Monday, December 21, 2015

Looking at my Fleer team cards last night gave me an idea to produce my own set of Bucs cards.
Here are s few that I would have wished they would have made in 1979

This is a card showing the first Playoff win 

Second card showing the close loss

Rain soaked Division Clinching game

Monday, November 30, 2015

New addition to the Bucs blog

Jack Novak- Topps 1978 #294
Why Topps did a football card for him I will never know. Congrats Jack!

Thank you for the following information

Played tight end during the first two seasons in franchise history and caught one TD pass in the process. Had been claimed on waivers from Cincinnati prior to the 1976 season and played that year as a blocking tight end and No.2 on the depth chart. Had caught two passes in the 1975 season for the Bengals having been a 12th round pick of theirs in the 1975 draft. Never played in the NFL again after leaving Tampa Bay



Friday, September 25, 2015

It has been a very long time in between posts. Here is my installment of the 1976 Topps Bucs cards.
I have only replaced the cards that I have found photos for, enjoy.
It is very interesting that cards where made of players that didn't even make the roster.

Here are some cards that should have been produced-I bring you the Bucs 1976 updated set.

Appeared in just one game during the 1976 expansion season and threw five passes as a Buc. Unfortunately he completed two of them to the San Diego Chargers and none to his team-mates. Was released shortly afterwards and never played again as a pro. Saw action in 1974 and 1975 with the Oakland Raiders but only completed 9 of 26 passes for 79 yards and two picks across the two seasons. Made the sports news in 2004 when he had a successful heart transplant. 

After the 1975 season, Hanratty was placed on waivers by the Steelers in September 1976 and picked up in October by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the only team to lose all their games at the time. As the backup quarterback to Steve Spurrier, Hanratty made a handful of appearances, and his sole start came in Week 13 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. This would be Hanratty's final season in the NFL before retiring. 

Was obtained by the Bucs in a trade prior to the 1976 season with the Baltimore Colts having originally been their 3rd round pick in the 1975 draft