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Old 11-18-2011, 11:55 AM
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Default What football item(s) have the best eye appeal?

Just curious as to everyone's personal subjective opinion toward the items or issues with the best eye appeal. I know there are lots of options out there, but my collecting has typically been driven by eye appeal. Please show your thoughts and I'll show mine too!

Here are a couple to start:

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Old 11-20-2011, 12:15 PM
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I really have a thing for vintage pennants. The older the better.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:55 PM
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You certainly can't go wrong with the T51s or T6s (pictured above)...

My personal favorite eye-appeal card set is the 1955 Topps All-Americans. Great color and graphics.

As far as memorabilia, I love the look of college football helmets displayed together. This is especially a good look if you have the space to display a whole conference, for example. I love going into sports bars in "college towns" and seeing helmets displayed around the bar or above the bar.
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:32 PM
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As far as I'm concerned, nothing touches the classic 1950 Bowman set. Here are a few of my favorites ...
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:01 AM
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There is just something about the classic look of the N302's that really appeals to me.

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Old 11-26-2011, 09:08 PM
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Default 1950 Bowman

I, too, am very partial to the classic poses in this set. I have the whole set graded by SGC---Here are a few of mine:
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:34 PM
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A little newer than the replies so far, but I have always thought that the '59 Bazooka and '64 Kahns were beautiful sets.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:42 PM
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It's hard to argue that the Bowman football cards arn't little works of art!

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Old 12-06-2011, 03:09 PM
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After viewing this thread, I cant pick just one.

From the Mayo, Leafs, 52 Bowmans, 57 Topps to the 1977 Largent rookie.... to name a few of the most beautiful sets and cards. Who can pick just one, and even if you did, it would change year in and out.
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