Card of the Day: Tony La Russa 1964 Topps RC #244

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Card of the Day: John Mackey 1964 Philadelphia RC #3

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Card of the Day: Ryne Duren 1964 Topps #173

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Card of the Day: Johnny Callison 1964 Topps #135

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Is Don Shula Rookie-less?

Don Shula is one of the best coaches the NFL has seen.  He is mostly known for being the coach of the Miami Dolphins, especially during their Perfect Season, but he also was a player for the Browns, Colts, and Redskins.  His playing career only lasted for seven years, but it surprises me that he never had a rookie card made during that time.  In fact, the closest thing Shula has to a rookie card would be the large team issued cards from 1963-1964.  But being team issued, doesn’t technically count as a true rookie.  From what I’ve found, Shula’s real rookie would have to be this 1964 Philadelphia Colts’ Play of the Year card.  To me, this sure doesn’t look like a normal rookie.  I guess Topps and Bowman missed out on this one.

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Card of the Day: Nick Buoniconti 1964 Topps #3

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Card of the Day #118

Mickey Mantle 1964 Topps #50