Search This Blog

Loading...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

1970 Topps Baseball Card Pricing

I just adjusted the pricing of the 1970 Topps Baseball Cards in the Dean's Cards inventory and made the following observations:

  • 1970 Topps cards 1 to 546 are well populated and readily available in all conditions.

  • The League Leader cards are very attractive and easy to find.

  • The toughest cards to find are the guys who played for the Mets and Cubs.

  • The World Series cards of the games that the Mets won are much harder to find than those of the games that the Orioles won!

  • Some of the star cards for this year sell for more than their book values:  Killebrew, Olivia, Rose, Bench.

  • Dean’s Cards always seems to be missing #600 Willie Mays when building 1970 Topps Sets.

1969 Topps Baseball Card Prices

I just adjusted the pricing of the 1969 Topps Baseball Cards that Dean's Cards has in stock and made the following observations that you might find interesting.

  • The 1st Series of the 1969 Topps Baseball Cards are definitely the most populated.  The nice thing about this is that the league leaders cards are relatively easy to acquire.  1969 has some of my favorite league leaders cards.

  • The #47 C Paul Popovich error card with “C” on the helmet is hard to find and worth more than most price guides give it credit for.

  • The scarcest team to find is the Mets – because of their World Series victory.  1969 Topps cards of the Mets players are extremely difficult to find, with the exception of J.C. Martin.

  • Less scarce, but still difficult to find  are guys who played for the Cubs and Tigers.

  • When we are building 1969 Topps sets, we are often missing the World Series Cards.

  • The 1969 Topps Last Series is not as tough as most years, but some of the cards sell for more than the Beckett Price Guide gives them credit for.  It often depends on the card.  Some High # cards we have dozens of, but others we have none.

  • We always seem to be missing the Rollie Fingers Rookie Card when we are building sets.

  • The white letter variations are greatly under priced by both Beckett and SCD Price Guides.  These cards are harder to find than a purple unicorn.


Another interesting note is that Dean's Cards sponsors the 1969 Topps Blog .  This is one of my favorite blogs and is a great read if you have not seen it.  We donated about a dozen cards that we have 14 or more quantity in that particular condition.  Among them was the Rod Carew All-Star card and the Pete Rose card.  I was very surprised that we have that many of Pete.

Vintage Baseball Card Pricing

Vintage baseball card pricing and baseball card values are often a point of debate among collectors.  What a card will (or will not) sell for is often a surprise for many sellers.

A few years ago when Dean’s Cards was a new site, I would often list items online at the Beckett Adjusted (for Condition) Book value or ABV.  There were a few times, when a dealer would go online and buy out the entire inventory and resell them at a profit.  Even worse, some book values were too high and the items would sell slowly or not at all.  That is a very frustrating feeling.

Although Beckett Price Guides and the Sports Collectors Digest Price Guides are a decent reference for sports card pricing, Dean’s Cards has developed our own retail pricing over the years.  I truly feel that the pricing that Dean’s Cards uses is more accurate for us than the Beckett or SCD Prices.  I do not make this boast lightly.

Both Beckett and SCD  sell their pricing, but neither actually buys or sells sports cards!  It is much like the Priest who gives marriage advice.  He may be very intelligent and well educated on the subject matter, but there is no substitute for experience.

Dean’s Cards buys cards from private collectors, online sellers and other dealers.  We also sell hundreds of thousands of sports and non-sports cards through the Dean’s Cards eStore.  We know when something moves fast or does not sell at all.  We also know which cards are scare and which are plentiful.  We build dozens and dozens of sets each year.  Quite often we will notice that a particular card always seems to be missing.

Please do not get me wrong.  Both Beckett and SCD Price Guides are good products and are a credit to the hobby.  The people that work there know a lot about cards, but Dean’s Cards has the advantage of having an 850,000 card (and counting) inventory of which to gather information.  We can look at a simply look at our online inventory for a particular year and observe that we have twelve of card #253, twenty-three of card #254, seventeen of #255 and only one of card #256.

A great example of a rare common card is the 1970 Topps Al Oliver.  It seems that we are always missing that card.  What is so special about it?  I have no idea, but we always seem to be missing it to complete the set and it is usually hard to find when I go shopping for it online.

Another example is the 1969 Topps World Series Cards.  We have built dozens of 1969 Topps sets and we always have to go looking for those cards.  Those cards are way under priced in the official price guides.

A final example are the 1966 Topps high number baseball cards can rarely be bought for below book value in any condition.  For that reason, a 1966 Topps set is one of the hardest to complete.

As we adjust the pricing for different sets over time, I will make a blog posting of our observations.  Hopefully, we will be able to make our pricing available online in the near future.

Please leave your comments and examples of other cards that are “mis-priced”.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Dave Concepcion – Best Shortstop of the 1970’s

The biggest injustice of the Hall of Fame is that they refuse to allow the great shortstops of the 1960's and 1970's through the door.   The only exceptions are Luis Aparicio and Robin Yount.  The Dean's Cards player of the Week is Dave Concepcion who played in four World Series and was named to the All-Star Game 9 times between 1973 and 1982. 

