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Early Football Memorabilia




Outstanding Circa 1920's Football Player Figural Pipe Stand.  This attractive pipe stand is configured to hold 4 pipes, and at its top is a football player donning a dog ear style football helmet.  The base is carved wood.  The pipe stand is outstanding condition, and it stands just under 9 inches tall, with its base measuring approximately 8 inches by 6 inches.  A fantastic looking early figural football piece.
$500.00



Beautiful Yale University F. Earl Christy Lithography Silk Football Display Pillowtop.  This attractive F. Earl Christy pieces features a football player wearing a union suit and a female fan weaving a Yale flag, perched atop a large melon style football.  The silk has a couple areas of silk loss along its top and bottom edges, but the framing atop a similar toned tan matt makes this mild damage barely noticeable.  The piece has been professionally archivally framed with a Yale toned blue matt and black custom frame.  The frame measures 29 inches wide by 27 inches tall.  Just a fantastic looking piece of Yale or football memorabilia. 
INV#1240
$700.00




Stunning Circa 1900 Yale versus Princeton watercolor painted photograph matt.  This beautiful piece features 2 football players in Yale and Princeton colors, in masterfully painted watercolor, with two interlocking ornate Princeton and Yale pennants hanging from canes.  The matt features 2 oval openings measuring 5 inches by 4 inches, and these openings seem to be meant to display the photographed athlete on a standard sized cabinet card photograph.  The overall dimensions of the matt are 22 inches wide by 13 inches tall.  The piece does show a minor chip in the left lower corner, and a discoloration and crack in the upper right corner.  Neither of the mild flaws come close to taking away from the stunning artistry of this fantastic piece of early football art.
$900.00




Circa 1900 Framed Harvard versus Yale Football Game Action Scene Lithographic Linen Pillow top Display.  This fantastic looking pillow top features to teams at play, undoubtedly aimed at representing Harvard and Yale, with player's donning lace-up vests, Harvard Red and Yale blue, with some of the players sporting noseguards and leather head harnesses.  The pillow top features a floral border around the football scene, and exhibits some mild age related fading.  The piece has been framed in a professional frame with museum quality green vellum matting.  The frame measures 27 inches tall by 25.5 inches wide.  Although covered by the matting, this display features a 1900 Campbell, Metzger, and Jacobson copyright marking.  A fantastic looking turn of the century football display ready for hanging.
$500.00


1902 Carlisle Indians School versus Bucknell University Football Broadside.  This attractive broadside is housed in a high quality professional frame measuring 20.5 inches wide by 17 inches tall.  This beauty is from a time period only 2 years after Christy Mathewson played football (fullback, punter, and dropkicker) for Bucknell, and only a few years prior to Jim Thorpe's arrival on the Carlisle football scene.  The broadside advertises for a Saturday 11th game at Williamsport Athletic Park, and this date coincides with a 1902 Carlisle Bucknell game, in which Bucknell would prevail in a 16 to 0 shutout.  Early football broadsides are very hard to come by, and this is a fantastic early piece of football memorabilia.
INV#0880
$700.00



1893 University of Pennsylvania Color Lithograph entitled "A Touchdown for Pennsylvania in its original frame.  This framed lithograph features vibrant colors, showing a young child in Penn colors, resting upon a huge melon shaped football.  The lithograph resides in its original dark walnut frame measuring 18.5 inches square.  The lithograph has a November 5 1893 copyright date and was produced by the Philadelphia Inquirer.  Beautiful early University of Pennsylvania football display.
$750.00


Circa 1900 Football Player Small Folk Art Painting on oak board.  This attractive painting is on an oak board measuring 7 by 9 inches.  The painting features a football player sporting a one piece union suit style uniform, as well as shin guard.  A football is flying towards the player.  A well rendered painting which features a good deal of craculature.  A neat turn of the century piece of football art.
$225.00



Turn of the Century Princeton University Football Themed Football Pillow cover.  This beautiful piece features brightly colored embroidery throughout its ornately decorated scene.  The pillowcase features an elaborated dressed gibson girl sporting Princeton colors, flanked by a Princeton pennant and a melon football.  This attractive piece measures 23 by 21 inches, and would look unbelievable framed.  The pillowcase features some staining, but likely could be cleaned by a dry cleaner; I have not attempted any type of cleaning, and will leave this to its new owner if they so wish.  This early pillow cover has a great look and is an outstanding piece for any Princeton alum or football collector.
$350.00



