The season began innocently enough. Another NFL season didn’t capture sports fans attention like baseball—unless you were in, say, Green Bay or Baltimore. Before 1958 was over, though, the NFL would become a breakout star.
The Vintage Football Set Break of the Month takes you back to that historic season, when the first nationally televised championship game turned into the ‘Game of the Century’, when the Colts outlasted the New York Giants, 23-17 in sudden death overtime.
The 132-card 1958 Topps set being divvied up by Snow’s Breaks includes the Jim Brown rookie card (graded EX to EX/NM), a near mint Sonny Jurgensen rookie and near mint second year examples of Johnny Unitas and Bart Starr a swell as graded cards of Raymond Berry (PSA 7), Frank Gifford (SGC 84) and Bobby Layne (PSA 8).
The set is approximately 13% NMMT, 18% NRMT, 55% EXMT and 14% EX.
“This is a very clean mid to high-grade set,” said Brian Snow of Snow’s Breaks. “The major stars are really sharp and have nice centering. The graded stars are absolutely gorgeous.”
The Brown rookie card dates to the season in which the young phenom out of Syracuse rushed for 1,527 yards, nearly twice as many as runner-up Alan Ameche. Participants will have a 1 in 132 shot at winning the card, valued at $300-400. The ’58 set includes 28 other Hall of Famers.
Snow’s is offering Sports Collectors Daily readers a discount. Those who buy five slots or more and get free shipping by entering 5freeship at checkout. Learn more about the set and how to participate in the break at SnowsBreaks.com.