Classic Sports Card of The Day

05 Oct

1974 Topps football card of former pro running back Vic Washington, who enjoyed a 9 year career in the professional game. He was a star back in the Canadian Football League in the late 1960s, helping the Ottawa Rough Riders win 2 Grey Cup championships, and garnering the Grey Cup MVP award in ’69. He brought his game to the NFL with San Francisco in 1971 and earned Pro Bowl honors that year. He finished his playing days with Houston and Buffalo. After retiring, he battled injuries which led to divorce, drug addiction and homelessness, and passed away in 2008 at the age of 62.


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