The Hall-of-Fame selection committee prefers the hard hitting first basemen and outfielders to the slick fielding infielders – but the saying goes “you can not win a pennant unless you are strong up the middle”.  As much as I like Concepcion’s old road game roommate and Hall-of-Famer Tony Perez – Concepcion would have been much harder for the Reds to replace than Perez.  In fact, the Reds had Danny Dreissen waiting in the wings for four years until they decided to trade Perez for a couple journeyman pitchers.

Shouldn’t there be at least one shortstop in the Hall of Fame for every 1B or every LF?  OK, I realize that hitters are more exciting. What about just one SS for every three 1B?  If that were the case you would see guys like Jim Fregosi, Maury Wills, Don Kessinger, Larry Bowa, Bert Campaneris and Davy Concepcion elected.  They were the best at their position during their time.

The first game that I ever attended was at Crosley Field on April 16, 1970.  My parents took me to the game as the Reds were going to move to the new stadium after the All-Star game that year.  The Reds beat the Dodgers 12 to 2.  Nineteen year-old Rookie Don Gullett relieved (soon to be retired) Jim Maloney for the first win of Gullett’s career.  Gullett also had a triple and a stolen base.  Concepcion went 0 for 4.

I was 5 years old at the time and did not notice any of those things.  What I do remember is that about a dozen Reds signed my glove.  At Crosley Field, the players had to walk past the fans to get from the clubhouse to the dugout.  With only 6100 people in the park that night, almost all of the players stopped to sign my glove.  You just do not see that anymore.

Concepcion was a 21 years old rookie who would start his 7th major league game that night.  Dave was so tall and skinny (6'2", 155 pounds) that he towered over me.  He handed me his "super sized" Coke through the green wrought iron fence that separated the fans from the players- which I needed both hands to hold - while he signed my mitt.   I was a bit surprised when I had to return the Coke to him because I assumed it was a gift!  My mother later told me that she was afraid that I would spill the Coke all down Concepcion’s bright white uniform.

Davy was very nice, but could not speak a word of English. At just 5 years old, I had never met someone who didn't speak English and I remember being worried for him because he could not communicate with other people to get food or find his way around.  My parents reassured me that the other Spanish speaking players on the team would help take care of him.  This is how I will always remember Dave Concepcion.

It is doubtful that many more of the great shortstops of the 1960's and 1970's will make the Hall-of-Fame anytime soon, especially since the shortstops in today’s game now routinely hit 25 HR’s and bat .300 each year.


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Selling a Baseball Card Collection

Whether you are thinking of selling your boyhood collection or you have been handed the responsibility of liquidating the collection of a family member, it can be a very daunting task. This article reviews the options open to a person selling a vintage sports card collection and will hopefully assist in "parting the fog" on how to get the most money possible for your collection.

If you are interested in selling a collection, or just a few cards, Dean's Cards will buy your collection. Dean's Cards spends thousands of dollars each week on Vintage Collectibles. We will purchase Memorabilia, Magazines, and pre-1980 baseball, football, hockey, basketball and even non-sports cards. The older the better. We will buy the whole collection. We will also buy complete sets from 1985 and older, plus any Reprint or Archives Sets. If you have sports magazines or books to sell, please see our article on selling magazines.

While there is no shortage of dealers who will buy vintage collections, Dean's Cards is able to offer higher percentage of the collection's actual value than most traditional card dealers. Dean's Cards can usually pay more for vintage card and memorabilia collections simply because what we buy goes directly into our own online inventory of 750,000 cards. In fact, quite a few card shop owners who buy collections will regularly send them to us - knowing that they will make a nice margin on the cards.

We offer the best selection of vintage sports cards and memorabilia available online. In order to do so, we are continuously purchasing collections. Dean's Cards makes selling your collection an extremely easy process. When we receive your cards, we are usually able to provide you with our bid within two business days. We make our top offer right away. If you accept our offer, we will mail you a check.

I sincerely hope that we end up writing you a large check! This means you have some nice cards and we always need the inventory. If the amount that we offer for your cards falls below your expectations, we will pay the postage to return the collection to you.

If you are looking to sell your cards, please contact Dean

Friday, September 18, 2009

DEAN’S CARDS WEBSITE AWARDED THE TOY & HOBBY STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE

DEAN’S CARDS WEBSITE AWARDED THE TOY & HOBBY STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE



Cincinnati Based eCommerce Company Receives National Recognition for Website Design

Cincinnati, OH, September 18, 2009 – Dean’s Cards announced today that Web Marketing Association awarded Dean’s Cards the 2009 Toy & Hobby Standard of Excellence award www.webaward.org.  Dean’s Cards was founded in 2001 and has become the leading online seller of Sports Cards and Sports Magazines.

The Dean’s Cards Website was founded by owner Dean Hanley in his basement in 2001.  Hanley originally started with 25,000 vintage baseball and football cards online.  Dean’s Cards has experienced an average growth rate of over 50% per year, has a dozen employees and occupies a 3000 square foot office space in Cincinnati, OH.  Dean’s Cards now has over 850,000 sports cards and non-sports cards online. In addition, Dean’s Cards has yearbooks, media guides, sports magazines, autographs and other sports memorabilia.  As an example, Dean’s Cards offers almost every Sports Illustrated magazine ever issued.

Dean’s Cards launched its new website in June 2009.  The new website is visually appealing, fast and easy to navigate.  “Technology has evolved so fast since we started selling baseball cards eight years ago,” states Dean.  “It was a tough decision to make this big investment in technology, especially when we were already a leader in the Sports Collecting Hobby, but we really wanted to go from good to great.”

