Happy Independence Day! Here are this week’s interesting eBay auctions for vintage football cards and related collectibles.
- What’s the red, white, and bluest vintage football card you can think of? I nominate Ron Burton’s 1964 Topps card.
- Every 1968 Topps Test Team Photo card I have handled has had a wax stain on the back. The cards are scarce in any condition, so a PSA 8, like this Cleveland Browns team card, is especially scarce.
- Wrapper collectors, here’s a nice 1935 National Chicle wrapper. Save 20 of them for a Famous All-American Gridiron Photo!
- Here’s a good look at the full set of 1968 Topps posters. (There are only 16 posters in the set, though, not 33.)
- Most vintage football collectors know that Packer Jim Taylor’s 1959 Topps card pictures the wrong Jim Taylor. Did you know that the “other” Jim Taylor also appeared on a 1961 Topps CFL card? (Also see my Mistaken Identities page for lots of other cards that picture the wrong player.)
- Some say “extremely rare butterfly variation.” I say print mark.
- Here’s an issue I haven’t seen before: seller cocicoco has a few 1967 Caprolan Nylon premiums for sale, including one with a great shot of Mike Ditka.
- Ever hear of IKON grading service? Judging by this 1958 Topps Eagles team card, they’re pretty liberal with their “mint” grade. (Huh, I never noticed that Topps misspelled “heyday” on the back of this card.)
- Here’s a colorful array of 1960 Fleer Jack Kemp proofs and misprints.
- This week’s most-watched vintage football card auction is a 1958 Topps cello pack with Jim Brown on top. Alas, most of the other cards on the most-watched list are modern cards.
And, finally, a plug for another of my
SpringSummer Cleaning auctions: 62 different 1963 Topps baseball cards, with HOFers, mostly ExMt-Ex. Starting bid: 1 penny!
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