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The Holy Grail - Bowman 1948 Sammy Bough card

The Holy Grail - Bowman 1948 Sammy Bough card

Sammy Baugh is regarded as one of the greatest passers of all time and his 1948 card with a classic pose is a time piece for all NFL card collectors. He popularized the forward pass in NFL and the rookie black and white cardis one of the finest cards and a priced possession.

Baugh started his career as a tailback with the Redskins. In the 1940s, the Redskins adopted the T-formation where the quarterback got the full control of the offense. With T-formation and passing, Sammy Baugh made the forward pass an important part of the offensive play in NFL. He also led the Redskins to the NFL Championship game against Chicago Bears.

1945 was Baugh’s best statistical season when he completed 128 of 182 passes and 70.3 percent completion average. One of the Baugh’s most memorable individual performances was against Chicago cardinals on the ‘Sammy Baugh day’ on November 23, 1947, when he passed for 355 yards and six touchdowns.

Sammy Baugh is considered as the greatest footballer of all time and when he retired he had set 13 NFL records for three positions- quarterback, defensive back and punter. His coaching career started with Hardin-Simmons University where he was the head coach. He also became the first coach of New York Titans in 1960 and 1961. In 1963, he became assistant coach at University of Tulsa and in 1964 he coached Houston Oilers of AFL.

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