1953 Bowman football set: A colorful rarity

1953. Eisenhower succeeded Truman. Jonas Salk announced his polio vaccine. Hugh Heffner released the 1st issue of Playboy. Disney’s Peter Pan debuted. 1953 was also the year that the FCC approved color television. Color was the rage all around, and Bowman was making strides on that front in card making.   But apparently they weren’t so […]

Five Veteran NFL Rookie Cards Worth the Investment

Obviously Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are a worthy investment now and in the future.  Of course, you’re probably wishing you invested in Manning in 2011 while his future in the game was in question.  But both of them are still at the top of their game, and at the top of the headlines.  So […]

Why Saving for a Grade 9 or 10 Is Worth the Wait

Ever known someone who owned a Toyota Camry?  Maybe you have one yourself.  It’s a safe bet that 91.9% of Camry owners wish they had saved up just a bit more to splurge for, well anything else.  The car is fine, and plain.  Period.  Of course, loyal Camry owners will go on about safety, dependability […]

1962 Topps Ernie Davis

Although Ernie Davis never played a single game in the NFL, he is one of the most memorable players in the history of the league. Drafted firstoverall by the Washington Redskins and then traded to the Cleveland Browns, Davis was poised for an excellent NFL career. During the preseason, however, he was diagnosed with leukemia, […]

Dick Butkus Rookie Card

Dick Butkus was a linebacker for the Chicago Bears for nine seasons, during which his nasty, brutal play would garner much praise, and lead many to consider him as one of the greatest defensive players of all time. High priced football cards are usually of offensive stars, who smashed records and led their respective teams […]

Joe Montana Rookie Card

Joe Montana played for the San Francisco 49ers for fourteen unbelievable seasons, during which he would set numerous records and win countless awards. Throughout his career, Montana would win two MVP awards, four Super Bowls, and finish as one of the greatest players in NFL history. Around the time of Montana’s rookie season, football cards […]

1955 Topps All American Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe was one of the most outstanding athletes in history. In addition to several seasons as a profession football player, Thorpe played both basketball and baseball professionally, and he also won two gold medals at the Olympics. In 1955, two years after his death, Topps included a Jim Thorpe card in their set of […]

1955 Topps All American Four Horsemen

Harry Stuhldreher, Elmer Layden, Don Miller, and Jim Crowley were four standout football players at Notre Dame, who led the team to an undefeated season and to the 1924 National Championship. In 1955, Topps placed all four athletes on the same card to honor their legendary status. This 1955 Topps All-American Four Horsemen card is […]

1966 Philadelphia Gum Gale Sayers Rookie

Gale Sayers was a standout running back for the Chicago Bears from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s. During his short, but successful NFL career, Sayers was a dominant runner, who would later become the youngest inductee ever elected to the Hall of Fame. His 1966 Philadelphia Gum rookie card is very popular and along with Dick […]