Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Your 1960 Packers

O.K., we’ll stay on the football card theme for a few days. Today, we have the 1960 Topps’ card set, featuring many of the same suspects that were on the 1959 set. Oddly enough, Topps apparently still couldn’t scare up a photo of Jim Taylor in a Packers’ uniform, as he’s still depicted in the LSU red jersey; the other thing to note would be that Forrest Gregg appears on his rookie card.

This is the team that would win the Western Division for Vince Lombardi and lose to the Philadelphia Eagles 17-14 at the end of the season — the only championship game that Green Bay would lose until Super Bowl XXXII in January 1998. But that’s another story.