I had this post ready to go before I left, but set it up wrong to post automatically. At least it makes it easy to post something today.
Before Christmas, while looking at the Five Tool Collector's blog, I realized that I had a couple of 1969 Topps 4 in 1 Baltimore Colts that he needed. I quickly sent a message to him asking for his address and sent them off in the mail to him. The day before my trip I received some cards back from him.
Wow! He hit me back with older vintage.
Look at this beauty!
|1952 Bowman Small #67|
The amusing thing is that he didn't play a game for the Browns. This card back says that he was signed by the Packers and transferred to the Browns for the 1952 season.
Pro Football Reference shows that his hole career was spent with Green Bay where he played the 1952 and 1953 seasons, and that he was drafted by the Browns in the 11th round of the 1952 NFL Draft.
I think that I'll trust Pro Football Reference's information.
|L-R: 1964 Philadelphia #35 and #32|
I needed this Green rookie card, and will check to see if the Costello card is an upgrade or not.
Ernie Green played from 1962-68 and shared the Browns backfield with two Hall of Fame running backs, Jim Brown and Leroy Kelly. He made two Pro Bowls (with Leroy Kelly) in 1966 and 1967. He averaged 4.8 yards per carry in his career, rushing for 3204 yards.
|1966 Philadelphia #42|
Bob, thanks for the wonderful cards! I'll have to keep an eye out for any interesting Baltimore Colts cards that I run across. (Arizona update: picked up one cool card for you.)
On to the Christmas pack.
|1989 Topps Big|
On to the rest of the pack.