Friday, August 20, 2010

1968 Topps #42 Tom Beer

Today's player is another one of those great Cougar tight ends that made it to the pros, Tom Beer. He played at the University of Houston from 1965 to 1966.

After his college career, Beer was selected by the Denver Broncos in the 2nd round of the 1967 AFL Draft. He played six seasons of professional football for the Broncos and the New England/Boston Patriots.

After his pro career, he wrote the book Sunday's Fools: Stomped, Tromped, Kicked, and Chewed in the NFL which was published in 1974. This book is about his professional career and the bad teams he played for. Reading the reviews on Amazon, I had to order it. I can't wait to read it.

Today's card is the 1968 Topps #42. It is Beer's rookie card. This is another brightly colored card front. What I really love is the back of these cards. The green and white is so bold without being over the top and gaudy like today's cards. Sometimes simple is really a better design.



2 comments:

Todd said...

Let me know what you think of "Sunday's Fools". It's my favorite sports memoir of all time, and the most laugh-out-loud funniest sports book I've ever read.

NTXCoog said...

After I read it, you can expect a post about it.