The new website positions the company for the future.  Now the focus is on eMarketing. With the rapid evolution of Google, Yahoo, Twitter, Facebook, newsletters and blogs, “we are living in the Wild West of eCommerce,” states Hanley.

Hanley has collected cards for more than 40 years.  Dean received a BS in Marketing from Auburn University and an MBA from the University of Southern California.  Hanley spent over a decade in the software industry and was product manager for a large company when he was laid off after the dot-com bust of 2000.  Dean then made his escape from the corporate world to make a living selling sports collectibles.

Dallas Cowboys

[caption id="attachment_431" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Click here to buy Cowboys products"]Click here to buy Cowboys products[/caption]

The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team in the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). They are headquartered in suburban Irving, Texas, which lies between Fort Worth and Dallas. The team is scheduled to play its home games at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas beginning in the 2009 season. The Cowboys joined the NFL as a 1960 expansion team. The team's national following might best be represented by its NFL record of consecutive games in front of sold-out stadiums. The Cowboys' streak of 160 sold-out regular and post-season games began in 1990, and included 79 straight sellouts at their former home, Texas Stadium, and 81 straight sell-outs on the road.

The team has won five Super Bowls and eight conference championships. They hold NFL records for the most consecutive winning seasons (20, from 1966 to 1985) and most seasons with at least ten wins (25). The team has played in a league record of 56 post-season games (winning 32 of them), the most division titles with 20, the most appearances in the NFC Championship Game (14), and the most Super Bowl appearances (8). The Cowboys also played in two NFL championship games before the NFL's 1970 merger with the American Football League. The Cowboys became the first team in NFL history to win three Super Bowls in four years (a feat that has been matched only once since, by the New England Patriots). They are second only to the Pittsburgh Steelers with most Super Bowl wins (tied with the San Francisco 49ers with five each).

See what Dean’s Cards has to offer on their Cowboys Team Page!






















































League/conference affiliations
National Football League (1960–present)

  • Western Conference (1960)

  • Eastern Conference (1961-1969)

    • Capitol Division (1967-1969)



  • National Football Conference (1970-present)

    • NFC East (1970-present)




Current uniform
NFCE-Uniform-DAL.PNG
Team colorsNavy, Silver, White (alt. colors Royal Blue, Silver-Green, Silver-Blue)                             
Team history


  • Dallas Cowboys (1960–present)


Team nicknames
America's Team, The Boys, Big D
Championships
League championships (5)

  • Super Bowl Championships (5)
    1971 (VI), 1977 (XII), 1992 (XXVII), 1993 (XXVIII), 1995 (XXX)


Conference championships (10)

  • NFL Eastern: 1966, 1967

  • NFC: 1970, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1992, 1993, 1995


Division championships (19)

  • NFL Capitol: 1967, 1968, 1969

  • NFC East: 1970, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2007


Playoff appearances (29)


  • NFL: 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2007


Home fields


  • Cotton Bowl (1960-1971)

  • Texas Stadium (1971-2008)

  • Cowboys Stadium (2009-present)


Minnesota Vikings

[caption id="attachment_427" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Click here to buy Vikings products"]Click here to buy Vikings products[/caption]

The Minnesota Vikings are a professional American football team based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings compete in the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Prior to divisional realignment in 2002, they had been a member of the Central Division, also known as the Black & Blue Division. The Vikings have won one NFL championship (Pre-1970 AFL-NFL Merger), but subsequently lost 23-7 to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl IV. The Vikings were the first team to both play in and lose four Super Bowls. The Vikings have won their division 17 times, third most among teams currently playing in the NFL.

The team played home games at Metropolitan Stadium through the 1981 NFL season and have played their home games at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (also the home of the American League baseball team Minnesota Twins) since 1982.

See what Dean’s Cards has to offer on their Vikings Team Page!






























































League/conference affiliations
National Football League (1961–present)

  • Western Conference (1961–1969)

    • Central Division (1967–1969)



  • National Football Conference (1970–present)

    • NFC Central (1970–2001)

    • NFC North (2002–present)




Current uniform
NFCN-Uniform-MIN.PNG
Team colorsPurple, Gold, White              
Fight songSkol, Vikings
MascotViktor the Viking, Ragnar
Team history


  • Minnesota Vikings (1961–present)


Team nicknames
The Vikes, The Purple, The Purple People Eaters
Championships
League championships (1)

  • NFL Championships (1)
    1969


Conference championships (4)

  • NFL Western: 1969

  • NFC: 1973, 1974, 1976


Division championships (17)

  • NFL Central: 1968, 1969

  • NFC Central: 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2000

  • NFC North: 2008


Playoff appearances (25)


  • NFL: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2008


Home fields


  • Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981)

  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (1982-present)


New Orleans Saints

[caption id="attachment_423" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Click here to buy Saints products"]Click here to buy Saints products[/caption]

The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints play in the South Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL).

The Saints were founded in 1967, as an expansion team. They went more than a decade before they managed to finish a season with a .500 record and two decades before having a winning season. The team's first successful years were from 1987–1992, when the team made the playoffs four times and had winning records in the non-playoff seasons. In the 2000 season, the Saints defeated the then-defending Super Bowl champion St. Louis Rams for the team's first playoff win.

