Vintage Football Card of the Day -1950 Browns Team Issue 8×10 #10 Mac Speedie

Mac Speedie played seven seasons at “end” for the Cleveland Browns after his playing days at the University of Utah and then four years of military service.  He was born on this day in 1920 and didn’t join the Browns until he was 25.  He was a member of the Browns teams that won the AAFC championships from 1946 to 1949 and also the NFL Championship in 1950.

Per Wikipedia: “Speedie led his league in receptions four times during his career and was selected as a first-team All-Pro six times. His career average of 800 yards per season was not surpassed until two decades after his retirement, and his per-game average of 50 yards went unequalled for 20 years after he left the game.”

A 2013 Cleveland Plain Dealer article listed Speedie as the #11 Browns player in franchise history.  After his playing career ended, Speedie remained in the game as a coach and scout.

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1950 Browns Team Issue 8×10 #10 Mac Speedie

From “This set of Cleveland Browns photos measures approximately 8″ by 10″ and features black and white posed action shots framed by white borders. The year is an estimate based upon when the players appeared on the same Browns’ team. The player’s name appears in a small white box close to the bottom of the photo and the cardbacks are blank. Each is unnumbered and checklisted below in alphabetical order. It is thought that the set could have been released by Sohio. These photos are identical to the 1954 set and some players may have been issued both years. Any additions to either checklist is appreciated.”

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