1950s Team Cards

In the football card sets for the 1950s, Bowman never produced team cards, while Topps just did so for 1956, 1957 and 1958. Topps used the previous year’s team photo but colorize them to resemble uniforms the Packers did not wear. In fact, Topps liked the 1958 team photo they used in 1959 so much, they reused it in 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963, at which time they lost the NFL contract to Philadelphia Gum.

So what I’ve done here is create Packer team cards from 1951-59; the 1950 Bowmans were too small to use for a team card. I have used the current year’s team photo for each team card, although I did cheat in 1955 and use the Topps colorization of the 1955 photo that Topps used on its 1956 card.

I colorized the 1951, 1954, 1957, 1958 and 1959 team photos for these custom cards.

1951bteam  1952bteam
1953bteam  1954bteam  1955bpackers  1956tteam  1957tteam2  1958tteam  1959team2

 

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