Vintage Football Card of the Day #1 – 1955 Topps All American #59 Doc Blanchard

We’ve been very limited on posts over the last couple of weeks, sorry about that!

In honor of today’s Army/Navy game, I’m going to bring you two cards for the day.  The first card is one that is in my personal collection.

1955 Topps All American #59 Doc Blanchard

“Mr. Inside” won the Heisman Trophy in 1945, the season before his teammate “Mr. Outside” Glenn Davis won.  He was drafted third overall in the 1946 draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, but his military obligations prevented him from playing professional football.  He was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1959.

Per Wikipedia (always there, sometimes accurate), Blanchard few 113 missions from Thailand during the Vietnam War.  Eighty-four of the missions were over North Vietnam.

God bless America, and God bless our Military.

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