Art Donovan (1957 – Topps #65)

Arthur James “Bulldog” Donovan was an NFL Defensive Tackle for 12 yars for 3 different teams (mostly the Baltimore Colts 1950, 1952 – ’61).  After the NFL moved the  AFL Dallas Texan franchise to Baltimore, he became a  “new” Baltimore Colt. With the Colts he was an All-Pro 4 years, and twice was a member of an NFL Championship Team (1958 & ‘59).  Art Donovan was voted to the 50’s All-Decade Team as well as the NFL 50th Anniversary All-Time Team, and his uniform number (#70) has been retired by the Colts.  He became a member of the NFL Hall Of Fame with his induction in 1968.  As a U.S. Marine, he fought in WWII at Luzan and Iwo Jima. Art played in the ‘Greatest game ever played’, the ’58 Championship NFL game, which was the first overtime game in NFL history, and once played an entire game with a broken leg. He died in 2013 at the age of 89. He was, indeed, one of the greatest NFL players and very tough and entertaining!

Art Donovan 1957 Topps #65


2 responses to “Art Donovan (1957 – Topps #65)

  1. Jimmy. Just had surgery yesterday 10/6 and am in alot of paiin right now but want to ans this for you so it does not get “lost” among all my other email and it will if I don’t ans it now so will do so. All I recall about this guy is his name and that is about all as I was not into Pro football but he must have been very good as he was in the HOF! I was only into a new wife and a new son, (my only one that died from booze a few yrs ago that I miss daily and had in 2 rehabs twice to no avail as he wanted no help.) You have a massive and wonderful card collection. PeteGoddard 10/7/15


  2. Here’s everything you need to know about Art Donovan:

    Hope you’re doing OK, Peter!



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