Turn of the Century Yale Football Pillow cover.  This beautiful piece features embroidered and painting throughout its ornately decorated scene, with a child waiving a Yale flag perched upon a melon shaped football.  The pillowcase measures 21.5 by 21 inches.  This early pillow cover has a great look and is an outstanding piece for any Yale alum or football collector.
$300.00





Circa 1910 St. John's University of New York Football Team Photograph Silk Decorative Pillow Cover.  This fantastic St John's University piece measures 24 inches square, and has a decorative tassel border around its sides.  The pillow cover has St John's University painted on its center, with an American flag at the upper left corner, and the football team photo at the lower right corner.  The football players in the photo are donning flattop style and 8 spoke style helmets.  This fantastic looking piece would look incredible framed, but I will leave that up to its new owner to cut down on shipping costs.
$350.00






Beautiful 1896 2 page letter from Cornell Football Team Coach and recent player Joseph Beachem to star player Edwin Sweetland.  The letter is a very interesting read, as Beachem has been informed that Sweetland might not be coming back to Cornell the following season, and Beachem is begging him to return for an other season, or as he states in the letter he would be "broken hearted".  Joseph Beachem was a player at Cornell from 1893 to 1896, and was the Head Coach in 1896.  The letterhead, which is dated June 10, 1896 listed Beachem as the Captain.  Edwin Sweetland played football and rowed at Cornell, from 1895 to 1898, before becoming a successful and well traveled football and rowing coach, including stints as head football coach at Ohio State, Syracuse, West Virginia to name a few.  This letter originates from a small group ephemera all originating from the Sweetland estate.  The letter is signed by Beachem with just a Jos., and adds a postscript stating that Brooks of Penn is here training the full backs.  A very neat piece of early Cornell football ephemera.
$250.00



Spectacular 1930 University of Notre Dame Football Poster Style Calendar.  This great Fighting Irish piece contains individual images of the Notre Dame players and coaches, including the legendary coach Knute Rockne and star Quarterback Frank Carideo.  The calendar measures 23 inches tall by 17.25 inches wide and is in very nice condition with some minor foxing on its reverse, with none affecting the front.  This early piece would look amazing framed and hanging on the wall of a proud Notre Dame Alumnus.
$600.00


Outstanding 1926 Brown University versus Bates College Football Broadside, matted and ready for framing.  This broadside is matted to a 26 by 18 inch dimension, with the visible portion of the broadside measuring 21 by 13 inches.  The broadside does have some condition issues including mild discoloration and mild tears, which all generally do due to their being hung outdoors during their initial usage as advertising.  A fantastic early piece of Brown and Bates football memorabilia.

$250.00





1933 Lincoln University Lions versus North Carolina A&T Aggies Black College Football Broadside.  This beautiful broadside advertises for a game between the 2 historically black colleges, and the game took place at Rendall Field located at Lincoln University in Chester County Pennsylvania.  The broadside measures 11 by 14 inches, and is in nice condition with a vibrant yellow background.  The broadside announces that the Aggie's are going strong, but see Coach Martin's Lions stop their victorious match.  A great piece of early African American Football memorabilia.
$250.00



Jim Thorpe era Haskell Indian School Letter from Football Manager W.M. Peterson to college football coach Edwin Sweetland.  The letter is in response to Sweetland turning down the offer of the Haskell Indian School football head coaching job, and Peterson is asking Sweetland for assistance in helping find a coach.  Peterson mentions in the letter that Pop Warner, then coaching at the Carlisle Indian School spoke very highly of Sweetland, and they were hoping to obtain him as coach.  The letter was written during the time that the legendary Native American athlete Jim Thorpe attended the Haskell Indian School.  Thorpe attended Haskell from 1898, until 1904 when he started attending the Carlisle Indian School.  Edwin Sweetland played football and rowed at Cornell, from 1895 to 1898, before becoming a successful and well traveled football and rowing coach, including stints as head football coach at Ohio State, Syracuse, West Virginia to name a few.  This letter originates from a small group ephemera all originating from the Sweetland estate. 
$180.00