See what Dean’s Cards has to offer on their Saints Team Page!




















































League/conference affiliations
National Football League (1967–present)

  • Eastern Conference (1967-1969)

    • Capitol Division (1967; 1969)

    • Century Division (1968)



  • National Football Conference (1970-present)

    • NFC West (1970-2001)

    • NFC South (2002-present)




Current uniform
NFCS-Uniform-NO.PNG
Team colorsBlack, old gold, white              
MascotGumbo the dog and Sir Saint
Team history


  • New Orleans Saints (1967–present)


Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (3)

  • NFC West: 1991, 2000

  • NFC South: 2006


Playoff appearances (6)


  • NFL: 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2000, 2006


Home fields


  • Tulane Stadium (1967-1974)

  • Louisiana Superdome (1975-2004, 2006-present)

  • Temporary stadiums in 2005 due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina:

    • Tiger Stadium (Four Games)

    • Alamodome (Three Games)

    • Giants Stadium (One Game)




Washington Redskins

[caption id="attachment_420" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Click here to buy Redskins products"]Click here to buy Redskins products[/caption]

The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington, D.C. area. The team plays at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, which is in Prince George's County, Maryland. The team's headquarters and training facility are at Redskin Park in Ashburn, Virginia, a community in Loudoun County, Virginia, near Dulles International Airport. They are members of the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL).

Overall, the Redskins have played for eleven NFL Championships and have won five, including three of the five Super Bowls in which they have played. Four of the five Super Bowl appearances were under the leadership of Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs.The Redskins were the first team in the NFL with an official marching band. The other team with a marching band is the Baltimore Ravens, their regional rivals. The Redskins were also the first team to have a fight song, "Hail to the Redskins."

See what Dean’s Cards has to offer on their Redskins Team Page!


























































League/conference affiliations
National Football League (1932–present)

  • Eastern Division (1933–1949)

  • American Conference (1950–1952)

  • Eastern Conference (1953–1969)

    • Capitol Division (1967–1969)



  • National Football Conference (1970–present)

    • NFC East (1970–present)




Current uniform
NFCE-Uniform-WAS.PNG
Team colorsBurgundy, Gold         
Fight songHail to the Redskins
Team history


  • Boston Braves (1932)

  • Boston Redskins (1933–1936)

  • Washington Redskins (1937–present)


Team nicknames
The Skins, The Burgundy and Gold
Championships
League championships (5)

  • NFL Championships (2)
    1937, 1942



  • Super Bowl Championships (3)
    1982 (XVII), 1987 (XXII), 1991 (XXVI)


Conference championships (5)

  • NFC: 1972, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991


Division championships (12)

  • NFL East: 1936, 1937, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1945

  • NFC East: 1972, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1999


Playoff appearances (22)


  • NFL: 1936, 1937, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2005, 2007


Home fields


  • Braves Field (1932)

  • Fenway Park (1933–1936)

  • Griffith Stadium (1937–1960)

  • RFK Stadium (1961–1996)

    • a.k.a. D.C. Stadium (1961–1968)



  • FedExField (1997–present)

    • a.k.a. Jack Kent Cooke Stadium (1997–1999)




Baltimore Ravens

[caption id="attachment_416" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Click here to buy Ravens products"]Click here to buy Ravens products[/caption]

The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore, Maryland. They compete in the AFC North Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Ravens have won one Super Bowl title, Super Bowl XXXV, in the 2000 season against the New York Giants.

The team name is a reference to the poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe, who lived and worked in Baltimore at various points during his life and is buried in the city.

See what Dean’s Cards has to offer on their Ravens Team Page!




















































League/conference affiliations
National Football League (1996–present)

  • American Football Conference (1996–present)

    • AFC Central (1996–2001)

    • AFC North (2002–present)




Current uniform
AFCN-Uniform-BAL.PNG
Team colorsPurple, black, metallic gold, white                   
MascotPoe (human mascot) Rise and Conquer (2 actual ravens)
Team history


  • Baltimore Ravens (1996–present)


Championships
League championships (1)

  • Super Bowl Championships (1)
    2000 (XXXV)


Conference championships (1)

  • AFC: 2000


Division championships (2)

  • AFC North: 2003, 2006


Playoff appearances (5)


  • NFL: 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008


Home fields


  • Memorial Stadium (1996–1997)

  • M&T Bank Stadium (1998-present)

    • also known as The NFL Stadium at Camden Yards (1998)

    • also known as PSINet Stadium (1999–2002)

    • also known as Ravens Stadium (2002–2003)




St. Louis Rams

[caption id="attachment_413" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Click here to buy Rams products"]Click here to buy Rams products[/caption]

The St. Louis Rams are a professional American football team based in St. Louis, Missouri. They are currently members of the Western Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team has won three NFL Championships, including one Super Bowl.

The Rams began playing in 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio. The NFL considers the franchise as a second incarnation of the previous Cleveland Rams team that was a charter member of the second American Football League. Although the NFL granted membership to the same owner, the NFL considers it a separate entity since only four of the players (William "Bud" Cooper, Harry "The Horse" Mattos, Stan Pincura, and Mike Sebastian) and none of the team's management joined the new NFL team.

