People: Aug. 23, 1968

Between his white football shoes and natty street clothes, Joe Namath, 25, swinging quarterback of the New York Jets pro-football team, cuts a striking figure. Come fall, he will be positively dazzling. Seems a New York furrier and Jets fan has whipped up a $5,000 double-breasted mink coat for sale to the passer. His left knee hurts too much for play these days, but he managed to sweat out the final fitting in 85° temperature at the Jets training field.

Since her husband left for Viet Nam in March, Lynda Bird Robb has filled her days writing for McCall's, visiting Houston's...

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