Pat Summerall (1959 – Topps #41)

George Allen “Pat” Summerall was a Placekicker in the NFL for 10 years for 3 different teams.  The Detroit Lions drafted him in the 4th round of the 1952 draft.  The Lions traded him to the Chicago Cardinals (1953 – ’57), who traded him to the New York Giants (1958 – ’61).  He was best known, however, as a Sportscaster/Color Commentator for CBS, Fox, and ESPN, announcing Super Bowls – 16 in all, together with Golf (The Masters Tournament) and Tennis (The U. S. Open), among others.  Pat has been inducted into The American Sportscasters Association Hall Of Fame in 1999, and since 2006, an Award has been given, yearly, in his name to those who represent qualities most revered by Summerall at the “Legends of Charity” luncheon, Super Bowl weekend.  Honorees have included Jimmy Brown and Chris Berman.  Pat Summerall died in 2013 at the age of 82.

Pat Summerall 1959 Topps #41

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