Sterling Silver 1966 Philadelphia Bulldogs Continental League Champions Cufflinks.  These beautiful cufflinks are marked Sterling on their reverse, and were likely awarded to a Bulldog's player after their Overtime Championship win over the Orlando Panthers in 1966.  My photography does not do these beauties justice, as they are beautifully rendered football shaped cufflinks
$250.00

1941 Chicago Bears Schedule decal with George McAfee pictured. This decal is in beautiful condition with vibrant colors; it has been mounted on a clear plastic, and the decal is reversed on the back.  Attractive early Bears piece. 
INV#GRPNS
$125.00


1934 Notre Dame Football Program Page signed by 7 Notre Dame Players.  The players who have signed the page in period ink include:  Frank Solari, Frank Gaul, Rocco Schiralli, Paul Schrenker, Bill Shakespeare, Irwin Davis, and Joe Sullivan.  The signatures are all bold, and the page has been custom matted to protect it until its new owner sees fit to frame it.
$125.00


Circa 1910 Framed Tome School Football Print.  This attractive print is housed in a modern professional frame measuring 23 inches tall by just under 16 inches wide.  The Tome School is a private school in Cecil County, Maryland.  The print features a Tome football player in a lace-up style union suit, holding a bulbous melon football.  The print features great color, and is a fantastic looking early football piece.
INV#0888
$350.00


1896 Spalding Official Football Guide.  This beautiful early Spalding guide is full of college team photos and Spalding Sporting Goods Advertisements.  The guide does have 3 pieces of tape reinforcing the binding, and some tape repairing the lower right of the front cover, with some corner chipping still evident.  Despite these flaws, the binding is still very tight, and it is a very readable copy.  Great early football resource.
$160.00


Circa 1940's Cornell University Football Shaped Music Box.  The football is made of a celluloid or bakelite material, and measures 4.25 inches long.  It has a wind up apparatus, that, when wound, plays Cornell's fight song.  The music box is in fine working order, and is a neat piece of Cornell memorabilia.
$100.00


Vintage 1960's Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts Alarm Clock.  This neat vintage clock features an image of the great Colt quarterback.  The clock does not seem to be working but is very attractive.
$90.00


1934 Notre Dame Football Program Page signed by 7 Notre Dame Players.  The players who have signed the page in period ink include:  Ken Stilley, Al Costello, Henry Pojman, Edwin Caldwell, John Robinson, Anthony Mazzioti, and Mike Layden.  The signatures are all bold, and the page has been custom matted to protect it until its new owner sees fit to frame it.  See below for the 2nd similar autographed Notre Dame page.
$125.00





Pair of 1903 Syracuse University Letters sent to football coach Edwin Sweetland by Syracuse Chancellor James R Day.  Edwin Sweetland was both the football and rowing head coach at Syracuse from 1900 to 1902.  Sweetland was let go of his coaching responsibilities after a falling out over compensation, and the letter details Chancellor Day's unhappiness with the decision by the athletic board.  In the letter Day is attempting to have Sweetland not give on the idea of returning to Syracuse, while he dealing with the athletic board and the budget.  The first letter is a 2 page signed by Day on the second page.  The second letter appears to be the final page of a longer letter, also signed by Day.  At the bottom of the letter is a handwritten note stating that this letter was never sent, and rather a verbal agreement was made over the phone.  I am assuming this note was written by Sweetland, although he coached at Hamilton in 1903 and Ohio State in 1904, so the verbal agreement undoubtedly did not stick.  This letter originates from a small group ephemera all originating from the Sweetland estate.  A neat piece of early Syracuse ephemera.
$150.00
The below items have all been sold.

Turn of the Century Yale Football Pillow cover.  This beautiful piece features embroidered and painting throughout its ornately decorated scene, with a child waiving a Yale flag perched upon a melon shaped football.  This early pillow cover has a great look and is an outstanding piece for any Yale alum or football collector.
No Longer Available


Turn of the Century Oversized Harvard Football Player Tobacco Premium Felt Blanket.  This premium features a football player in a turn of the century uniform, flanked by a large Harvard flag and the college seal.  The blanket does feature vibrant colors with a few areas of minor staining.  The blanket measures 26 inches wide by 14 inches tall.  A rare early Harvard Football player tobacco premium blanket.
No Longer Available

