THE MAILMAN'S CHRISTMAS LOAD WAS COLORFUL. IF YOU CAN'T GUESS WHO SENT THESE, TURN TO PAGE 124
1 When you see this young man pass you know you are not at a bridge game.
2 His card tells you that he is rackets boss on land, sea and in the air the world over.
3 Through this portal have passed six Kentucky Derby winners and troops of colonels.
December 21, 1959
4 This ex-paratrooper has jumped for joy with an unbeaten football team.
5 Plain as an old shoe, he has won two-thirds of the Triple Crown.
6 Don't send this young Texan a Christmas card in return, send him instead a quarterback or linebacker or two to go with his new franchise.
7 He can honestly say: "I used to be an old sports writer myself."
8 He dispatches his rockets from icy launching pads in two countries.
9 One of the hazards of his sport makes his card very poignant.
10 The kids are cute, and their witty father is quoted on page 34.
11 He is Tampa's pride, Chicago's joy and a thorn in Casey Stengel's side.
12 They say he is the oldest man alive, and he signs his card "A. Mongoose."
•A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year right back to: 1) Johnny Unitas, 2) Jack Kramer, 3) Mrs. Gene Markey, 4) Ben Schwartzwalder, 5) Bill Shoemaker, 6) Lamar Hunt, 7) Ford Frick, 8) Maurice Richard, 9) Bud Werner, 10) Duffy Daugherty, 11) Al Lopez, 12) Archie Moore—and to all the rest of our readers.—ED.