The team then became known as the Los Angeles Rams after the club moved to Los Angeles, California in 1946. Following the 1979 season, the Rams moved south to the suburbs in nearby Orange County, playing their home games at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim for fifteen seasons (1980–94), keeping the Los Angeles name. The club moved east to St. Louis prior to the 1995 season.

See what Dean’s Cards has to offer on their Rams Team Page!
















































League/conference affiliations
American Football League (1936)
National Football League (1937–present)

  • Western Division (1937-1949)

  • National Conference (1950-1952)

  • Western Conference (1953-1969)

    • Coastal Division (1967-1969)



  • National Football Conference (1970-present)

    • NFC West (1970-present)




Current uniform
Team colorsMillennium blue, new century gold, white              
Team history


  • Cleveland Rams (1936-1945)

  • Los Angeles Rams (1946-1994)

  • St. Louis Rams (1995–present)


Championships
League championships (3)

  • NFL Championships (2)
    1945, 1951



  • Super Bowl Championships (1)
    1999 (XXXIV)


Conference championships (6)

  • NFL National: 1950, 1951

  • NFL Western: 1955

  • NFC: 1979, 1999, 2001


Division championships (15)

  • NFL West: 1945, 1949

  • NFL Coastal: 1967, 1969

  • NFC West: 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1999, 2001, 2003


Playoff appearances (27)


  • NFL: 1945, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004


Home fields
In Cleveland

  • Cleveland Municipal Stadium (1936-1937, 1939-1941, 1945)

  • League Park (1937, 1942, 1944-1945)

  • Shaw Stadium (1938)


In Los Angeles

  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (1946-1979)

  • Anaheim Stadium (1980-1994)


In St. Louis

  • Busch Memorial Stadium (First half of 1995 season)

  • Edward Jones Dome (Second half of the 1995 season-present)

    • a.k.a. Trans World Dome (1995-2000)

    • a.k.a. Dome at America's Center (2001)




Carolina Panthers

[caption id="attachment_410" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Click here to buy Panthers products"]Click here to buy Panthers products[/caption]

The Carolina Panthers are a professional American football team based in Charlotte, North Carolina, representing North Carolina and South Carolina in the National Football League. They are currently members of the South Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Panthers, along with the Jacksonville Jaguars, joined the NFL as expansion teams in 1995. In their 14 years of existence, the Panthers have compiled a record of 115–120, and appeared in Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston, Texas.

See what Dean’s Cards has to offer on their Panthers Team Page!


























































League/conference affiliations
National Football League (1995–present)

  • National Football Conference (1995–present)

    • NFC West (1995–2001)

    • NFC South (2002–present)




Current uniform
NFCS-Uniform-CAR.PNG
Team colorsBlack, Panther Blue, Silver, White                   
MascotSir Purr
Team history


  • Carolina Panthers (1995–present)


Team nicknames
The Cardiac Cats (2003), The Rally Cats (2008)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (1)

  • NFC: 2003


Division championships (3)

  • NFC West: 1996

  • NFC South: 2003, 2008


Playoff appearances (4)


  • NFL: 1996, 2003, 2005, 2008


Home fields


  • Memorial Stadium, Clemson (1995)

  • Bank of America Stadium (1996–present)


Green Bay Packers

[caption id="attachment_407" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Click here to buy Packers products"]Click here to buy Packers products[/caption]

The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL) and are the third-oldest franchise in the NFL.

The Packers are the last vestige of "small town teams" that were once common in the NFL during the 1920s and 1930s. Founded in 1919 by Earl "Curly" Lambeau (thus the name Lambeau Field in which the team plays) and George Whitney Calhoun, the Green Bay Packers can trace their lineage to other semi-professional teams in Green Bay dating back to 1896. In 1919 and 1920 the Packers competed as a semi-professional football team against clubs from around Wisconsin and the Midwest. They joined the American Professional Football Association (APFA) in 1921, the forerunner to what is known today as the National Football League (NFL).

See what Dean’s Cards has to offer on their Packers Team Page!


























































League/conference affiliations
Independent (1919–1920) National Football League (1921–present)

  • Western Division (1933–1949)

  • National Conference (1950–1952)

  • Western Conference (1953–1966)

    • Central Division (1967–1969)



  • National Football Conference (1970–present)

    • Central Division (1970–2001)

    • North Division (2002–present)




Current uniform
NFCN-Uniform-GB.PNG
Team colorsDark Green, Athletic Gold, White              
Fight songGo! You Packers! Go!
Team history


  • Green Bay Packers (1919–present)


Team nicknames


  • Indian Packers (1919)[1]

  • Indians (1919)[2]

  • Acme Packers (1921)

  • Blues (1922)

  • Big Bay Blues (1920s)[2]

  • Bays (1918-1940s)[2]

  • The Pack (current)



  • The Green and Gold (current)


Championships
League championships (12)

  • NFL Championships (9)
    1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965



  • Super Bowl Championships (3)
    1966 (I), 1967 (II), 1996 (XXXI)


Conference championships (8)

  • NFL Western: 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967

  • NFC: 1996, 1997


Division championships (13)

  • NFL West: 1936, 1938, 1939, 1944

  • NFL Central: 1967

  • NFC Central: 1972, 1995, 1996, 1997

  • NFC North: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007


Playoff appearances (24)


  • NFL: 1936, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1944, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1972, 1982, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007


Home fields


  • Hagemeister Park (1919–1922)

  • Bellevue Park (1923–1924)

  • City Stadium (Green Bay) (1925–1956)

  • Lambeau Field (1957–present)

    • (known as "New" City Stadium 1957–65)




Split games between Milwaukee and Green Bay (1933–1994)

  • Borchert Field (1933)

  • Wisconsin State Fair Park (1934–1951)

  • Marquette Stadium (1952)

  • Milwaukee County Stadium (1953–1994)


Detroit Lions

[caption id="attachment_403" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Click here to buy Lions products"]Click here to buy Lions products[/caption]

The Detroit Lions are an American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL), and play their home games at Ford Field in downtown Detroit.

