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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

“Gridiron Greats” showcased at N.Y. museum

UCLA tailback and Los Angeles Rams running back Kenny Washington is shown in this 1948 Leaf Gum Company football trading card. It will be displayed in an upcoming exhibit of “Gridiron Greats” football cards at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, timed to coincide with the Super Bowl. Washington played alongside Jackie Robinson at UCLA and in 1946 became one of the first black players in the NFL after a 12-year ban.