View Full Version : Sammy Baugh RIP

12-17-2008, 10:07 PM
Posted By: <b>Frank Rose</b><p>Every player, coach and front office person connected to the NFL should say take a minute of their time to reflect on the greatness of Sammy Baugh and his contributions to the development of the sport. Sadly, most won't.

12-18-2008, 04:27 PM
Posted By: <b>Fred Y</b><p>I posted on the Thread over on the PreWar side that Sammy was one of my favorites as a kid growing up &amp; collecting FB cards, but I never remember noticing until today the apparent misprint on the reverse!<br><br>Last line makes mention he turned down an offer from the Cardinals to play &quot;football&quot;, which I'm sure was meant to be &quot;baseball&quot;!<br><br>Am I correct to assume this is on all cards issued--the dreaded UER?<br><br><br><br><img src="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q285/fyoung17/52fb30r.jpg" alt="[linked image]"><br><br><br><br><img src="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q285/fyoung17/52fb30f.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

12-18-2008, 05:33 PM
Posted By: <b>George Dreher</b><p>Sammy Baugh is the greatest football player who ever lived. Greater than Jim Thorpe, greater than Jim Brown....<br>HOF quarterback, HOF punter, HOF safety<br><br>Anytime there is an argument, just ask what the average punting yardage, passing yardage and number of interceptions were in the other players' NFL career.

12-21-2008, 01:52 PM
Posted By: <b>pb4sc</b><p> If memory serves me right, the St. Louis Cardinals were the St. Louis football team, starting in 1960. I think that you are right, they must have meant baseball. Sammy Baugh was an outstanding athlete. However, Jim Thorpe was a step above. Sammy had football and baseball under his belt, but Thorpe had those and was also an Olympic Gold medal winner. As for a pure football player, Sammy may be one of the greatest.

12-21-2008, 02:26 PM
Posted By: <b>BigDaddyBowman</b><p>The card is right. He turned down a contract with the St. Louis Cardinals (baseball) to make a career in football. The Cardinals were of Chicago back then.