Frank Gifford (1959 – Topps #20)

Francis Newton “Frank” Gifford was a Running Back/Wide Receiver in the NFL for the New York Giants (1952 – ’64), before becoming a well known Sportscaster on Radio and TV. With the Giants he was an 8-time Pro Bowl selection (was MVP in the 1958 Pro Bowl) and NFL MVP in 1956. He was a member of a League Championship Team (1956) and was the “Comeback Player of the Year”, as a Wide Receiver, in the NFL (1962). He ran for over 3,600 yards and made 367 Receptions in his 13 year Giants career. Frank Gifford was inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame, as well as the College Football Hall Of Fame (his Alma Mater was the Unversity of Southern California, where he was an All American) and his uniform number (#16) was retired by the Giants. After his Football career ended, Frank started a new one and was soon (1971) paired with Howard Cosell and Don Meredith on the “Monday Night Football” telecasts. From there he went on to broadcast many other events, including the Olympics, Golf and Wide World of Sports.

Frank Gifford 1959 Topps #20

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One response to “Frank Gifford (1959 – Topps #20)

  1. I did not remember Gifford much playing in the NFL but he sure sounds like he was a great player, being put into the Hall of Fame! I remember him well as a really GOOD sports announcer with his low-key voice and he was a great addition to NFL TV games by calling play by play. I loved hearing him broadcast NFL games! I cannot remember who the other announcer was that he worked side by side with, but it could have been Al Michaels, or John Madden or Pat Summerall. These 4 guys were my favorites! PG

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