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Classic Sports Card of The Day

15 Nov

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1969 Topps football card of former pro football player Jacque MacKinnon, who played 10 seasons in the American Football League, mostly donning the powder blue uniform of the San Diego Chargers. He played both tight end and fullback, and along with Dave Kocourek, was utilized by Charger coach Sid Gillman in what is believed to be pro football’s first double tight end formation. MacKinnon was a two-time AFL All Star and helped the Chargers win the league title in 1963. He died a tragic death in 1975, when he crashed his car, and allegedly drunk and fleeing the scene, jumped a fence and fell 30 feet to his demise into a construction site.

 

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