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Old 02-10-2015, 05:00 PM
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Default Ode to Pre-War Football Cardboard

I know there aren't a massive amount of pre-war football collectors out there. Sometimes this is because collectors don't actually know what is available to collect! I've even had conversation with football card dealers who are not aware of all of the pre-war items that are out there and available.

I thought it would be interesting to start a thread to show pre-war sets and items. As I like the history and people stories behind the cards, I'll try to add in a few interesting tidbits about the players and sets they are included in.

Let me start off with the first football card ever produced:





Harry Beecher is the only football card in the 1888 Goodwin Champions set. He was the captain of the undefeated Yale Bulldogs of 1887 and rushed for 66 touchdowns in his three years of college ball.

Beecher was the grandson of Rev. Harry Ward Beecher who was a popular pastor, lecturer, and anti-slavery activist during the 1800s. Rev. Beecher's sister was author Harriet Beecher Stowe, who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin.

The football playing Beecher went on to become a sports writer, insurance agent, and retail company executive until he retired and became a farmer at 60 years of age. He lived to be 81 and died in Chicago near where his daughter lived.

Please jump in and add your own pre-war items when you can!

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Old 02-10-2015, 08:55 PM
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Great idea for a thread. I currently don't have anything to add, but I hope others will jump in with some real gems like that Beecher!
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:28 PM
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awesome card. and neat piece of history.
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:11 PM
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1928 Star Player Candy

Includes many interesting cards including Paddy Driscoll HOF rookie,
Red Grange, and Joe Sternamann cofounder of the Bears. A challenge to find and complete.



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Old 02-13-2015, 10:51 PM
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Jesus Carl, this is a drop the microphone kind of picture! Simply incredible, one of my favorite, hardest to find sets

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1928 Star Player Candy

Includes many interesting cards including Paddy Driscoll HOF rookie,
Red Grange, and Joe Sternamann cofounder of the Bears. A challenge to find and complete.



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Old 02-13-2015, 11:31 PM
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Default Some more Packers stuff.....

1930 Stiller and 1936 Wheaties - both with several HOFers!

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Old 02-14-2015, 10:59 AM
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Jesus Carl, this is a drop the microphone kind of picture! Simply incredible, one of my favorite, hardest to find sets
+1000 Joe.

I love this set and Carl is DA MAN.

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Old 02-14-2015, 02:26 PM
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Jeff, great showing on those Packers stars! Did you wind up picking it up as a set since the singles don't come up much? I'm pretty sure I read the theory that they were actually distributed as entire sets in Gridiron Greats as well.

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Jeff, great showing on those Packers stars! Did you wind up picking it up as a set since the singles don't come up much? I'm pretty sure I read the theory that they were actually distributed as entire sets in Gridiron Greats as well.
I picked up a lot that appears to have come from two separate collectors. I'm still missing a few from the set.

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Old 02-10-2015, 10:15 PM
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1931 Walker's Cleaners Packers

Celebrates the three time Packer champions. Local Green Bay regional issue

Includes many HOFers none more famous than Curly Lambeau


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