Tuesday, August 17, 2010

1971 49ers Postcards #35 Mike Simpson

Mike Simpson played defensive back at the University of Houston from 1966 to 1968. In 1967 he tied for the team lead in inceptions with Johnny Peacock with 4.

He was also a punt returner who led the team in punt returns in 1968.

Simpson was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the 13th round of the AFL Draft. He played for the San Francisco 49ers from 1970 to 1973.

We'll continue our trend from yesterday of looking at something besides Topps cards. Today's card is the 1971 49ers Postcards #35. These black and white oversized cards were distributed by the 49ers. The backs are postcard style and feature career information and stats. Although this is listed as #35, the backs are actually unnumbered. The numbering generally used is based on the alphabetical order.

And despite what is pictured here, the cards did not come autographed.

But the pose on this card is hilarious. As the cards get older and the pictures are more staged, the poses and pictures often get funnier.

2 comments:

SportsCardGirl said...

Two thumbs up for this card.. :)

Commish said...

Hmmm. I saw some games in '67 as a high schooler but I sure have no recollection of Mike Simpson. Since he went on to play in the NFL I'd have thought I would be familiar with him.

Cool card, though. I like these oddball issues.