1934 Chicago Bears Schedule decal with Bronko Nagurski pictured (with a Bear in the background).  This decal is unused on its original backer, but does feature some fading and corner blunting.  Rare early Nagurski/Bears piece. 
INV#GRPNS
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Circa 1955 Chuck Bednarik's Football Game Board Game.  This game has a super attractive cover with Concrete Charlie posed in his Eagles uniform on its front.  The game has all of its original parts including the football field( bottom of box) , 2 charts, 4 footballs,  3 white dice, 1 red die, 2 kickers, 2 field goal posts, 2 yard markers, a visiting team scoreboard, and a home team scoreboard.  Super attractive and Very Rare Player endorsed board game.
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Very Large 1906 Medico Chi  Football Team Photograph Pinback.  Medico Chi was a Philadelphia area Medical School that later became part  of the University of Pennsylvania.  Only 4 years earlier, John Brallier, one of the first professional football players, had played for and captained Medico Chi's football squad.  This beauty measures just over 6.5 inches wide, and 4.5 inches tall. 
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Beautiful 1917 The Football Calendar by Walter Camp with original box.  This great looking calendar is in the shape of a melon football, with the laces being the binding of the calendar.  The calendar is in pristine condition.  The exceedingly rare box is also included; the box has some damage to the aprons but is in presentable condition.  Great looking Walter Camp endorsed piece.
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Circa 1910 Harvard University Football Girl Colorized Print by Louise Clark.  This great looking piece features a young lady in a Harvard sweater and skirt toting an early melon football.  It also features Harvard's school crest in the upper left corner.  The print is in its original frame which measures 22 by 15.5 inches.
Sold.

Turn of the Century  F Earl Christy Princeton Football player mug/tankard.  Has 4 repaired cracks on handle.  Bright graphics and retains its beautiful gold gilding.
SOLD



1930's Harwood Sporting Goods Full Size Football Figural Trophy.  The trophy measures just under 13 inches tall and 12 inches wide and was made by the Wallace trophy company.  The trophy has one mild dent and some loss of its silver-plate.  This trophy could replated if its new owner so wished.  The engraving reads Harwood Trophy, Most Valuable Player - 1939 - Rutherford H.S. Wm. Bill Williams.  These full sized figural football trophies are very hard to find.
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1924 United States Navy Battle Fleet Football Championship Trophy entitled the Baranov Trophy.  The trophy was won by the U.S.S. Melville in 1924 in an elimination tournament in San Diego.  This very attractive trophy is 17 inches tall, and is in beautiful condition.
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Stunning Turn of the Century Oil on Canvas Football Game Painting in Period Frame.  Featuring a punting scene on the field with a team wearing red and a team wearing blue battling on the field.  Several referees wearing all white are officiating the game, which is being played in front of packed grandstands.  The stands even include a band, with a Tuba player being noticeable in the back row.  Building facades in the background and a beautifully vibrant blue sky complete this stellar painting.  The painting is housed in a very attractive period frame, and the back of the canvas is signed with what looks to be the name K. Bechtel (although that last name is difficult to discern with absolute certainty)  This painting would undoubtedly be the centerpiece to any football collection.
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Beautiful Circa 1910 Large Bulbous Melon Shaped Full Size Football Figural Trophy.  The trophy is not engraved, and features an ornately decorated base.  The trophy retains much of its silver plate, and is overall in nice condition, with only a few mild dents.  Also, it appears the trophy made have been pushed downward onto its base slightly.  Non of these flaws detract much from the beauty of this amazing blunt ended football figural trophy.
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Very Rare Lidded 1905 Maddocks Sons Company Yale University F. Earl Christy Football Graphic Football Shaped Stein.  One side of the stein has Yale's school crest, while the other side has a very attractive F. Earl Christy drawn football wearing the Yale Y.  These mugs are rarely found with their matching lid counterparts, which this one has retained, and which is connected to the stein by a football player decorated metal hinge.  The stein is marked Maddocks on its base, and the lid has one chip present, as well as a repaired break where the hinge connects to the lid.  Despite these flaws, this is still a very attractive early piece of Yale memorabilia.
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Circa 1940's Michigan State University Football Shaped Music Box.  The football is made of a celluloid or bakelite material, and measures 4.25 inches long.  It has a wind up apparatus, that, when wound, plays MSU's fight song.  The music box is in fine working order, and is a neat piece of Michigan State memorabilia.
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Presented here is an outstanding Football fob made from coal awarded by the Pottsville Maroons Football team in 1928 to their great running back Tony Latone. Tony Latone grew up in the coal mining region, and started working in the coal mines at the age of 11 as a "breaker boy". Tony's brute strength and tough running style was forged in the coal mines by pushing huge carts of coal up and out of the mines. Latone was one of the most feared running backs in the NFL during the 1920's and he lead the Maroons to a championship in 1925; a title that was later controversially revoked due to a scheduling violation. This beautiful award is a great piece of football history, with ties to one of the early stars of
the NFL.  The fob also comes with a photocopy of a letter from another Pottsville player that mentions the team being given these awards.  Beautiful piece of NFL history.    SOLD





