Saturday, June 22, 2013

1983 Dallas Cowboys Police




 The 1983 Cowboys police set consists of 28 cards; twenty-three players, Hall of Fame head coach Tom Landry and four cheerleaders. Fronts have game-day photos, with a Cowboys helmet and Kiwanis Club logo located at the bottom left and right. Card backs feature "Cowboys Tips" and a listing of the sponsors (Kiwanis Club, local law enforcement agency and the Dallas Cowboys Weekly). 

Notable cards include Hall of Famers Landry, running back Tony Dorsett and defensive tackle Randy White. The cards are not numbered except for the player's uniform numbers, and the year "1983" is not mentioned anywhere on the cards. Twenty-three of the photos were taken by photographer Ron Scribner.

 Die-hard 'Boys fans will be interested in four cards featuring players that never appeared on a regular Topps card, but played for Dallas multiple seasons -- safety Dextor Clinkscale (1980-85), guard Kurt Petersen (1980-85), guard Howard Richards (1981-86) and wide receiver Doug Donley (1981-84).

The 1983 set was apparently released in modest quantities, but anyone interested in finding the cards should find a steady trickle of them on eBay. A fair price for a NRMT complete set is in the $20 to $25 range.

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(1) Rafael Septien, K
(11) Danny White, QB
(20) Ron Springs, FB
(24) Everson Walls, CB
(26) Michael Downs, S
(30) Timmy Newsome, RB
(32) Dennis Thurman, CB
(33) Tony Dorsett, RB
(47) Dextor Clinksdale, S
(53) Bob Breunig, LB
(54) Randy White, DT
(65) Kurt Petersen, G
(67) Pat Donovan, T
(70) Howard Richards, G/T
(72) Ed Jones, DE
(78) John Dutton, DT
(79) Harvey Martin, DE
(80) Tony Hill, WR
(83) Doug Donley, WR
(84) Doug Cosbie, TE
(86) Butch Johnson, WR
(88) Drew Pearson, WR
(89) Billy Joe DuPree, TE
Tom Landry, Head Coach
Melinda May, Cheerleader
Dana Presley, Chherleader
Judy Trammell, Cheerleader
Toni Washington, Cheerleader

2 comments:

  1. I have multiples of the 4 players that Topps never made a card of even though they were regulars. I am missing 4 cards for a complete set but have lots of multiples.

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  2. I have multiples of the 4 players that Topps never made a card of even though they were regulars. I am missing 4 cards for a complete set but have lots of multiples.

    ReplyDelete