Tuesday, March 19, 2013

1979 Kansas City Chiefs Police

The 1979 set marks the first of eleven consecutive yearly Chiefs police sets. One of the earliest NFL police sets, the 1979 Chiefs issue is complete at ten cards. The most notable card in the set features Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy, who makes his first appearance on a card here (his first nationally-issued card wasn't produced for another ten years). Players are pictured in their red jerseys and on the playing field, except for Jack Rudnay, who is in his white jersey and sitting on the bench. The cards were sponsored by Hardee's, local law enforcement agencies and the Chiefs.

The eleven Chiefs sets are among the easiest of police sets to find. With that in mind, the 1979 set seems to be the most difficult to find from the Chiefs series. The Marv Levy card enhances the desirability and value of the set, which is in the $7 to $10 range.

(1) Bob Grupp, P
(4) Steve Fuller, QB
(22) Ted McKnight, RB
(24) Gary Green, CB
(26) Gary Barbaro, S
(32) Tony Reed, RB
(58) Jack Rudnay, C
(67) Art Still, DE
(73) Bob Simmons, G
Marv Levy, Head Coach

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