Originally based in Portsmouth, Ohio and called the Portsmouth Spartans, the team began play in 1929 as an independent professional team, one of many such teams in the Ohio and Scioto River valleys. For the 1930 season, the Spartans formally joined the National Football League (NFL) as the other area independents folded because of the Great Depression. Despite success within the NFL, they could not survive in Portsmouth, then the NFL's smallest city. The team was purchased and moved to Detroit for the 1934 season.

See what Dean’s Cards has to offer on their Lions Team Page!
























































League/conference affiliations
National Football League (1930–present)

  • Western Division (1930-1949)

  • National Conference (1950-1952)

  • Western Conference (1953-1969)

    • Central Division (1967-1969)



  • National Football Conference (1970-present)

    • NFC Central (1970-2001)

    • NFC North (2002-present)




Current uniform
NFCN-Uniform-DET.PNG
Team colorsHonolulu Blue, Silver, Black, White                   
Fight songGridiron Heroes
MascotRoary
Team history


  • Portsmouth Spartans (1929-1933)

  • Detroit Lions (1934–present)


Championships
League championships (4)

  • NFL Championships (4)
    1935, 1952, 1953, 1957


Conference championships (6)

  • NFL National: 1952

  • NFL Western: 1953, 1954, 1957


Division championships (7)

  • NFL West: 1935

  • NFC Central: 1983, 1991, 1993


Playoff appearances (14)


  • NFL: 1935, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1970, 1982, 1983, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999


Home fields


  • Universal Stadium (1930-1933)

  • University of Detroit Stadium (1934-1937, 1940)

  • Tiger Stadium (1938-1939, 1941-1974)

    • a.k.a. Briggs Stadium (1938-1960)



  • Pontiac Silverdome (1975-2001)

  • Ford Field (2002-present)


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Atlanta Falcons

[caption id="attachment_400" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Click here to buy Falcons products"]Click here to buy Falcons products[/caption]

The Atlanta Falcons are an American football team based in Atlanta, Georgia. They are currently a member of the NFC South division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Falcons joined the NFL in 1965 as an expansion team. In their 43 years of existence, the Falcons have compiled a record of 275–399–6 with division championships in 1980, 1998 and 2004.

The Atlanta Falcons franchise began on June 30, 1965 when NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle granted ownership to Rankin Smith Sr. The expansion team was awarded the first pick in the 1966 NFL Draft as well as the final pick in each of the first five rounds. The Falcons drafted All-American Linebacker Tommy Nobis from the University of Texas with the first pick of the draft, making him the first-ever Falcon. The league also held the 1966 NFL Expansion Draft six weeks later in which the Falcons selected unprotected players from existing franchises.

See what Dean’s Cards has to offer on their Falcons Team Page!




















































League/conference affiliations
National Football League (1966–present)

  • Eastern Conference (1966)

  • Western Conference (1967-69)

    • Coastal Division (1967-1969)



  • National Football Conference (1970-present)

    • NFC West (1970-2001)

    • NFC South (2002-present)




Current uniform
NFCS-Uniform-ATL.PNG
Team colorsRed, black, silver, white                   
MascotFreddie Falcon
Team history


  • Atlanta Falcons (1966–present)


Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (1)

  • NFC: 1998


Division championships (3)

  • NFC West: 1980, 1998

  • NFC South: 2004


Playoff appearances (9)


  • NFL: 1978, 1980, 1982, 1991, 1995, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2008


Home fields


  • Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (1966-1991)

    • known as Atlanta Stadium (1966-1976)



  • Georgia Dome (1992-present)


Philadelphia Eagles

[caption id="attachment_397" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Click here to buy Eagles products"]Click here to buy Eagles products[/caption]

The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia. They are members of the East Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Eagles have won three NFL titles and made two Super Bowl appearances, losing both (in 1980 to the Oakland Raiders and in 2004 to the New England Patriots).

The club was established in 1933 as a replacement for the bankrupt Frankford Yellow Jackets after a syndicate led by future NFL commissioner Bert Bell purchased the rights to a Philadelphia franchise from the league. The Eagles were named after the Blue Eagle, a symbol used for the New Deal stimulus programs initiated during the Great Depression.

