Happy Friday! Here are the week’s interesting eBay auctions for vintage football cards and related collectibles.
- Last week’s found-in-a-wall 1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski card has been reduced in price.
- Here’s a nicely framed group of 1959-1962 Topps Philadelphia Eagles team cards. You can see that the image is the same on all four cards; I assume that it’s actually a picture of the 1958 team. (The 1963 Topps Eagles team card also has the same image–that’s five years in a row!) Also, have you ever noticed that the backs of 1959 and 1960 Topps team cards look the same except for color? I hadn’t.
- Here’s an auction for all three variations of Emlen Tunnell’s 1954 Bowman card, along with a nice explanation of the differences. (The seller talks about a missing “R,” but he means “L.”)
- On the topic of variations, here are both variations of Charlie Trippi’s 1948 Kellogg’s Pep card. Do you know which one is the error card? The answer is here, though I’m not sure how you can tell. Perhaps by his chinstrap?
- Steve Shafer appeared on only one card, a 1965 Topps CFL card. Then he was abducted by aliens.
- Another great CFL item: a PSA 6 1956 Parkhurst CFL card of Bud Grant. Did you know that Grant is a member of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Canadian Football Hall of Fame, and that he played on the Minnesota Lakers’ 1950 NBA Championship team?
- Here’s a beautiful 1951 Wheaties box with a portrait of John Lujack on the back. The same image of Lujack appeared on a 1952 Wheaties card.
- I don’t see a lot of AAFC items, but here are two nice ones: a 1948 Chicago Rockets program, and an intact 1949 Chicago Hornets matchbook. According to this AAFC chronology, the Chicago team was sold in 1949, and the new owners changed its name to the Hornets.
- Finally, what’s in your 1972 Sunoco trader wallet?
Like my interesting eBay auction articles? See the articles from past weeks.