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    Rosey Grier's 1956 Topps rookie card. Rosey played for the New York Giants from 1955-62. He was then traded to the Los Angeles Rams where he joined Lamar Lundy, Merlin Olsen and Deacon Jones to form the "Fearsome Foursome" for the next four years. After his playing career he gained notoriety for being there the night Robert Kennedy was assassinated. He subdued the gunman after hearing shots fired.
    Ted Marchibroda's 1957 Topps rookie card. Ted Marchibroda had a brief playing career and is mostly known for his coaching career, mostly in Baltimore and for the Colts franchise. He was head coach of the Baltimore Colts from 1975-79, then again from 1992-95, after the team moved to Indianapolis. He returned to Baltimore in 1996 as coach of the Baltimore Ravens until 1998. He is the only man to coach both Baltimore franchises. Carl Eller's 1965 Philadelphia rookie card. Carl Eller was a member of the famed "Purple People Eaters in the 1960s and '70s for the Minnesota Vikings. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004. OJ Simpson's final card. OJ Simpson was a Hall of Fame running back. By the time I received this card in the early 1990s, he was known for his part in the Naked Gun movies, and for his commercials. Two years later, the trial of the century happened and his mage was tarnished forever, as well as the value of this card.

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    1. Shadrack_Jones Shadrack_Jones, 12 years ago
      I got to see OJ play a few times. The first time was in '66 when he was with City College of SF. They played Laney JC of Oakland in the "Prune Bowl" at Spartan Stadium in San Jose. I saw him once when he played at USC against Stanford and they last time when he was a broken down running back with the Niners.

      Now all I can do is shake my head in disgust and wonderment just at the mention of his name...

    2. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 12 years ago
      Cool memories! despite the later downfall of such an amazing athlete. I was too young to have seen him play but I remember watching the slow-speed car chase in the hospital when I was younger.

      From your other posts I saw that your dad played college ball, did you also play?

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