There may have been some outstanding passing performances during the first week of the 2020 season but no one has ever had a better opening day than Norm Van Brocklin. Even in an era when most passing records are being set, broken and then broken again, what “The Dutchman” did on September 28, 1951 still hasn’t been touched. He’s a Hall of Famer, but it’s worth … [Read more...] about Norm Van Brocklin Football Cards Recall Still Standing NFL Passing Record
1954 bowman football
In the mid-1950s, the NFL was still a few years away from becoming a growing juggernaut. It did have a football card contract, though. Bowman Gum had a run of success that would soon come to an end but the Philadelphia-based gum maker was the name of the game to kids who followed pro football and names like Tittle, Layne, Groza and Gifford. This week's Vintage … [Read more...] about Vintage Pack Facts: 1954 Bowman Football
One of the best things about collecting sports memorabilia is that you don’t have to be wealthy to own things that have great stories behind them. Sure, it’s nice to be able to afford a high-grade Mickey Mantle rookie card or one of Ty Cobb’s old bats but even decades-old relics can sometimes be acquired for a pretty modest investment. If you know sports history, … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: At Quarterback for the 49ers, Number 16…Arnie Galiffa?
While the 1954 Bowman football set may not have had the eye appeal of the ’53 set, the design was still catchy enough to entice collectors. Bowman had trimmed its football set from 144 cards in 1952 to 96 in ’53. For 1954, Bowman introduced a 128-card set. The Design The ’54 set displayed more action shots, albeit posed ones, and there were a few posed head shots. In … [Read more...] about 1954 Bowman Football Set Offered Unique Design
As sports card collectors, we love our sets and singles for the memories they evoke and the unique aesthetic of artwork cramped onto small cardboard rectangles. Still, we all want to feel like we’re getting a good value for the time and money we invest in our collections, so we’re always on the lookout for a bargain. When it comes to vintage football card sets, you could … [Read more...] about 5 Undervalued Vintage Football Sets