College football fans didn't get to see Gary Reasons play much college football, but scouts and sportswriters knew his name. In the early 1980s, the TV networks didn't make a habit of televising Northwestern State Demons games. Before he was finished, though, the Crowley, TX native became the first player in NCAA Division I AA history to be named All American three … [Read more...] about Gary Reasons Q&A: Sports Themed Office, Boxes of Football Cards and Getting Lawrence Taylor’s Super Bowl Worn Cleats
The 1982 Topps football set has a solid mix of rookie and veteran players. But in terms of 1980s football issues, it's also one of the more underrated. While it doesn't have the heavy hitters in terms of big name rookies found in the 1981 (Joe Montana), 1984 (Dan Marino, John Elway), and 1986 (Jerry Rice, Steve Young) Topps releases, it's still worthy of finding a home in your … [Read more...] about 1982 Topps Football Set Had…Logos!
The 11-day-old Gulf War was first and foremost on the minds of America as Super Bowl XXV kicked off in Tampa on January 27, 1991. Whitney Houston’s stirring version of the national anthem had viewers in the stands and at home misty eyed. The halftime show by New Kids on the Block was preempted by a special report anchored by ABC’s Peter Jennings. It was an usual backdrop … [Read more...] about Lawrence Taylor’s Super Bowl XXV Trophy Coming to Auction
Collectors now have a chance to own some really big shoes, whose soles once belonged to a player who was the heart and soul of the New York Giants. The white, size 13 Nike/Pro cleats worn by Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium is part of SCP Auctions’ Mid-Summer Classic online auction, which runs through August 22. Bidding for … [Read more...] about Lots Of Sole: Auction Includes LT’s Cleats From Super Bowl XXV
The 1980s gave us Ronald Reagan. MTV. Big hair. And a boatload of great football players. The greatest draft of all-time took place in 1983 when the first round was simply loaded with can't miss Hall of Famers, opening with John Elway and closing with Darrell Green, who spent 20 Hall of Fame years in the league. The list of the most popular 80s rookie cards is … [Read more...] about Five Underrated 1980s Football Rookie Cards