Lot 340. 19th Century Football Trade Card with Racial Stereotypes and a Rugby or Football Card. Printed in blue, beige, white and black, a 2 ¾” x 4 ½” trade card is titled “The Coontown Football Game – A Touchdown for the Polkadots.” It shows stereotypical black men in a pile at the goal line. Vg-ex with a clean back. The other card probably shows a football scene, but it could by rugby. The full-color 2 ¾” x 4 1/8” card promotes Rolio, apparently a breakfast cereal, on the back. Vg.
Winning Bid $50
Lot 342. 4 1948 Bowman Cards – All HoFers, All Rookies – Pihos, Trippi, Turner and Waterfield. These cards have a far better appearance than their technically accurate grade of g+. On the back at the bottom, all have a 1/8” x ½” area of minor paper loss, apparently from a small section of tape or time in an album. No type is affected except for a very tiny spot on a copyright symbol on the back of the Waterfield card. Without the almost imperceptible paper loss, these cards would grade: #17 Trippi rookie vg-ex, 26 Waterfield rookie ex+, 36 Turner rookie (single print) vg and 63 Pihos rookie (single print) vg.
Winning Bid $55
Lot 344. 17 Kellogg’s Football Cards – 10 1970, 5 1971, 1 1979 and 1 1980. From 1970, #5, 13 Karras (2), 20 Stenerud, 24, 37 Barney, 44, 45, 52 and 59 Maynard. From 1971, #7, 13 Larry Brown, 16, 36 and 60. And from 1979 #10 Lambert and 1980 #43 Muncie. Includes Lambert, Muncie, Karras, Stenerud, Roy Jefferson, Lem Barney and Don Maynard. These cards average vg-ex.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 349. 1982-84 Topps Football Sets – Elway, Marino, Taylor, Lott and Singletary Rookies. The 1982 set comprises 528 cards; 396 are in the 1983 and 1984 sets. Highlights of the 1982 Topps set are #51 Munoz rookie, 302 Payton, 434 Lawrence Taylor rookie nm+, 486 Lott rookie nm+ and 488 Montana nm+. This set is ex-m to ex-m+ overall. The 1983 Topps set includes #4 Montana, 33 McMahon rookie, 36 Payton, 38 Singletary rookie, 169 Montana ex-m+ and 294 Marcus Allen rookie nm. The 1984 Topps set is loaded with rookie cards of Hall of Fame stars. Key cards are #63 Elway rookie, 111 Long rookie, 123 Marino rookie, 195 Krieg rookie, 198 Warner rookie, 228 Payton, 280 Dickerson rookie, 303 Jackson rookie and 380 Green rookie. Nm to nm-m. These sets were assembled from vending cases.
Winning Bid $92
Lot 350. 7 1984 US Football League Cloth Helmet and Logo Display Plaques. Founded in 1982, the USFL fielded teams from 1983-85 and essentially folded in 1986. These oval plaques, or “Logopics,” are approximately 6.5” across x 8.5” tall. All are mint on the original card. The teams are the Chicago Blitz, Los Angeles Express, Michigan Panthers, Oklahoma Outlaws, Philadelphia Stars, Pittsburgh Maulers and Washington Federals. Oklahoma and Pittsburgh fielded teams only in 1984, the only year that all seven of these teams were part of the league. The plaques can be hung on a wall or displayed on a table using their easel back. They are interesting mementoes from a short-lived football experiment that nevertheless influenced the National Football League in a number of significant ways.
Winning Bid $45