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Brodie, John (2)

CARD: Upper Deck Legends 1997
ACQUIRED: 2023, EBay



John really doesn’t sign TTM very much or anymore, and this certified like many others were usually out of reach financially for me. I just got lucky on this one. Brodie should’ve been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame some time ago imho. I feel that his career, spanning 3 decades, and owning all the 49ers passing records at the time of his retirement really should merit a bit more consideration.

Brodie, John

Card: Topps 1970
Acquired: In Person 1993, CGA Youth Golf Tournament

I met John Brodie on the course early in the day on the golf tournament circuit with Steve Spurrier and Dick Anderson. He loved the drawing I did of him and he laughed because I didn’t have one of the old ball coach. Off hand I have 5 or 6 cards autographed out of this beautiful and classy set, perfect for autographing.

John Brodie was the strong armed quarterback who was the heir apparent to Y.A. Tittle in San Fransisco. One of the many overlooked legendary quarterbacks who came through the 49er organization before Montana and Young, Brodie was a passing machine throughout the 1960s and was the NFL MVP in 1970. A two time AP in 1965 and 1970, he’d retire in 1973 ranked 3rd all time in passing yardage. Brodie was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1986 and his number retired by the 49ers, but at this time has not been enshrined into the NFL HoF. An avid golfer, he frequently is in the running on the Champions Tour.

G/Gs 259/201    Att 4491    Comp 2469   Yds 31548    Pct 55%     Td 214    Int 224    Rat 72.3