After an excellent career at the University o Illinois, Doug Dieken was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the 6th round of the 1971 NFL Draft. The star tackle would go on to play 203 games over 14 seasons all with the Browns. A true ironman, he never missed a game. Upon retirement, he became a broadcaster for the Browns.
For his efforts, Topps gave him a card in their sets from 1974-1984, missing 1972, '73 and '85. Fear not though, for I have filled in those gaps. As I have written many times, I think all players deserve cards for every year, but a player of Dieken's caliber definitely deserved a "career capper" card and I always like the '895 Topps football cards anyway.