Monday, August 30, 2010

1958-1960 Colts Team Issue #13 Harold (Hal) Lewis

Harold (Hal) Lewis play back for the University of Houston football team from 1956 to 1958. He was co-Captain of the 1958 Cougars along with Hogan Wharton and Don Brown (3 future professional football players).

He was an excellent punt returner. He is 4th (17.4 in 1956) and 7th (16.3 in 1958) in season punt return average at UH and 5th in career punt return average (14.1)

Lewis was named Missouri Valley All-Conference 1st Team fullback in 1957 when the Cougars won the conference.

Hal was selected by the Baltimore Colts in the 7th round of the 1959 NFL Draft. He played 3 years of professional football for the Baltimore Colts, Buffalo Bills, and Oakland Raiders.

Sorry no picture again today. I don't even have an example from this set to give you an idea of what it looks like.

Today's card is the 1958-1960 Colts Team Issue #13. The set is listed as 1958-60 because the cards were most likely released over all 3 years. Dates for the individual cards in this set have been difficult to determine.

You may notice that I'm using this card for 1958 even though Lewis didn't play for the Colts until 1959 and was still playing for UH in 1958. That makes it nearly impossible that this card was issued in 1958.

Unfortunately there aren't many other choices for 1958 cards. I believe there is a Doyusha Japanese Baseball League card of Carlton Hanta issued that year.

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