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Old 03-02-2018, 07:20 AM
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Default Old Timers Who Belong in the HOF

There are lots of pro football players prior to 1970 that deserve some consideration for the HOF. Unfortunately at this point it is very unlikely many of them will get in. Post those you think at least deserve a look and any cards / images you have of them here.

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Old 03-02-2018, 07:56 AM
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I may be biased, but I do believe the AFL's all time leading scorer and 1964 MVP deserves a look.

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Old 03-02-2018, 09:27 PM
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Off the top of my head--Johnny Robinson, Drew Pearson, Cliff Branch and the only 2 time MVP not in the HOF--Daryle Lamonica.
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I like colorful cards like Chicles, Leafs, and Bowmans, so I donít even wind up collecting anything from the eras that Iím most interested. Jeff, can you help me out with some images?

There arenít any Nessers in the HOF. Iíd start with 3 of them (Ted, Frank, and Al). Iíd have Calac as I mentioned. Then Iíd take Lavvie Dilweg, Duke Slater, and Tony Latone. Thereís a handful of other pre-1920 players Iím still researching so I wonít go out on a limb with them, but anyone can pm me for those.

Well, since Dan opened the door to bias, I'll show one card of a player who was both a Tank and a Spartan:
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:00 AM
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Items that depict some of the stars from the 20s are tough to find as most weren't depicted on cards. Here are some images I have for the ones John mentioned above.

1916 Canton Bulldogs composite with Pete Calac.


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Ted Nesser (and son). Only father and son to ever play in the NFL together.


Al Nesser.


Tony Latone (plus autograph).


Dilweg.


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Old 04-16-2018, 06:29 PM
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Ken anderson, ken the rattler reilly, lamar parrish to name a few that have been very much overlooled by cantons writers/voters
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Jim "Wrong Way" Marshall and Cookie Gilchrist
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:44 AM
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A few that come to mind-

Eddie Meador, Alex Karras, Gino Cappelletti, Bubba Smith, Johnny Robinson (Chiefs), Bob Boyd (Colts), Jim Marshall, Lamar Lundy, Rosey Grier, Roman Gabriel, Daryle Lamonica, Jim Nance, Dave Grayson, Harold Jackson, Tommy Nobis, George Byrd, Cookie Gilchrist, Ken Riley, Don Perkins, Lionel Taylor, and nearly everyone else mentioned above. I also heard Bart Starr being interviewed and he really pushed for Bob Skoronski, saying his blocking graded out as well as Forrest Gregg's.

I think that there are too many great players that have been ignored, and I am sure that many more would come to mind if I took the time to compile a list. Eddie Meador is on top of my list (as an old school Rams' fan), and Merlin Olsen advocated for him as have a number of others. He is a quiet and humble guy that does not blow his own horn, but he was the leader on the great Rams defenses under George Allen. Safety is a very overlooked position in the HOF, and this situation should be corrected.

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Old 05-24-2018, 06:43 AM
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Gale Gillingham would be a strong candidate.
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