Tuesday, March 19, 2013

1979 Seattle Seahawks Police

The 1979 Seahawks police set was the first of nine police sets produced of the team through 1990 (none were released in 1981, 1983 or 1984). Sponsors for the 16-card inaugural issue were the Washington State Crime Prevention Association, Kiwanis Club, and Coca-Cola (all listed on card backs). A football definition and safety tip are also given on card backs, and the year "1979" appears in tiny numbers on the right bottoms below the border. Cards are not numbered. Hall of Fame wide receiver Steve Largent is the key card of the set, accounting for over half of the set's value. Fan-favorite quarterback Jim Zorn is another notable player in the set.

Seahawks police sets are not difficult to find. The 1979 issue is the most valuable because it's the oldest, and usually sells in the $8 to $10 range.

(1) Steve August, T
(2) Autry Beamon, S
(3) Terry Beeson, LB
(4) Dennis Boyd, DT
(5) Dave Brown, CB
(6) Efren Herrera, K
(7) Steve Largent, WR
(8) Tom Lynch, G
(9) Bob Newton, G
(10) Jack Patera, Head Coach
(11) David Sims, FB
(12) Sherman Smith, RB
(13) John Yarno, C
(14) Jim Zorn, QB
(15) Sea Gals, Keri Truscan
(16) The Seahawk (Mascot)

1 comment:

  1. I lived in Moses Lake WA and was 9 years old when thes cards were released. I remember waiting patiently for the police to cruise through our neighborhood. Then we would flag them down and they would give us a few cards. I have multiple sets of the early years.