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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

San Diego Chargers

Chuck Allen


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

Lance Alworth


An AFL All-Star seven straight years, 1963 through 1969.

American Football League Most Valuable Player in 1963,

 with 61 receptions for 1,205 yards, 19.8 yds/catch and 11 tds.


Flanker on the All-Time All-AFL team.

A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Frank Buncom


American Football League All-Star in 1964,1965 and 1967.

Steve DeLong


American Football League All-Star in 1969.

Earl Faison


American Football League Rookie of the Year in 1961.

A
member of the original "Fearsome Foursome"
(the Chargers' defensive line) from 1961-66.

An
AFL All-Star five straight years, 1961 through 1965.


A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Kenny Graham


An AFL All-Star in 1965, '67, '68 and 1969.

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

George Gross


A member of the original "Fearsome Foursome"
(the Chargers' defensive line) from 1963-67.

John Hadl


Played offensive and defensive halfback at the University of Kansas as a sophomore, then quarterback for his last two years. Selected as the school's Player of the Century. 

An All-American at running back in 1960 and at quarterback in 1961, and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Third leading passer in AFL history, behind Kemp and Blanda.

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


A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Emil Karas


An original Los Angeles/San Diego Charger.

An
American Football League All-Star in 1961, '62, and 1963.

Dave Kocourek


An original Los Angeles/San Diego Charger.

An
American Football League All-Star in 1961, '62, '63 and 1964.

Ernie Ladd


A member of the original "Fearsome Foursome"
(the Chargers' defensive line) from 1961-66.

An
AFL All-Star four straight years, 1962 through 1965.

Selected to the San Diego Hall of Fame.


A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Keith Lincoln


MVP of the the 1963 American Football League Championship game, accounting for 349 yards of total offense.

Big-play player: i
n 1961 caught a record-setting 91 yard TD pass; in 1962, ran a kickoff back for a Chargers' record 103 yards.

Had three games gaining 100+ yards on 14 or fewer carries.

An AFL All-Star
in 1962, '63, '64, '65 and 1967.


A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Paul Lowe


An original Los Angeles/San Diego Charger.

American Football League MVP in 1965 with 1,121 yards rushing.

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

Set a pro football record with six games in which he gained
100+ yards on 14 or fewer carries.  Held the American Football League's all-time highest rushing average, at 4.89 yds/carry.

An
American Football League All-Star in 1960, 1963 and 1965.


A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Jacque MacKinnon


An American Football League All-Star in 1966 and 1968.

Ron Mix


An original Los Angeles/San Diego Charger.

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

Had a total of two holding penalties in 10 years.

An
AFL All-Star for nine straight years, 1960 through 1968.

Unanimous choice to the AFL's All-Time Team.


A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Don Norton


An original Los Angeles/San Diego Charger.

An
American Football League All-Star in 1961 and 1962.

Bob Petrich


An alternate member of the original "Fearsome Foursome"
(the Chargers' defensive line) from 1963-66.

Rick Redman


An American Football League All-Star in 1967.

Pat Shea


 

Walt Sweeney


Selected to Syracuse University's all-century team.

An
AFL All-Star for five straight years, 1965 through 1969.

Second-team guard on the All-Time All-AFL Team.

A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Dick Westmoreland


An American Football League All-Star in 1967.

Ernie Wright


An American Football League All-Star in 1961, 1963 and 1965.

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

1965 Topps AFL Set Checklist Nos. 89 to 176


1965 Checklist

Cards 89 through 176

 

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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