Bookends

September 26th, 2012  |  Published in Football Card Trivia, Halls of Fame

Can you think of cards that look more like bookends than Bobby Bell and Buck Buchanan‘s 1964 Topps cards? Not only did the players’ rookie cards mirror each another, so did their careers:

  • Bell played from 1963 to 1974, all with the Chiefs. Buchanan played from 1963 to 1975, also all with the Chiefs.
  • Bell played in nine AFL All-Star and NFL Pro Bowl games; Buchanan played in eight.
  • Bell was inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1980, Buchanan in 1981.
  • Bell was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983; Buchanan was inducted in 1990. Buchanan was also a finalist four times previously, starting in 1984.
  • Finally, both are members of the College Football Hall of Fame. Bell was inducted in 1991, Buchanan in 1996.

Bobby Bell 1964 Topps rookie football cardBuck Buchanan 1964 Topps rookie football card

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