Vintage Football of the Day – 1953 Bowman #1 Eddie LeBaron

I don’t know how many times it’s happened, but Ken Griffey Jr. wasn’t the first athlete to have his rookie card be #1 in a set.  Eddie LeBaron’s first mainstream card saw him pictured on card number one.

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1953 Bowman #1 Eddie LeBaron

LeBaron passed away last year, but today would have been his 86th birthday.  He played 11 NFL seasons with the Redskins and Cowboys.  I’ll give you a nickel if you can tell me where he played college football without looking.  If you tell me that you said “Pacific,” I might call you a liar!

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