Superb Turn of the Century 1900 Copyrighted Ivy League Football Lithographic Fan.  This beautiful football relic measures a little over 18 inches wide when opened, by 10.5 inches tall.  The fan features a lithographic football scene complete with football players in laceup vests and quilted pants, and several players sporting noseguards.  Above the football scene are fish-tailed pennants for the Ivy League colleges including Princeton, Columbia, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, and Penn.  The fan features a 1900 copyright date in the lower right corner with the maker Campbell, Metzger, & Jacobson noted as well.  These victorian style fans are very fragile, and rarely survive in such outstanding condition as this one has.  Overall the condition is outstanding, with only very minor flaws noticeable including a small amount of paper loss at the lower right interior area, and slightly paper splitting at the top Columbia pennant area.  Despite these slight flaws, these fans are very scarce, and this one is likely the finest example extant.  This fan will be shipped in a large and deep riker box for added protection.  Beautiful early football piece.
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Circa 1910 "The Gregg Football Game - University Model" Football Board Game.  The box has a beautiful lithographic football scene on its front.  The box is in beautiful condition, and features no date information.  The box measures 9 inches tall by 4 inches wide.  The interior of the box contains 2 game boards, and 2 game pieces (I am not sure how many pieces were supposed to come with the game, but I am assuming some are missing).  Great early game with a fantastic football illustration.
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Circa 1880's CHYP Inter-Collegiate Mixture Tobacco Tin with baseball, football, rowing, and tennis decoration.  CHYP, stands for Cornell, Harvard, Yale and Princeton.  The tin measures 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 inches, and has dings, scratches, and litho loss. - Sold.

Turn of the Century Penn vs. Princeton Football Themed Pencil Box - Sold.


