It being football season and all, when I found a couple of nice Topps Vault photos of New York Jets Super Bowl III lineman Winston Hill, I pushed a 1969-style card to the top of my to-do list.
Actually I never need much of an excuse to create a custom of one of the 1968 Jets; they were my favorite team back in the day.
For a lineman, Hill appeared on more than a typical number of Topps cards from that era. He's in Topps sets from 1965-67 and 1972-76. I can't explain the gap from 1968-71.
I like working in the 1969 Topps format. Hill represents the third member of the SBIII champions that I have memorialized in the style. Earlier I created Johnny Sample and Vito Parilli.
If I had been on the fence about doing a Winston Hill card, there was no doubt one would be forthcoming after I read in several of his obituaries that he had operated a couple of barbecue restaurants in Colorado in retirement.
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