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Former Dallas Cowboys QB, Monday Night Football Commentator Don Meredith Dies by tolentinotown

By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor

The Associated Press and other sources reported that “Dandy” Don Meredith died of a brain hemorrhage on Sunday evening in Santa Fe, N.M.

The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and beloved Monday Night Football color commentator lapsed into a coma last night, before leaving his legacy to loyal fans, friends and family.

Although Meredith never won the big game for Dallas, his leadership and charismatic presence garnered a breadth of admiration on and off the field. Bringing small-town humility and charm to the big stage, the professionally successful Meredith ultimately retired  and became a color commentator on Monday Night Football in 1970. With an amicable approach, Meredith brought a balance of entertainment and insider analysis to the viewing audience.

Described as “warm and funny” by his wife, the often overlooked Cowboys quarterback offered his likeness on 149 cards (in the Beckett database), including his 1961 Fleer Rookie Card. His most recent cardboard appearance came in 2010 Certified (memorabilia only). Meredith also was known for having a tough-to-get signature.

While there are no statistics that can break down what a legend like Meredith means to so many, here is our cardboard tribute:

In Hobby Memory of Don Meredith

Total Cards: 149
Rookie Cards: 1 1961 Fleer #41 Don Meredith RC ($150)
Memorabilia Cards: 36
Autograph Cards: 34
Beckett Marketplace Items: 203


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