Ten Essential Packer Books: #5

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Packer Legends in Facts: Stats, Rosters, Team History and All Team Photos of the Green Bay Packers. By Eric Goska (Tech/Data, 1993)

Pictured above is a copy of the second edition that came out two years after Goska’s first foray. A later edition, retitled Green Bay Packers: A Measure of Greatness, was published in 2003. The initial edition of this book was published in the same year that Mosaic, the first graphical web browser, was introduced to provide access to the nascent world wide web and spur its growth as an information source. So, well before the WWW made ready access to data widely available, this book was a godsend to Packer fans.

Painstakingly researched and compiled by Goska, this book brought together annual team stats, rosters, uniform numbers and photos, as well as seasonal write-ups to form an essential history of the team. Appendices included career and postseason stats and much more. What’s more, with Goska, you were getting accurate information.

Today, with sites like Pro Football Reference and Pro Football Archives on the web, so much is easily accessible, yet I still find myself continuing to pick up this volume to thumb through or to look up information on a particular season. Sometimes it’s just easier to look through a book, and this one is pure gold.

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Custom card in Mayo Cut Plug style and features a colorized image of Curly striking a statuesque pose.

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