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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

OAKLAND RAIDERS

Dalva Allen
 
Fred Biletnikoff


An American Football League All-Star in 1967 and 1969.

A member of the
American Football League Hall of Fame.

Billy Cannon

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1959 Heisman Trophy winner from Louisiana State University.
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2,043 all-purpose yards in 1961, led the AFL in rushing.
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A
n American Football League All-Star in 1961 as a halfback,
and in 1969 as a tight end.
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Played in a total of six American Football League Championship games, winning twice with the Oilers and once with the Raiders.
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 One of
twenty players who played the entire ten years of the American Football League.
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A member of the
American Football League Hall of Fame.

Dave Costa


An American Football League All-Star in 1963, '67, '68 and 1969.

Clem Daniels


An AFL All-Star five straight years, in 1963, ‘64, ‘65, ‘66 and ‘67.

American Football League Most Valuable Player in 1963,
with 1,099 yards and a 5.1 yards/carry average.


 
All-Time leading rusher in the American Football League.

Halfback on
the All-Time All-AFL Team


A member of the
American Football League Hall of Fame.

Ben Davidson


An American Football League All-Star in 1966, '67 and 1968.

A member of the
American Football League Hall of Fame.

Cotton Davidson


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

1961 AFL All-Star Game MVP

Davidson accepts the AFL All-Star MVP trophy from coach Sid Gillman as Texans' teammate Abner Haynes looks on
Tom Flores

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An original Oakland Raider.
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F
irst Hispanic-American quarterback in professional football.

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A
n American Football League All-Star in 1966.
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F
ifth-leading passer, all-time, in the AFL.
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One of twenty players who was in the American Football League
for its entire ten year existence.

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A member of the
American Football League Hall of Fame.

Claude Gibson


 

Wayne Hawkins


An original Oakland Raider.

An AFL All-Star in 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, and 1967.

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


Selected to the All-Time Raiders team.

A member of the
American Football League Hall of Fame.

Archie Matsos


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

Mike Mercer


 

Bob Mischak


All-American at Army in 1953.

A
n
American Football League All-Star in 1960, 1961 and 1962.

Jim Otto


An original Oakland Raider.

All-AFL in 1960, and
an
AFL All-Star nine straight years, from 1961 through 1969.

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


Selected to the All-Time Raiders team and as starting
center
on the All-Time All-AFL Team.

A member of the
American Football League Hall of Fame.

Art Powell
 


This card, Number 146, incorrectly shows a photo of
Clem Daniels, instead of Art Powell.


See below for the back of the card, and for
a corrected front,
by the
American Football League Hall of Fame archivist.

 


(This made-up card corrects the error of the original.)

In 1960, while playing for the Titans with Don Maynard, they were
the first pro wide receiver tandem to each gain over 1,000 yards.


A
n
AFL All-Star in 1963, 1964, 1965, and 1966.

Five seasons with over 1,000 yards in receiving.

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

A member of the
American Football League Hall of Fame.

Warren Powers


 

Ken Rice


An American Football League All-Star in 1961.

Bo Roberson


An American Football League All-Star in 1965.

Harry Schuh


An American Football League All-Star in 1967 and 1969.

A member of the Raiders' All-Time Team.

Larry Todd


 

Fred Williamson


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

Traded to the Kansas City Chiefs before the 1965 season.

J. R. Williamson


 

 

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

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