See what Dean’s Cards has to offer on their Eagles Team Page!

























































League/conference affiliations
National Football League (1933–present)

  • Eastern Division (1933-1949)

  • American Conference (1950-1952)

  • Eastern Conference (1953-1969)

    • Capitol Division (1967-1969)



  • National Football Conference (1970-present)

    • NFC East (1970-present)




Current uniform
NFCE-Uniform-PHI.PNG
Team colorsMidnight green, black, white, silver                   
Fight songFly, Eagles Fly
MascotSwoop (changed from Blitz in 1988)
Team history


  • Philadelphia Eagles (1933-1942)

  • Philadelphia-Pittsburgh "Steagles" (1943)

  • Philadelphia Eagles (1944–present)


Championships
League championships (3)

  • NFL Championships (3)
    1948, 1949, 1960


Conference championships (3)

  • NFL Eastern: 1960

  • NFC: 1980, 2004


Division championships (11)

  • NFL East: 1947, 1948, 1949, 1960

  • NFC East: 1980, 1988, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006


Playoff appearances (21)


  • NFL: 1947, 1948, 1949, 1960, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008


Home fields


  • Baker Bowl (1933–1935)

  • Philadelphia Municipal Stadium (1936–1939; 1941)

  • Connie Mack Stadium (1940; 1942–1957)

    • a.k.a. Shibe Park (1940–1953)



  • Franklin Field (1958–1970)

  • Veterans Stadium (1971–2002)

  • Lincoln Financial Field (2003–Present)


Arizona Cardinals

[caption id="attachment_393" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Click here to buy Cardinals products"]Click here to buy Cardinals products[/caption]

The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American Football team based in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals are members of the Western Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Cardinals were founded in 1898, and are the oldest continuously run professional American football club in the United States.

The team was established in Chicago in 1898 and was a charter member of the NFL in 1920. Along the with Chicago Bears, the club is one of two franchises still in operation since the league's founding. The club moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 1960 and played in that city through 1987 (sometimes referred to as the "football Cardinals" to avoid confusion with the baseball St. Louis Cardinals). Before the 1988 NFL season, the team moved to Tempe, Arizona, an eastern suburb of Phoenix, and played their home games for the next 18 years at Arizona State University's Sun Devil Stadium. In 2006 the club began playing all home games at the newly constructed University of Phoenix Stadium in the northwestern suburb of Glendale.

See what Dean’s Cards has to offer on their Cardinals Team Page!


























































League/conference affiliations
National Football League (1920–present)

  • Western Division (1933-1949)

  • American Conference (1950-1952)

  • Eastern Conference (1953-1969)

    • Century Division (1967-1969)



  • National Football Conference (1970-present)

    • NFC East (1970-2001)

    • NFC West (2002-present)




Current uniform
NFCW-Uniform-ARI.PNG
Team colorsCardinal red, white, black
              
MascotBig Red
Team history


  • Morgan Athletic Club (1898)

  • Racine Normals (1899-1900)

  • Racine Cardinals (1901-1906, reformed 1913-1919)

  • Chicago Cardinals (1920-1943)

  • Card-Pitt (1944)

  • Chicago Cardinals (1945-1959)

  • St. Louis Cardinals (1960-1987)

  • Phoenix Cardinals (1988-1993)

  • Arizona Cardinals (1994–present)


Team nicknames
The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw
Championships
League championships (2)

  • NFL Championships (2)
    1925, 1947,


Conference championships (1)

  • NFC: 2008


Division championships (5)

  • NFL West: 1947, 1948

  • NFC East: 1974, 1975

  • NFC West: 2008


Playoff appearances (7)


  • NFL: 1947, 1948, 1974, 1975, 1982, 1998, 2008


Home fields
Since 1920


  • Normal Park (1920-1921), (1926-1928)

  • Comiskey Park (1922-1925), (1929-1959)

  • Busch Stadium (1960-1965)

  • Busch Memorial Stadium (1966-1987)

  • Sun Devil Stadium (1988-2005)

  • University of Phoenix Stadium (2006-Present)


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

[caption id="attachment_390" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Click here to buy Buccaneers products"]Click here to buy Buccaneers products[/caption]

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (often shortened as the Bucs) are a professional American football team based in Tampa, Florida. They are currently members of the Southern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team, along with the Seattle Seahawks, joined the NFL in 1976 as expansion teams. They played their first season in the AFC West as part of the 1976 expansion plan. After the season, they switched divisions with the Seattle Seahawks and became part of the NFC. The club is currently owned by Malcolm Glazer and coached by head coach Raheem Morris. When the franchise entered the league in 1976, the Buccaneers lost their first 26 games. After a brief winning era in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the team suffered through fourteen consecutive losing seasons. Since 1997 they have been consistent playoff contenders, and won Super Bowl XXXVII at the end of the 2002 season.

See what Dean’s Cards has to offer on their Buccaneers Team Page!


























































League/conference affiliations
National Football League (1976–present)

  • American Football Conference (1976)

    • AFC West (1976)



  • National Football Conference (1977-present)

    • NFC Central (1977-2001)

    • NFC South (2002-present)




Current uniform
NFCS-Uniform-TB.PNG
Team colorsRed, pewter, black, orange, white                        
MascotCaptain Fear
Team history


  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1976–present)


Team nicknames
The Bucs, Pewter Pirates
Championships
League championships (1)

  • Super Bowl Championships (1)
    2002 (XXXVII)


Conference championships (1)

  • NFC: 2002


Division championships (6)

  • NFC Central: 1979, 1981, 1999

  • NFC South: 2002, 2005, 2007


Playoff appearances (10)


  • NFL: 1979, 1981, 1982, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007


Home fields


  • Tampa Stadium (1976-1997)

    • a.k.a. Houlihan's Stadium (1996-1997)



  • Raymond James Stadium (1998-present)


Chicago Bears

[caption id="attachment_387" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Click here to buy Bears products"]Click here to buy Bears products[/caption]

The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are members of the NFC North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team is legally and corporately registered as Chicago Bears Football Club, Incorporated. The Bears have won nine Professional American Football league championships (eight NFL Championships and Super Bowl XX). The Bears have the most enshrinees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, with 26 members. The Bears have also recorded more regular season and overall victories than any other NFL franchise. The franchise recorded their 700th win on December 7, 2008.

