Bargain Bin Finds—Vintage Football Card Gallery

Who does not enjoy rifling through a bargain bin of sporting collectibles? As you stroll through sports collectibles shows and conventions, you will stumble across many boxes and containers brimming with inexpensive and desirable bargain collectibles. Make the journey to Cleveland in early August to the National Sports Collectors Convention and you will find hundreds of such bins.

The Citifield based soap opera I usually follow is on hiatus today, so I thought I would share some of my favorite bargain bin football card pickups of the past year. These cards were three dollars (many $1) or less except for the Marion Motley card. I paid a bit more for that. For a dollar or two you can grasp and gaze into the past. You can certainly feel the chasm of time between long ago eras and the present age when you ogle one of these time-worn and beaten up beauties. The equipment, poses, and styles of the cards show the passage of generations. Find the card with the white football used during the 40’s and 50’s for night games.

(You can see I lean toward Rams and Placekickers….strange.)

Bargain Bin Finds

Football Cards

Art Donovan-1957 Topps-No. 65

Tobin Rote-1953 Bowman-No. 28

Football Cards

Eddie LeBaron-1955 Bowman-No. 26

Jim Otto-1970 Topps-No. 116

John Morrow-1959 Topps-No. 164

Ray Berry-1964 Phila-No.1

Fred Naumetz-1950 Bowman-No. 85

Marion Motley-1953 Bowman No.9

Bruce Gossett-1966 Phila-No. 95

Bob Boyd- 1958 Topps-No. 21

Lamar Lundy-1968 Topps-No. 80

Dick Bass-1969 Topps-No. 81

Lindon Crow-1963 Topps-No. 45

Roman Gabriel-1969 Topps-No. 125

Paul Younger-1955 Bowman-No. 38

Lou Groza-1959 Topps-No. 60

Frank Gifford-1960 Topps-No. 74

Joseph Sulaitis-1948 Bowman-No. 64

L.A. Rams Team Card-1956 Topps-No. 114. Original “Color Rush”

Bob Waterfield-1952 Bowman-No. 137

Jim Martin-1964 Phila-No. 5

Football Highlights-1961 Topps-No. 77

Y.A. Tittle-1960 Topps-No. 113

Alan Ameche-1960 Topps-No. 2

Lenny Moore-1963 Topps-No. 2

Bargain Bin

Ollie Matson-1960 Topps-No. 63

Del Shofner-1960 Topps-No. 65

Fran Rogel-1960 Fleer-No. 43

Hope to see you at The National Sports Collectors Convention August 1-5 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Here is a prior post to a Gallery of Vintage Football Helmets. Photos take at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

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