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06-29-2008, 04:01 PM
Posted By: <b>Rich S</b><p> I just picked these up today and would like to know how old they are. They were loose in a box lot and there are over 40 of them but I doubt if that is a full set. I can't remember the last time a drop kick was an offensive weapon.<br /> <img src="http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z310/rstattler/footballcardgame0002.jpg"><br /><img src="http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z310/rstattler/footballcardgame0003.jpg"><br /><img src="http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z310/rstattler/footballcardgame0001.jpg">

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06-29-2008, 09:08 PM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>The last time a drop kick was an offensive weapon? When Doug Flutie played, and kicked one.

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06-30-2008, 02:03 PM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>I remember when John Elway did a surprise punt on third down. My dad and I thought he should really fool the defense and do it on first down.

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06-30-2008, 06:02 PM
Posted By: <b>Rich S</b><p>What Elway did was punt on 3rd down. Doesn't the ball have to hit the ground 1st on a drop kick ?

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06-30-2008, 10:35 PM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>I wasn't saying Elway did a drop kick, just an old fashion-style kick in modern times.

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07-09-2008, 03:16 PM
Posted By: <b>Butch &amp; Co.</b><p>But to Rich's original question... <br /><br />Will have to do some more digging, but the graphic on the card back is the same used on the cards in <I>Tom Hamilton's Football Game - Pigskin</I> (later just <I>Pigskin</I>), which debuted in 1934 and was in production into the late 1950s. The card face is different, however, and <I>Pigskin</I> cards had a white border on the backs. Might be (can't swear to this by any means) that the same graphic was used in Parker Brothers' <I>All American Foot Ball Game</I> (1925), but not sure that game even used cards. <I>Can</I> tell you, though, that the long-popular <I>Rook</I> debuted around 1910, so obviously the football cards are no older than that. <br />