1978 Country Kitchen Vikings Football Cards
There are seven photos in the 1978 Country Kitchen Vikings set. They were distributed by Country Kitchen restaurants, a chain headquartered in Madison and concentrated in the upper midwest. (I assume that the pictures were available only around Minneapolis.) The pictures are 5x7, and they are printed on glossy paper, like most team issue photos. The backs of the pictures contain bios of the players. The photos are not numbered, so I have listed the players in alphabetical order.
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|Picture||Set||#||Card Title/Players||Pro Team||Position||College||Honors||Notes||Est. Retail Value (?)||Grades available at nearmintcards.com|
|1978 Country Kitchen Vikings||1||Bobby Bryant||Minnesota Vikings||defensive back||South Carolina||Bryant had 51 interceptions with the Vikings, second-most in team history. Paul Krause had 53.|
|1978 Country Kitchen Vikings||2||Tommy Kramer||Minnesota Vikings||quarterback||Rice||College Hall of Fame 2012||Kramer placed fifth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1976. See my page of football cards of Heisman Trophy candidates.|
|1978 Country Kitchen Vikings||3||Paul Krause||Minnesota Vikings||defensive back||Iowa||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1998, Vikings Ring of Honor 1998||Krause and Vikings teammate Wally Hilgenberg were co-captains at Iowa, according to the back of this photo.|
|1978 Country Kitchen Vikings||4||Ahmad Rashad||Minnesota Vikings||wide receiver||Oregon||College Hall of Fame 2007||Rashad married Phylicia Rashad (Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show) in 1985. O.J. Simpson was his best man.|
|1978 Country Kitchen Vikings||5||Jeff Siemon||Minnesota Vikings||linebacker||Stanford||College Hall of Fame 2006||Siemon's daughter, Kelley Siemon, was a forward on the Notre Dame women's basketball team.|
|1978 Country Kitchen Vikings||6||Mick Tingelhoff||Minnesota Vikings||center||Nebraska||Vikings Ring of Honor 2001, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2015|
|1978 Country Kitchen Vikings||7||Sammy White||Minnesota Vikings||running back||Grambling|
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