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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

HOUSTON OILERS

Scott Appleton


 

Johnny Baker


 

Sonny Bishop
George Blanda

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A member of the University of Kentucky Hall of Fame.
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AFL Player of the Year in 1961.
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In the top ten for attempts, completions, yards and touchdowns
 for seven straight years, 1960 through 1966.
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American Football League All-Star in 1961, '62, '63 and 1967.

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Placekicker on the All-time All-AFL Team.
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A member of the AFL Hall of Fame, and one of only twenty players who were in the  AFL for its entire ten-year existence.

Sid Blanks



American Football League All-Star in 1964.

He had the longest run from scrimmage for a touchdown in AFL history, 91 yards, against the New York Jets
on 12/13/1964.

Ode Burrell
Doug Cline


An original Houston Oiler.

Willard Dewveall


Made the longest pass reception for a touchdown in  
American Football League history, 98 yards, from Jacky Lee.


American Football League All-Star in 1962.

Lawrence Elkins


 

Don Floyd


An original Houston Oiler.

American Football League All-Star in 1961, 1962 and 1963.

A member of  the Oilers' All-Time Team.

A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Freddy Glick


American Football League All-Star in 1962, 1963 and 1964.

Tom Goode
Charlie Hennigan


An original Houston Oiler.

T
he first professional football player to catch more than a hundred passes in a single season (101 in 1964).

Twice gained over 1,500 yards in pass receiving (1961 and '64).


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

A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Ed Hussmann


American Football League All-Star in 1961, 1962 and 1963.

Bobby Jancik


 

Bud McFadin


American Football League All-Star in 1961, 1962 and 1963.

Bob McLeod
Jim Norton


An original Houston Oiler.

American Football League All-Star in 1961, 1962 and 1963.

His number 43 was retired by the Oilers.

Held club-record 45 career interceptions and 519 punts.

A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Walt Suggs
Bob Talamini


An original Houston Oiler.

AFL All-Star in six straight years, 1962 through 1967.

Won an AFL and World Championship with the Jets in 1968.

A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Charlie Tolar


An original Houston Oiler.

Nicknamed "the Human Bowling Ball".

American Football League All-Star in 1961, 1962 and 1963.

Won Championships with the Oilers in 1960 and 1961.

In 1962 was the first Oiler to exceed 1,000 yards rushing.

A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

1965 Topps AFL Set Checklist Nos. 1 to 88


1965 Checklist

Cards 1 through 88

Don Trull


 

 

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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PATRIOTS

Bills

Oilers

JETS

Broncos

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Chargers

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Click here for an all-time roster of American Football League players.

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