Let's take a look at some of them.
Ron Klimkowski had a short career with the Yankees and the A's. This is his first US Topps card. He was featured a few year prior in the 1967 Venezuelan Topps set. On that card it says that Ron exhibits "una buena slider." It also lists his date of birth as 9-3-44 where his 1971 card shows a date of 3-1-44. What's eight days between friends?
Ron Klimkowski (card # 28)
Luis Tiant's 1970 Topps card also shows him with the Twins although for the 1971 season he was pitching for the Red Sox but not well. He went 1-7 that year. Love the miscut on the right hand side of the card.
Luis Tiant (card # 95)
By sending the football cards George may have unleashed a new interest. "I do not need another collecting goal. I do not need another collecting goal. I do not need another collecting goal." That being said I might have a new collecting goal. I might try to put together a Topps Type Collection - football edition.
I wasn't aware that Bert Rechichar played for the University of Tennessee. I was even aware of Bert Rechichar. I like the "portrait you'd put on your piano" design, especially how Bert's holding his helmet.
Bert Rechichar (card # 74)
Similar statements for Harry Schuh. Besides the buzz cut I like the non-grimacing Raider face. Not quite happy, but not mean. And another Tennessee tie-in with Schuh.
Harry Schuh (card # 117)
Thanks, George, for your generosity. I'm getting closer to filling out the application for the OBC.