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Classic Sports Card of The Day

23 Nov

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1972 Topps football card of former defensive lineman Alan Page, who played 15 seasons in the NFL, mostly as a member of the Minnesota Vikings’ vaunted Purple People Eaters defense of the late 1960s and 1970s. He was a nine time Pro Bowler, voted to the All Decade team for the ’70s and was the league MVP in 1971, a rare accomplishment for a defensive player. Considered one of the best defensive linemen to ever play the game, Page was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988. Page obtained a law degree while he was still an active player, and after retiring served as an associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1993 until 2015.

 

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