Before Dick Butkus, there was Joe Fortunato and Bill George. Before Gale Sayers, there was Willie Galimore and Johnny Morris. While many of the great “Monsters of the Midway” of the early days were featured in the regular issue football card sets of the day, many were not.
This RetroCards set will help Bears fans to fill out their lineups with both the superstars, and the lesser known “role-players” of the day. Well known Pro-Bowlers include Bill George, Bill Wade, Richie Petitbon, Johnny Morris, Bob Wetoska and Fred Williams. Mike Ditka appears here in his would-be “rookie card”. Other players well-known to Bears fans include Angelo Coia, Stan Fanning, Bobby Jackson, John Adams, Ken Kirk, Charlie Bivins, Maury Youmans and others.
Two other special cards are featured here. Bill Brown, known throughout his career as the tough back with the Vikings, had his start in Chicago. Bo Farrington, who died in the tragic accident that also took Willie Galimore in 1964, is now finally remembered with a football card. This set will appeal to Bears fans and fans of the NFL’s rich history alike. Get yours now!