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The American Football League excelled in many ways.
It was featured in one of the best sets of sports cards ever produced:
The 1965 Topps AFL Football Set
2003 by
the American Football League Hall of Fame

BUFFALO BILLS

Stew Barber


American Football League All-Star five straight seasons,
 from 1963 through 196
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Glenn Bass

 

Al Bemiller


American Football League All-Star in 1965.

He played in 126 consecutive regular-season games with the Bills, every game of his nine years in the league, as well an Eastern Division playoff and three AFL Championship games. 

Wray Carlton


An original Buffalo Bill.

Scored the Bills' first-ever touchdown,
against the Broncos in 1960.


American Football League All-Star in 1964 and 1965.

Tom Day


Member of the Bills' Formidable Front Four in the
1964 and 1965 AFL Championship years. 

A
n American Football League All-Star in 1965.

Elbert Dubenion


An Original Buffalo Bill, nicknamed "Golden Wheels",
four years in the league's top eight receivers.

Had the l
ongest reception in AFL playoff history, 93-yds for a TD.

7.1 yards-per-carry rushing average, deadly on reverses.

10 touchdowns and 27.1 yards per catch on 42 receptions for 1,139 yards in 1964 (14 game season).


A
n American Football League All-Star in 1964.

A member of the
American Football League Hall of Fame.

Jim Dunaway


An American Football League All-Star in 1965, '66, '67, and 1968.

A member of the
American Football League Hall of Fame.

Pete Gogolak


First soccer-style kicker in professional football.

1965 All-AFL and a member of the 1965 AFL All-Star Team.

His signing with the Giants while under contract to the Bills
started the chain of events that resulted in the end of the AFL.

 

Dick Hudson


An American Football League All-Star in 1965.

Harry Jacobs


One of only twenty players who were in the
 AFL
for its entire ten-year existence.

An American Football League All-Star in 1965 and 1969.

A member of the
American Football League Hall of Fame.

Billy Joe


American Football League Rookie of the Year in 1963.

Acquired in trade with Broncos for Cookie Gilchrist after 1964.


An American Football League All-Star in 1965.

Tom Keating


Traded to the Raiders after 1965.

An American Football League All-Star in 1966 and 1967.

Jack Kemp

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Acquired on waivers from the Chargers during 1962 season.
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An American Football League All-Star
six consecutive years
and for seven of the league's ten years.

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Led the Bills to playoffs four straight years, 1963 - 1966,
winning Championships in 1964 and 1965.

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AFL Most Valuable Player in 1965,
and
a member of the AFL Hall of Fame.
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O
ne of only twenty players who were in the
 AFL
for its entire ten-year existence.

Daryle Lamonica


He was the "relief pitcher" for the Bills two American Football League championship seasons in 1964 and 1965.

An American Football League All-Star
in 1965, '67 and 1969.


AFL Most Valuable Player in 1967 and 1969.

A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Paul Maguire

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A College Football Hall of Fame tight end from the Citadel.
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Deadly on "coffin corner"
punts.
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Played in six of the AFL's ten title games,
three with the Chargers and three with the Bills.

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All-time American Football League punter in punts and yardage.
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A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.
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O
ne of only twenty players who were in the
 AFL
for its entire ten-year existence.

Roland McDole


Anchored a defensive line that held the opposition without a
 rushing touchdown in 17 straight games over 1964-1965.


An American Football League All-Star in 1965 and 1967.

Second team defensive end on the All-Time All-AFL team.

A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

George Saimes


An American Football League All-Star for five straight years,
in 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967 and 1968.


Safety on the
American Football League All-time Team


A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Tom Sestak


An American Football League All-Star in 1963, 1964 and 1965.

"Book-end" with Ron McDole, held the opposition without a
 rushing touchdown in 17 straight games over 1964-1965.


Defensive end on the
American Football League All-time Team


A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Billy Shaw


An original Buffalo Bill, the prototypical "pulling guard" .

An American Football League All-Star from 1962 through 1965, playing in a total of eight AFL All-Star games.

Guard on the
American Football League All-time Team

 The only player ever inducted to the "pro football" hall of fame
who played
exclusively in the American Football League.


A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Mike Stratton


An AFL All-Star six straight seasons from 1963 through 1968.

Made the memorable "hit heard 'round the world" on the
 Chargers' Keith Lincoln in the 1964 AFL Championship game


Second team linebacker on the All-Time All-AFL team.

A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

John Tracey


With Harry Jacobs and Mike Stratton he filled out the American Football League's best linebacking crew, playing together for 67 consecutive games from 1963 through 1967.

A
n AFL All-Star in 1965 and 1966.


A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Ernie Warlick


An American Football League All-Star for four straight years,
in 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965.


17.2 yds/catch with the Bills, 20.8 yds/catch average in 1964.

Played an important role as a "double tight end", scoring the opening td vs. the Chargers in the 1965 AFL Championship.


A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

 

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