Editor’s Note: I am on Vacation until August, so I have prepared some Friday Features in advance.
Regular readers will know that I am an NFL fan. I collect NFL stuff in addition to NASCAR stuff. I have several toss coins, an endzone pylon, and some turf. I’ve had jerseys and helmets over the years as well. I recently found something that I just had to purchase.
The world of football was a much different place in 1964. There were two leagues, the NFL and the AFL. The first Super Bowl between the two wouldn’t take place until 1967. In 1964, the AFL consisted of a total of 8 teams in two divisions. The Eastern Division was made up of The Boston Patriots, The Buffalo Bills, The Houston Oilers, and The New York Jets. The Western Division had The Denver Broncos, The Kansas City Chiefs, The Oakland Raiders, and the San Diego Chargers. The 1964 AFL Championship took place at the War Memorial Stadium in Buffalo, New York. The game saw the Buffalo Bills beat the San Diego Chargers 20-7.
The 1964 Oakland Raiders were not a great team. They went 5-7-2 over 14 games. They had a couple of all-stars but really didn’t do much. These are a set of pages from the playbook of former wide receiver Bill Miller. They are in good condition, and don’t show any wear.