1976 Coke Bears Discs

Back of 1976 Coke Bears Disc There are 22 discs in the set of 1976 Coke Bears Discs, plus two variations. The discs are similar to 1976 Crane Discs and 1976 Buckmans Discs, except that they have tabs attached. The tabs have holes in them, such that the discs could be hung on Coke bottles. The tabs can be detached from the discs along a perforation. The discs are not numbered, so I have listed the players in alphabetical order. I believe that the players were intended to represent the Bears' starting lineup, because they nearly match the team's 1976 starters listed at pro-football-reference.com.

As with most regional team sets, the set contains a few players who never appeared on regular issue football cards. Don Rives, Jeff Sevy, and Roger Stillwell might have been included in other obscure issues, but they did not appear on Topps cards during their careers.

The Bears finished 7-7 in 1976, a distant second to the 11-2-1 Vikings in the NFC Central.

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Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
1976 Coke Bears Discs Lionel Antoine 1976 Coke Bears Discs 1 Lionel Antoine Chicago Bears tackle Southern Illinois
1976 Coke Bears Discs Bob Avellini 1976 Coke Bears Discs 2 Bob Avellini Chicago Bears quarterback Maryland
1976 Coke Bears Discs Waymond Bryant 1976 Coke Bears Discs 3 Waymond Bryant Chicago Bears linebacker Tennessee State
1976 Coke Bears Discs Doug Buffone 1976 Coke Bears Discs 4 Doug Buffone Chicago Bears linebacker Louisville
1976 Coke Bears Discs Wally Chambers 1976 Coke Bears Discs 5 Wally Chambers Chicago Bears defensive tackle, defensive end Eastern Kentucky
1976 Coke Bears Discs Craig Clemons 1976 Coke Bears Discs 6O Craig Clemons Chicago Bears defensive back Iowa Variation with orange border.
1976 Coke Bears Discs Craig Clemons 1976 Coke Bears Discs 6Y Craig Clemons Chicago Bears defensive back Iowa Variation with yellow border.
1976 Coke Bears Discs Allan Ellis 1976 Coke Bears Discs 7 Allan Ellis Chicago Bears defensive back UCLA
1976 Coke Bears Discs Roland Harper 1976 Coke Bears Discs 8 Roland Harper Chicago Bears running back Louisiana Tech
1976 Coke Bears Discs Mike Hartenstine 1976 Coke Bears Discs 9 Mike Hartenstine Chicago Bears defensive end Penn State
1976 Coke Bears Discs Noah Jackson 1976 Coke Bears Discs 10 Noah Jackson Chicago Bears guard Tampa
1976 Coke Bears Discs Virgil Livers 1976 Coke Bears Discs 11 Virgil Livers Chicago Bears defensive back Western Kentucky
1976 Coke Bears Discs Jim Osborne 1976 Coke Bears Discs 12 Jim Osborne Chicago Bears defensive tackle Southern
1976 Coke Bears Discs Bob Parsons 1976 Coke Bears Discs 13 Bob Parsons Chicago Bears punter, tight end Penn State
1976 Coke Bears Discs Walter Payton 1976 Coke Bears Discs 14 Walter Payton Chicago Bears running back Jackson State College Hall of Fame 1996, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1993
1976 Coke Bears Discs Dan Peiffer 1976 Coke Bears Discs 15 Dan Peiffer Chicago Bears center Southest Missouri State
1976 Coke Bears Discs Doug Plank 1976 Coke Bears Discs 16G Doug Plank Chicago Bears defensive back Ohio State Variation with green border.
1976 Coke Bears Discs Doug Plank 1976 Coke Bears Discs 16Y Doug Plank Chicago Bears defensive back Ohio State Variation with yellow border.
1976 Coke Bears Discs Bo Rather 1976 Coke Bears Discs 17 Bo Rather Chicago Bears wide receiver Michigan
1976 Coke Bears Discs Don Rives 1976 Coke Bears Discs 18 Don Rives Chicago Bears linebacker Texas Tech Rives played six seasons for the Bears, but he never appeared on a regular issue football card.
1976 Coke Bears Discs Jeff Sevy 1976 Coke Bears Discs 19 Jeff Sevy Chicago Bears tackle California Sevy played four seasons for the Bears and two for the Seahawks. He did not appear on a regular issue football card.
1976 Coke Bears Discs Ron Shanklin 1976 Coke Bears Discs 20 Ron Shanklin Chicago Bears wide receiver North Texas
1976 Coke Bears Discs Revie Sorey 1976 Coke Bears Discs 21 Revie Sorey Chicago Bears guard Illinois
1976 Coke Bears Discs Roger Stillwell 1976 Coke Bears Discs 22 Roger Stillwell Chicago Bears defensive tackle, defensive end Stanford Stillwell played three seasons for the Bears. He did not appear on a regular issue football card.

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