21 generally has been a backfield number right from the start, worn by 23 backs, three ends and three guards in Packer history. Verne Lewellen was the first to wear the number in Green Bay in 1927 and was followed by fellow backs Roy “Bullet” Baker (1928), Jack Evans (1929), Buckets Goldenberg (1933, before he switched to guard), Herb Banet (1937) and Ed Smith (1948-49). Ends Tom Nash (1928), Ken Haycraft (1930) and Milt Gantenbein (1931-32) and guards Pete Tinsley (1938-39 and 1941-45) and Al Sparlis (1946) also wore 21 during the Lambeau era.
Guard Ray “Dippy” DiPierro ushered in the 1950s for 21, but then there was a 12-year gap before the number was next worn by cornerback Bob Jeter from 1963-70). Jeter was followed by a slew of defensive backs: Charlie Hall (1971-74), Steve Wagner (1976-79), Mike Jolley (1980-83), Joe Fuller (1991), Carl Carter (1992), Forey Duckett (1994), Craig Newsome (1995-98), Gary Berry (2000), Bhawoh Jue (2001-04), Earl Little (2005), Charles Woodson (2006-12) and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (2014-17). Interrupting the flow of DBs were quarterback John Hadl (1975) and runners Ray Crouse (1984) and Brent Fullwood (1987-90).
Woodson will be elected to the Hall of Fame and was the best Packer to wear the number, but several others are of note and are members of the Packer Hall of Fame, including Lewellen, Goldenberg, Gantenbein, Tinsley and Jeter, while Dix has had a fine start to his career. On the other side of the ledger, expensive, washed-up Hadl and the blasé Fullwood are not recalled with any fondness in Wisconsin.
First four custom cards are colorized.