The club was founded in Decatur, Illinois, in 1919, and moved to Chicago in 1921. Along with the Arizona Cardinals (also originally from Chicago), it is one of only two remaining extant franchises since the NFL's founding. The team played home games at Wrigley Field on Chicago's North Side through the 1970 season. With the exception of the 2002 season, they have played their home games at Chicago's Soldier Field every year since 1971. The stadium is located next to Lake Michigan, and was recently remodeled in a modernization intended to update stadium amenities while preserving a historic Chicago structure. The team has a fierce, long-standing rivalry with the Green Bay Packers, whom they have played more than 170 times. The current record between the two franchises is 91-81-5 in favor of the Bears as of 9/14/2009.

See what Dean’s Cards has to offer on their Bears Team Page!





















































































League/conference affiliations
Independent (1919)
National Football League (1920–present)

  • Western Division (1933–1949)

  • National Conference (1950–1952)

  • Western Conference (1953–1969)

    • Central Division (1967–1969)



  • National Football Conference (1970–present)

    • Central Division (1970–2001)

    • North Division (2002–present)




Current uniform
NFCN-Uniform-CHI.PNG
Team colorsDark Navy, Orange, White              
Fight song"Bear Down, Chicago Bears"
MascotStaley Da Bear
Personnel
Owner(s)Virginia Halas McCaskey
ChairmanMichael McCaskey
PresidentTed Phillips
General managerJerry Angelo
Head coachLovie Smith
Team history


  • Decatur Staleys (1919–1920)

  • Chicago Staleys (1921)

  • Chicago Bears (1922–present)


Team nicknames


  • Da Bears

  • The Monsters of the Midway


Championships
League championships (9)

  • NFL Championships (8)
    1921, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963



  • Super Bowl Championships (1)
    1985 (XX)


Conference championships (4)

  • NFL Western: 1956, 1963

  • NFC: 1985, 2006


Division championships (17)

  • NFL Western: 1933, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946

  • NFC Central: 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 2001

  • NFC North: 2005, 2006


Playoff appearances (24)


  • NFL: 1933, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1950, 1956, 1963, 1977, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1994, 2001, 2005, 2006


Home fields


  • Staley Field (1919–1920)

  • Wrigley Field (1921–1970)

  • Dyche Stadium (1970; for one home game)

  • Soldier Field (I) (1971–2001)

  • Memorial Stadium (Champaign) (2002)

  • Soldier Field (II) (2003–present)


San Francisco 49ers

[caption id="attachment_384" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Click here to buy 49ers products"]Click here to buy 49ers products[/caption]

The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team. The team plays its home games in San Francisco, California, while the club's headquarters and practice facility are located in Santa Clara. The 49ers are currently a member of the Western Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The name "49ers" comes from the name given to the gold prospectors who arrived in Northern California around 1849 during the California Gold Rush.

The 49ers began play in 1946 as a charter member of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and joined the NFL in 1950 after the AAFC merged into the older league. The team is also the first NFL franchise to win 5 super bowls and the only team to win 5 in the span of 13 years, The team is currently second only to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl wins (tied with the Dallas Cowboys for five each).

See what Dean’s Cards has to offer on their 49ers Team Page!


























































League/conference affiliations
All-America Football Conference (1946-1949)

  • Western Division (1946-1949)


National Football League (1950–present)

  • National Conference (1950-1952)

  • Western Conference (1953-1969)

    • Coastal Division (1967-1969)



  • National Football Conference (1970-present)

    • NFC West (1970-present)




Current uniform
NFCW-Uniform-SF.PNG
Team colorsPrimary:[1]
     49ers Red (Scarlet)
     49ers Gold (Metallic)
     WhiteSecondary:[2]
     Black (Logo only)
     Gray (Facemask only)
MascotSourdough Sam
Team history


  • San Francisco 49ers (1946–present)


Team nicknames
Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers, and The Team of the Eighties
Championships
League championships (5)

  • Super Bowl Championships (5)
    1981 (XVI), 1984 (XIX), 1988 (XXIII), 1989 (XXIV), 1994 (XXIX)


Conference championships (5)

  • NFC: 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1994


Division championships (17)

  • NFC West: 1970, 1971, 1972, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2002


Playoff appearances (23)


  • AAFC: 1949

  • NFL: 1957, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002


Home fields


  • Kezar Stadium (1946—1970)

  • Candlestick Park (1971—present)

    • a.k.a. 3Com Park at Candlestick Point (1995-2002)

    • a.k.a. San Francisco Stadium at Candlestick Point (2002-2004)

    • a.k.a. Monster Park (2004-2008)