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Classic Sports Card of The Day

21 Nov

68toppssauer

1968 Topps football card of former wide receiver George Sauer Jr., who played for the New York Jets for six seasons, mostly in the American Football League. His father, George Sr., played for the Green Bay Packers in the 1930s. Sauer was a four-time AFL All Star in the 1960s, teaming with Don Maynard as favorite receiving targets for Joe Namath. He retired at the peak of his career following the 1970 season, as he had become disillusioned with the game. He pursued writing after retiring and wrote a novel. Sauer passed away of congestive heart failure in 2013, while also suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

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