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By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | January 10, 2020

In the football season of 1987, the Vikings beat both the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers in the playoffs back-to-back. Perhaps this is the year to do it again?
This card is one from the Minnesota Vikings crime prevention trading card set, issued in 1987. There were 14 cards in all, highlighting different players with a crime prevention tip on the back.
Stay safe and go Vikes!