Bill Anderson, 1936-2017

No, but your post added him to my list.

I am collecting every Packer card put out between 1948 (Leaf) and 1975 (Topps)....and  the cards of every player that spent time with the Packers at any point in time......that has lead me to such guys as Lamar McHan and the greatest football card....ever:

http://www.footballcardgallery.com/pics/1958-Topps/68_Lamar_McHan_football_card.jpg

 

Fedya posted:

That hotlinking image is an interesting card. 

Yeah, since I don't travel with my collection I hot-linked an image of the card. Tonight when I get home, I will take a picture of the one I own with my middle finger extended towards you to prove I own it. 

Timmy! posted:

Here's a link to the SB I roster.
It will take some time to look through all the names, but I'd guess a surprisingly large number of them are still living. Albeit, some are just barely hanging on. 
SB I Roster

Going through this list, I found that many players are still with us. What was intriguing, though, was each player's playing weight. Gale Gillingham, Guard, weighed 255. Lionel Aldridge, Right Defensive End, weighed 254 and Jerry Kramer, Guard, weighed 245. It was a different league back then!

I read a NY Times article from the '62 championship week wherein Jerry Kramer was described as "A giant of a man" weighing over 235 lbs.

You have to remember that the great depression deprived a lot of people of their full genetic birthright. Many were malnourished and the "norm" was consequently reduced.

My paternal grandfather was over 6' tall and Grandma was about 5'7" even in her 60's. Yet my dad, born in 1928, grew up fairy tale poor and barely reached 5'9". My mom was 5'4".  Only one of their 4 sons didn't grow over 6' tall. Dad told me how his mom made sure he got a glass of milk every week. We had a freakin' river of the stuff in our house.

Blair Kiel posted:
Fedya posted:

That hotlinking image is an interesting card. 

Yeah, since I don't travel with my collection I hot-linked an image of the card. Tonight when I get home, I will take a picture of the one I own with my middle finger extended towards you to prove I own it. 

I assume you have the AJ Hawk card, too:

Dad told me how his mom made sure he got a glass of milk every week. We had a freakin' river of the stuff in our house.

We had a river of the stuff in our house when I was growing up, and I only reached 5'8".  Of course, Grandpa was about 5'2", and not because of the depression.

Fedya posted:
Blair Kiel posted:
Fedya posted:

That hotlinking image is an interesting card. 

Yeah, since I don't travel with my collection I hot-linked an image of the card. Tonight when I get home, I will take a picture of the one I own with my middle finger extended towards you to prove I own it. 

I assume you have the AJ Hawk card, too:

http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/ii462/claporte/image1_zpsqeuxatbx.jpg

Ammo. Correct. That was a '58 Topps. The '59 set Fedya, shows a combo of some blue and some almost olive green uniforms. Many times they would use pictures from previous years, so I do think the Pack went "Green" in '59. Also, notice Jim Taylor-----that's not Jim Taylor---Topps used the wrong picture of him two years in a row.

Yeah, I'm a geek.

http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/ii462/claporte/IMG_1678_zps0ypmw1j9.jpg

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