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.
Week 9 sees the Patriots (8-0) taking on the formidable Baltimore Ravens (5-2) in the Sunday Night Football prime time match-up. I'm not all that interested in modern football cards, so because the Ravens don't have the storied history of some other franchises on the Pats' 2019 schedule I had trouble finding a Ravens card that I wanted to add to my collection. Instead, for the second consecutive week of this project, I went totally random. Check it out!
As for the subject, Chuck Liebrock played ten seasons in the CFL for the Toronto Argonauts and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. As for the Blue Bombers franchise itself, they were founded all the way back in 1930, and have won ten Grey Cup titles to date. As great as the front of the card is, I was equally drawn to this one based on the card back:
The highlight of this design though is the upper half of the back, which features the essentials in white-text-black-background format, and a fantastic cartoon. In my few minutes of research on Chuck for this post, this card back is the only place that referenced Liebrock breaking a leg while skiing!
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