Saturday, August 28, 2010

1960 Fleer #32 Don Flynn

Don Flynn played football at the University of Houston from 1954 to 1956. He was quarterback and co-captain of the 1956 team that went 7-2-1 winning the Missouri Valley Conference in Bill Meek's last year as coach.

In 1956, Flynn led the team in rushing (412 yards), passing (464 yards), scoring (39 points). That performance earned being named to the 1st Team Missouri Valley All Conference team.

After his college career, Don played for the Dallas Texans and New York Titans. He also played in the Canadian Football League.

Today's card is the 1960 Fleer #32. Another great vintage set. I love the simple, but colorful, layout. That is also a sharp picture of Flynn.

The back is basic, but a very solid effort. One of my favorite comments is that Flynn is "one of the all-time greats at the University of Houston and probably the strongest quarterback they ever had." No offense to any of the great players before him, but you have to keep in mind that UH had only played football for 13 years when this card was released. Being an "all-time great" at this point in UH history is like being on the All-Decade team. Not a small feat, but not quite the same compliment compared to a program with 50 years of history.


1 comment:

Chris said...

They sure don't make cards like they use too. I agree with the basic design.