Super Bowl LI, the pinnacle of the NFL American football season, is almost upon us. I’ve started a new topical collection on the theme of American football and here is my first item: the Football Coaches issue from USPS in 1997.
Country: United States of America
Date of Cover: 25th July 1997 (first day of issue)
- Top left: Bear Bryant – legendary coach of the University of Alabama football team (catalog: Scott #3143).
- Top right: Pop Warner – innovative college football coach, who developed many aspects of the modern game (catalog: Scott #3144).
- Bottom left: Vince Lombardi – legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers, who guided the Packers to victory in the first 2 Super Bowl games. The Super Bowl trophy is named after Lombardi (catalog: Scott #3145).
- Bottom right: George Halas – iconic founder of the Chicago Bears and co-founder of the National Football League (catalog: Scott #3146).
The back of the cover provides a brief history of the game of American football. Click the image below for easier reading.