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Classic Sports Card of The Day

29 Oct

77toppspayton

1977 Topps “All Pro” football card of the late Walter Payton, one of the greatest running backs in pro football history. Nicknamed “Sweetness”, he played for 13 seasons in the NFL for the Chicago Bears and is second on the list of career rushing leaders behind Emmitt Smith. Payton was a nine-time Pro Bowler and helped the Bears win the Super Bowl in 1985. He was named to the NFL’s All Decade teams for both the 1970s and 1980s. Payton was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993, and an award in his name is given to an NFL player each year for excellence on the field combined with volunteer and charity work. He passed away in 1999.

 

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