TTM Success, Heisman Style
December 12th, 2009 by slangon

A while back, Mr. Dayf of Cardboard Junkie notoriety wrote a series of posts lamenting the loss of Topps football cards. Actually, the posts didn’t so much lament the death of Topps football as much as they celebrated past Topps football releases. They were extremely informative and well written posts and I highly suggest you read them. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

See. Weren’t they awesome?

Anyway, seeing those old football cards got me itchin’ to do some retro looking football custom cards. I didn’t want to make a bunch of random cards, though, so I came up with the idea of doing past Heisman winners. The 1956 design caught my eye the most, so I ripped that off used that as inspiration. Of course, once I was done, I attempted to track down some addresses and see if I could get some of them signed. This is what I got back.

2009 SlangKo Award Winners Johnny Lujack, 1947 Heisman Winner

Mr. Lujack was the starting quarterback at Notre Dame from 1946-47. He won the Heisman in 1947. He followed his college career up by playing for the Chicago Bears for 4 seasons, going to the Pro Bowl twice. After retiring as a player, he spent several years as a commentator on CBS and ABC.

2009 SlangKo Award Winners Johnny Lattner, 1953 Heisman Winner

Like Mr. Lujack, Mr. Lattner played for Notre Dame. He was a halfback from 1951-53. He won the Heisman in 1953, as well as the Maxwell award in 1952 and 1953. After leaving Notre Dame, he was drafted in the first round by the Steelers. He played in Pittsburgh for one season before joining the Air Force, where he ripped up his knee in a football game. He rejoined the Steelers, but quit during training camp after realizing how badly his knee was injured.

2 Responses to “TTM Success, Heisman Style”

  1. those cards are truly awesome.


  2. Holy crap dude! Those things look awesome!

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