Sort-of Vintage Redskins

The last show didn’t have too much going which turned out to be great for my wallet.  I spent the least amount at this show than i ever had in the past…which is great.  I was also able to pick up some older Redskin cards for the Topps air brushed days…like this gem of a card of Diron Talbert.  This beauty set me back one american dollar.  That price alone covers the bad assness of Mr. Talbert.  When i see the burgundy and gold along with number 72, I can’t help but think of Dexter Manly, the Secretary of Defense.  I guess that would make Diron the dean of the National Defense University, or something?  Diron.  What is the origin of that name anyway?  Apparently this guy is the proud owner of a grocery store in Texas.  Growing up, the only grocery stores in San Antonio was H.E.B. and they had a pretty strong hold of Texas.  Winn Dixie and Piggly Wiggly didn’t have a chance.

77 TO Diron Talbert

I also stumbled across this trifecta of Skins.  The card in the middle is the only one that really matters.  The Cowboys getting thumped in the NFC Championship game.  This was about 3 years before I was born, so I only know what i’ve read about the ’72 team which was apparently a fun bunch of cast offs led by George Allen.  This was also the year the Dolphins finished perfect with a not so overwhelming victory over the over the hill gang.  You can’t win them all…plus the Redskins would get their revenge 10 years later

72 TO Kilmer NFC Champ SB