Saturday, August 21, 2010

1967 Williams Portraits #112 Joe Bob Isbell

Joe Bob Isbell was an offensive guard who played at the University of Houston from 1959 to 1961. He was co-captain of the 1961 team along with Ken Bolin and Bill Brown in Hal Lahar's last year as head coach.

After his college career, Isbell was selected by the Houston Oilers in the 20th round of the 1962 AFL Draft. He played five years of professional football for the Dallas Cowboys and the Cleveland Browns.

Sorry, no image again today. As I go farther back, I have fewer players to choose from (especially if I'm sticking to the rule of not using players already featured), fewer card options in general, and fewer images of some of the less mainstream cards.

Isbell was featured on very few cards, none from major card manufacturers. This card may be his most mainstream.

I've seen images of some of the other cards in this set and they look very nice. The "cards" are 8" x 10" and feature charcoal portraits of the players. The front also includes the player's name and position under the portrait. The backs are blank. The cards are quite elegant and look suitable for framing especially since they are 8x10.

Below is an example of the set. Again this is NOT Joe Bob Isbell. It is Bob Skoronski. I just wanted you to be able to see in general what the set looks like.


Anonymous said...

I worked with Joe Bob for a few years. We worked for a property management company and he did was a project manager on some of my facilities. Very nice guy who didn't mind talking football.

NTXCoog said...

Thanks for the update. It's always nice to hear news of where Cougar greats are now. It's also good to hear that these are good guys as well as good players.