Classic Sports Card of The Day

21 Dec

1966 Topps football card of former Oakland Raider receiver Fred Biletnikoff. Remembered for wearing his uniform shirt sleeves cut short and for using heavy amounts of “stickum” on his hands, he was an all-time great with the Raiders, playing 14 seasons. He was a six-time Pro Bowler, a member of the All Time American Football League team, and was the MVP of Super Bowl XI, which Oakland won. Biletnikoff was a long-time receivers coach for the Raiders after retiring, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988. The award for the annual outstanding receiver in college football is named for him.


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