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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 

DENVER BRONCOS

Odell Barry
Willie Brown


An AFL All-Star
in 1964, '65, '67, '68 and 1969.


A member of the All-Time All-AFL Team.


A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Gerry Bussell

 

Eldon Danenhauer


An AFL All-Star in 1962 and 1965.

Al Denson


An AFL All-Star in 1967 and 1969.

Hewritt Dixon


An AFL All-Star in 1966, 1967 and 1968.

Cookie Gilchrist


A Canadian Football League All-Star five straight years,
playing offense and defense.

T
he first American Football League player to rush for 1,000 yards in a season, 1,096 in a 14-game schedule in 1962.

1962
 American Football League MVP with the Buffalo Bills.

An AFL All-Star in 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965.

Fullback on the All-Time All-AFL Team.

A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Goose Gonsoulin


An original Denver Bronco.

Made 11 interceptions in 1960 (not '62 as on card),
still a team record.

An AFL All-Star
in 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1966.

Second team, All-Time All-AFL

A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Abner Haynes


 The AFL's first Most Valuable Player,
and its first
Rookie of the Year , with the Dallas Texans in 1960.


His 12,065 combined yards rushing, receiving
and kick returning
is the American Football League record.


An AFL All-Star
in 1960, 1961, 1962, and 1964.

Second team, All-Time All-AFL

A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Jerry Hopkins


 

Ray Jacobs


 

Jacky Lee


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

Backed up George Blanda in the first three AFL Championship games with the Houston Oilers, winning in 1960 and 1961.

Threw for 20 tds and ran for 3 with the Broncos in 1964.

Won a World Championship ring with the Chiefs in 1969-'70.

A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

John McCormick


 

Bob McCullough


 

John McGeever


 

Charlie Mitchell


 

Jim Perkins


 

Bob Scarpitto


 An American Football League All-Star in 1962.

Had a 45.2-yard punting average in 1966.

Second team punter, All-Time All-AFL Team.

Mickey Slaughter


 

Jerry Sturm


 An American Football League All-Star in 1964 and 1966.

Lionel Taylor


 American Football League All-Star in 1961, 1961, 1962 and 1965.

First professional football receiver ever to make
a
hundred receptions in a single season (1961, 14 games).

Four seasons with over 1,000 yards receiving.

Averaged 84.7 catches each year from 1960 to 1965, a record.

AFL's all-time reception leader with 567.

A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame

 

click here for a list of the complete set

(click below for a team's page or to see its 1965 Topps Set)

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