In an attempt to increase the size of my very small football card collection, I'm picking up and featuring one new card for each of the Patriots' 16 regular season games this year.
This week's action should be very interesting, as the 10-2 Patriots host the 8-4 Chiefs at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA in the second slate of games. New England might be the most questionable 10-2 team of all-time, and they've largely been winning despite the offense as of late. If this game were in Kansas City I'd be betting on the Chiefs, but being in New England it's closer to a coin flip if you ask me.
For the football card project, I'm getting back to featuring New England's opponent this week, with a Chiefs card from the late '60s...
As for the subject of the card, Jerrel (single 'L', mis-spelled by Topps here) Wilson was with the Chiefs for 15 of his 16 professional seasons. He was one of the better punters of his time, with multiple Pro Bowl selections, and is actually enshrined in the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame! I didn't know this when I grabbed the card, but it turns out this is his rookie as well. Not too shabby for 73 cents, thank you COMC!
The write-up reinforces what I mentioned above about Wilson being one of the top punters in the game at the time. Love the cartoon too, a 72-yard punt is pretty damn amazing.
Enjoy the NFL action today football fans, and thanks as always for stopping by!
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