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Interactive 1959 Topps New York Giants Team Card

Pictured here is an interactive 1959 Topps New York Giants team card. If you hold your cursor over any player, you can see his name and whether he appears on any cards in the gallery. If a player appears on cards of his own, you can click on the player to see them.

#41: Lindon Crow#34: Don Chandler#21: Carl Karilivacz#20: Jim Patton#30: Bill Svoboda#44: Kyle Rote#17: Tom Dublinski#22: Billy Lott#62: Bob Mischak#81: Andy Robustelli#66: Jack Stroud#60: Buzz Guy#72: Frank Youso#24: Phil King#79: Roosevelt Brown#71: M.L. Brackett#88: Pat Summerall#75: Jim Katcavage#76: Roosevelt Grier#33: Mel Triplett#70: Sam Huff#45: Emlen Tunnell#31: Don Sutherin#13: Don Maynard#11: Don Heinrich#42: Charley Conerly#55: Ray Wietecha#78: Walt Yowarsky#77: Dick Modzelewski#84: Harland Svare#68: Al Barry#29: Alex Webster#80: Ken MacAfee#89: Cliff Livingston#16: Frank Gifford#85: Bob Schnelker#coach: Jim Lee Howell#coach: Tom Landry#coach: Vince Lombardi#coach: Ken Kavanaugh#coach: John Dell Isola#trainer: John Johnson#trainer: John Dziegiel#trainer: Sid Moret1959 Topps New York Giants Team card

Though this is a 1959 card, the image actually shows the 1958 Giants team. You can find the same image in the Pro Football Hall of Fame's photo gallery for "The NFL'S Greatest Game Ever Played." Checking the photo against the Giants' 1958 roster, there are these differences:

Besides Sutherin, only one other player in the photo does not appear on a card or photo of his own in the Vintage Football Card Gallery. That player is M.L. Brackett. Another player, Harland Svare, does not appear in the Gallery as a player, but he is shown on two Play of the Year cards as the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams.

A couple of friends, Tom Daley and Mike Moran, identified most of the coaches and trainers on the card; among the coaches are Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry. With Lombardi and Landry, there are a total of eight Hall of Famers on the card. Three of the coaches--Landry, Ken Kavanaugh, and John Dell Isola--appeared on earlier football cards as players.

Topps liked this image so much that they used it on their Giants team cards for four more years: 1960, 1961, 1962, and 1963. They might still be using it, had Philadelphia Gum not obtained the rights to print cards of NFL players in 1964.

Below is a list of the team members on the card above. Clicking on a team member's name will show you all of his cards in the Vintage Football Card Gallery.

NumberTeam Member
41Lindon Crow
34Don Chandler
21Carl Karilivacz
20Jim Patton
30Bill Svoboda
44Kyle Rote
17Tom Dublinski
22Billy Lott
62Bob Mischak
81Andy Robustelli
66Jack Stroud
60Buzz Guy
72Frank Youso
24Phil King
79Roosevelt Brown
71M.L. Brackett
88Pat Summerall
75Jim Katcavage
76Roosevelt Grier
33Mel Triplett
70Sam Huff
45Emlen Tunnell
31Don Sutherin
13Don Maynard
11Don Heinrich
42Charley Conerly
55Ray Wietecha
78Walt Yowarsky
77Dick Modzelewski
84Harland Svare
68Al Barry
29Alex Webster
80Ken MacAfee
89Cliff Livingston
16Frank Gifford
85Bob Schnelker
coachJim Lee Howell
coachTom Landry
coachVince Lombardi
coachKen Kavanaugh
coachJohn Dell Isola
trainerJohn Johnson
trainerJohn Dziegiel
trainerSid Moret

Also see my interactive 1961 Topps Green Bay Packers, 1963 Topps Dallas Cowboys, 1964 Topps Oakland Raiders, and 1967 Philadelphia Cleveland Browns team cards.

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