Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Vintage 60s Merlin Olsen Card

A fairly recently acquired card I got from one of my favorite players of one of my favorite teams when I was a kid. Merlin Olsen who played on the Los Angeles Rams from 1962 - 1976. His Rookie card is a 1964 Philadelphia card I don't have that one yet, but I did get this 1966 Philadelphia card recently. It has a little corner creasing action down in the lower left corner (the scan shows it a little). Just a few days before this one arrived I was waltzing through my cards and noticed I already had one. I thought it looked familiar.

1966 Philadelphia Football Merlin Olsen #102

Besides the fact that he was one of my favorite players on one of my fave teams growing up I like this card for a few other reasons; His fierce look posed as it may very well be, and the way the design of the card looks like a Sports Illustrated cover.

1 comment:

  1. very cool photo, still wouldn't know the Rams helmet from that position though...