1961 Packers Lake To Lake Football Cards
1961 Lake to Lake Packers cards were distributed with products from Wisconsin's Lake to Lake Dairy. There are 36 cards in the set: 16 that are plentiful, and 20 that are difficult to find. In my estimation, the plentiful cards outnumber the difficult ones about 10 to 1. The Lake to Lake set includes several pre-rookie cards of Hall of Fame players, including Ray Nitschke. You can see the rest on my pre-rookie cards page.
See my blog for more information on 1961 Lake to Lake Packers cards and other regional football card sets.
|Image||Set||#||Card Title/Players||Pro Team||Position||College||Honors||Notes||Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards|
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||1||Jerry Kramer||Green Bay Packers||guard||Idaho||Packers Hall of Fame 1975||Short print|
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||2||Norm Masters||Green Bay Packers||tackle||Michigan State||Short print|
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||3||Willie Davis||Green Bay Packers||defensive end||Grambling||Packers Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1981||Pre-rookie card, short print||PSA 8|
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||4||Bill Quinlan||Green Bay Packers||defensive end||Michigan State||Short print|
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||5||Jim Temp||Green Bay Packers||defensive end||Wisconsin||Short print
Temp played for the Packers from 1957 to 1960. He retired before the 1961 season.
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||6||Emlen Tunnell||Green Bay Packers||defensive back||Iowa, Toledo||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, Giants Ring of Honor 2010||Short print
This is Tunnell's only card as a Packer.
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||7||Gary Knafelc||Green Bay Packers||end||Colorado||Packers Hall of Fame 1996||Short print||PSA 7|
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||8||Henry Jordan||Green Bay Packers||tackle||Virginia||Packers Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1995||Short print|
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||9||Bill Forester||Green Bay Packers||linebacker||SMU||Packers Hall of Fame 1974||PSA 8, nm+|
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||10||Paul Hornung||Green Bay Packers||halfback||Notre Dame||Heisman Trophy 1956, Packers Hall of Fame 1975, College Hall of Fame 1985, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986||Hornung scored 33 points in a game against the Colts in 1961. That is still a Packers record.||PSA 8.5|
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||11||Jesse Whittenton||Green Bay Packers||defensive back||Texas-El Paso||Packers Hall of Fame 1976||Whittenton was voted 1st team All-NFL by the Associated Press in 1961.||SGC 92, ex|
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||12||Andy Cvercko||Green Bay Packers||guard||Northwestern||nm+|
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||13||Jim Taylor||Green Bay Packers||fullback||LSU||Packers Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1976|
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||14||Hank Gremminger||Green Bay Packers||defensive back||Baylor||Packers Hall of Fame 1976||nm+|
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||15||Tom Moore||Green Bay Packers||halfback||Vanderbilt||nm|
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||16||John Symank||Green Bay Packers||defensive back||Florida|
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||17||Max McGee||Green Bay Packers||end||Tulane||Packers Hall of Fame 1975||Short print||PSA 6|
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||18||Bart Starr||Green Bay Packers||quarterback||Alabama||Packers Hall of Fame 1977, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977||Short print||SGC 86|
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||19||Ray Nitschke||Green Bay Packers||linebacker||Illinois||Packers Hall of Fame 1978, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1978||Pre-rookie card, short print
For more pre-rookie cards, see the Gallery's pre-rookie card page.
|PSA 8, PSA 7|
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||20||Dave Hanner||Green Bay Packers||defensive tackle||Arkansas||Packers Hall of Fame 1974||Short print|
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||21||Tom Bettis||Green Bay Packers||linebacker||Purdue||Short print|
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||22||Fuzzy Thurston||Green Bay Packers||guard||Valparaiso||Packers Hall of Fame 1975||Short print
In his ten seasons in the NFL, Thurston played on six championship teams: the 1958 Colts and five Packers teams during the Lombardi years.
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||23||Lew Carpenter||Green Bay Packers||halfback||Arkansas||Short print|
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||24||Boyd Dowler||Green Bay Packers||end, punter||Colorado||Packers Hall of Fame 1978||Short print
Dowler was the UPI NFL Rookie of the Year in 1959.
|1961 Packers Lake to Lake||25||Ken Iman||Green Bay Packers||center||Southeast Missouri State||PSA 9, nm|