Alex Webster, Giants Running Back and Head Coach

March 3rd, 2012  |  Published in CFL Cards, Halls of Fame, Player Deaths

Alex Webster, a running back for the New York Giants from 1955 to 1964 and the team’s head coach from 1969 to 1973, passed away today. The nj.com web site has a report and a recent photo. Webster was a member of the Giants’ NFL Championship team in 1956, he made the Pro Bowl in 1958 and 1961, and he was elected to the Giants Ring of Honor in 2011.

The cards pictured here are Webster’s rookie card, a 1956 Topps, and his last card, a 1964 Kahn’s Wieners card. You can see all of Webster’s NFL cards in the Vintage Football Card Gallery.

Before playing for New York, Webster spent two seasons with the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes. He appeared on at least one CFL card, a scarce 1954 Blue Ribbon Tea card. You can see it at cflapedia.com.
Alex Webster 1956 Topps rookie football cardAlex Webster 1964 Kahn's Wieners football card

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