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Fathers and Sons on Vintage Football Cards

On the Pro Football Hall of Fame web site, there is a list of fathers and sons who both played professional football. Six of the father-son pairs appear on cards in the Gallery. Here they are:

Tony and Mike Adamle

Tony Adamle played six seasons for the Cleveland Browns in the AAFC and NFL; his son Mike played six seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, and Chicago Bears. Tony is pictured here on his 1951 Bowman card, and Mike on his 1975 Topps card.

Tony Adamle 1951 Bowman football card1975 Topps Mike Adamle football card

Ted Fritsch Sr. and Ted Fritsch Jr.

Ted Fritsch Sr., a member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, played from 1942 to 1950 for the Packers. Ted Fritsch Jr. played from 1972 to 1979 for the Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins. Ted Sr. appears here on his 1950 Bowman card; Ted Jr. is shown on his 1974 Topps card.

Tony Fritsch Sr. 1950 Bowman football cardTed Fritsch Jr. 1974 Topps football card

Dub and Bert Jones

Dub Jones played for the Miami Seahawks, Brooklyn Dodgers, and Cleveland Browns in the AAFC, and he remained with the Browns when they joined the NFL in 1950. He is shown here on his 1953 Bowman card. Bert Jones, Dub's son, was a quarterback for ten seasons with the Baltimore Colts and Los Angeles Rams. His 1976 Topps card is shown here. Bert finished fourth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1972, so he also appears on my page of football cards of Heisman Trophy candidates.

Dub Jones 1953 Bowman football cardBert Jones 1976 Topps football card

George Sauer Sr. and George Sauer Jr.

George Sauer Sr. played from 1933 to 1935 for the Green Bay Packers; he is shown here on his 1955 Topps All-American card. George Jr. played from 1966 to 1970 for the New York Jets; he is shown on a 1969 Glendale stamp.

George Sauer Sr. 1955 Topps All-American football cardGeorge Sauer Jr. 1969 Glendale Stamp

Wilford and Danny White

Wilford White was a running back and kick returner for the Chicago Bears in 1951 and 1952, but he did not appear on a football card until his 1954 Bowman card was issued. His son, Danny, was a quarterback and punter for the Dallas Cowboys from 1976 to 1988. Danny White is shown here on his 1978 Topps card. Danny finished ninth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1973, so you can also see him on my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.

Wilford White 1954 Bowman football cardDanny White 1968 Topps football card

George Wilson Sr. and George Wilson Jr.

George Wilson Sr. played for the Chicago Bears for ten seasons, and he was head coach of the Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins for thirteen. He is shown here on his 1967 Royal Castle Dolphins card, one of the rare short prints in the set. Wilson's son, George Jr., played for his father for one season at Miami. His 1967 Topps card is shown here.

George Wilson Sr. 1967 Royal Castle Dolphins football cardGeorge Wilson Jr. 1967 Topps football card

Ed Bradley Sr. and Ed Bradley Jr.

Ed Bradley Sr. played for the Chicago Bears, Montreal Alouettes, and Toronto Argonauts. As far as I know, he did not appear on a card with the Bears, but he did appear on a 1954 Blue Ribbon Chocolate card with Montreal. Bradley's son, Ed Bradley Jr., played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, and San Francisco 49ers. Ed Jr. is shown here on his rookie card, a 1975 Topps.

Ed Bradley Sr. 1954 Blue Ribbon Chocolate football card Ed Bradley Jr. 1975 Topps rookie football card

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