cuts #1 (#/976)|
R: 2003 Bowman Chrome #205
He also had a couple of other Browns cards that I picked up, including a Terrance West autograph, but as it turned out I already had all the regular size cards that I bought from him.
|L: 2000 Pacific Crown Royale - Cramer's Choice Awards #1|
R: 2015 Bowman - Rookies Rainbow Blue #32 (#/499)
The Hybl and Johnson cards came from another dealer that had seen me walking around the hall in my Browns jersey and jacket. He also had a couple of other cards that it turned out I already had.
There was one final item that I picked up from a dealer that usually has a lot of hockey and baseball oddballs. He was eager to point this item out to me, and I added it to the other items that I ended up buying from him.
Looking at the Browns results for the 1970 season, I did find that it matched this schedule. So this matchbook cover is from my birth year. Pretty sweet!
I find it really interesting that the Cardinals and Chargers played one of the their pre-season games in Cleveland as part of a doubleheader on September 5. I wonder why they decided to do that. I can understand playing games in neutral markets where they don't have a team but this seems odd.
For those interested, the Browns finished the 1970 season with a 7-7 record. It was only the second non-winning season since the Browns franchise started in 1946. To contrast that, the current Browns have only had two winning seasons since returning in 1999. Sigh.