Football Card Sets (By Season)
1966 Football 6 Team Card Set
- Title Town: Packers Whip Chiefs in first Super Bowl
- America’s Team: Young, exciting Cowboys nearly win the NFL
- Big Names: Starr, Meredith, Unitas, Dawson, Kelly, Hayes, Berry
This six-team card set showcases the first Super Bowl foes, Green Bay (12-2) and Kansas City (11-2-1), the teams they beat to get there, Dallas (10-3-1) and Buffalo (9-4-1) and two other NFL contenders, Baltimore and Cleveland (both 9-5).
In the NFL title game won by Green Bay 34-27, the league’s top defense (just 163 points allowed) and defending champions had all they could handle with the league’s top offense (445 points) featuring such young stars as QB Don Meredith, WR Bob Hayes (1,232 receiving yards, 13 TD caches) and RB Dan Reeves (1,314 yards of total offense, 16 TDs), but prevailed on a final-stage end-zone interception.
Kansas City, the class of the AFL, had the league’s No. 1 passer in Len Dawson, rookie RB Mike Garrett (5.5 average) and explosive young WR Otis Taylor (1,297 receiving yards for a 22-yard average). The title game was the reverse of the NFL’s, with the league’s No. 1 offense (KC, 448 points) dominating the defending champs who had the league’s stingiest defense (Buffalo, 225 points), 31-7.
Baltimore’s title chances were doomed when the Colts lost twice to the Packers, despite a formidable passing attack with QB John Unitas, WR Raymond Berry and TE John Mackey. Leroy Kelly replaced the retired Jim Brown in Cleveland’s backfield and ran for 1,141 yards and 15 TDs, helping the balanced Browns to a +144-point differential.
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This is a 6-team card set. The entire 26-team 1968 NFL and AFL is available in the computer version.