Attractive 1910 Randolph-Macon College Football Girl Framed Print.  This attractive print resides in its original frame, which measures 24 by 15.5 inches.  The print features a young female clad in a Randolph-Macon turtleneck sweater carrying a melon-shaped football underarm.  Also on the print is a ribboned Randolph-Macon school seal.  The print features the signature of Marguerite Beaman Neale, with the date 1910.  Beautiful early Randolph Macon football display.
INV#0887
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1893 University of Pennsylvania Color Lithograph entitled "A Touchdown for Pennsylvania.  This framed lithograph features vibrant colors, showing a young child in Penn colors, resting upon a huge melon shaped football.  The lithograph resides in a high quality professional modern frame with double matting in Penn's colors.  The frame measures 17.75 inches square.  Although hidden by the matting, the other example of this lithograph I have found in University of Pennsylvania's archives has a November 5 1893 copyright date and was produced by the Philadelphia Inquirer.  Beautiful early University of Pennsylvania football display.
INV#0889
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Beautiful 1911 Very Large Columbia University Framed Football Print.  This attractive Columbia display is framed in a high quality modern frame with double matting, with the dimensions 31 inches tall by 16 inches wide.  The print features a girl wearing Columbia blue, in the center of an early style melon football, with a Columbia pennant waving from a cane above the football.  The print features the signature of Frank J. Murck, and has a 1911 copyright date.  Framed below the print is a Columbia pennant silk.  Just a beautiful early Columbia University display.
INV#0881
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1905 Maddocks Sons Company Yale University Pennant Graphic Football Shaped Stein.  One side of the stein has an a large colorful Yale pennant while the other side has a Yale school crest.  The stein is marked Maddocks on its base, and there are no noticeable flaws on the stein.
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1910 Dated Paul Testi  Galvano Casting Football Player Statue.  The statue measures just a hair under 9 inches tall by 8.5 inches wide.  Testi created these beautiful galvano statues, as well as baseball statues, by casting a statue in plaster, then electroplating them with copper, then applying a patina.  The copper electroplating gives the statue a bronze look.  There is incredible detail in this statue, down to the laces and seams on the early style melon football the player is carrying and the studs on his flattop style leather helmet.  The player is sporting a fabulously details early uniform with sewn on leather shoulder and elbow pads, reeded football pants, and shin guards.  The statue does have damage and repairs to the left ankle and foot area, and some minor areas of loss of the patina.  These beautiful early Testi statues don't come to market often, and this one offers an affordable example of a beautiful early piece of sports sculpture.
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Spectacular and Huge Presentation Sports Themed United States Naval Academy Letterman Blanket made by O'Shea Knitting Mills.  This blanket originates from the estate of William Richardson, who played football for Navy from 1906 to 1909, then later coached both the football and crew teams from 1915 to 1916, 1919 to 1921, then again from 1926 to 1927.  According to Who's Who in American Sports, Richardson also played basketball, lacrosse, and was a member of the wrestling team while in Annapolis (I will include a copy of this article with the blanket).  This massive blanket measures 68 by 74 inches, and features an O'Shea Knitting Mills tag on its reverse.  The blanket features a large Navy N at its center, flanked by 2 stars which I am told denotes an athlete whom has defeated Army twice.  The blanket features 7 beautiful chenille Navy Athlete depictions including a punting football player, a Navy rower, a lacrosse player, a basketball player, a rifle team member, a boxer, and a pair of wrestlers.  The blanket also features 2 chenille Navy Goat mascots, and features a Richardson's name in script embroidery at the lower right corner.  With the blanket, I am including an original page out of a Naval Academy yearbook that shows Richardson, and details his athletic prowess at the Naval Academy.   This is just a fantastic early piece of United States Naval Academy sports memorabilia, that undoubtedly would make a great addition to any collection.
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Very Large 1908 U.S.S Mississippi Naval Football Team Photographic Pinback.   This beauty measures just over 6.5 inches wide, and 4.5 inches tall.  While I call it a pinback, this piece has 4 metal clasps on back rather than a pin.  Oversized photographic pinbacks are very rare, and this is a beauty.  This tough looking Navy football team features turtleneck sweaters with sewn on shoulder pads.  Great early team photo on a very rare medium.
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Circa 1900 to 1910 Carlisle Indians John Wanamaker's "The New Kind of Store" Advertising Pinback.  I have seen another of these Wanamaker's pins for the University of Pennsylvania, and these were likely either sold or given away at, or leading up to a big game between Penn and Carlisle at Franklin Field.  The pin measures 1.25 inches in diameter, and features bright red and yellow colors.  The pin also retains its original Bastain paper label on its reverse.  A very rare Carlisle Indians pin that likely dates to the Jim Thorpe era at Carlisle.
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1916 Dated Norwich University Football Player Pennant with embroidered score of a Norwich University versus University of Vermont football game.  This pennant measures 32 inches long without its tassels, and does have its share of small mothholes.  Despite these flaws, the pennant has bright colors, and a fabulous stitched on football player graphic.
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1906 Northwestern University versus Milwaukee Medical College (Milwaukee Medics) Football Broadside.  The Milwaukee Medical College is now known as the Medical College of Wisconsin.  This attractive broadside features bold colors and measures 14 by 11 inches.  This broadside was recently discovered in storage in an old hardware store that was in operation from around 1900 to the 1940's, and shuttered since.  The broadside shows some tack marks and age as well as some white areas of discoloration, but would look fabulous framed. 
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1905 Northwestern University versus Milwaukee Medical College (Milwaukee Medics) Thanksgiving day Football Broadside.  The Milwaukee Medical College is now known as the Medical College of Wisconsin.  This attractive broadside features bold colors and measures 14 by 11 inches.  Northwestern would beat the Medics 6-0 (a printout from a December 1st 1905 newspaper sports pages is included with the broadside, which shows this score).  This broadside was recently discovered in storage in an old hardware store that was in operation from around 1900 to the 1940's, and shuttered since.  The broadside shows some tack marks and age, but is in excellent condition, and would look fabulous framed. 
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1906 Northwestern University versus Carrol College Football Broadside.  This attractive broadside features bold colors and measures 14 by 11 inches.  This broadside was recently discovered in storage in an old hardware store that was in operation from around 1900 to the 1940's, and shuttered since.  The broadside shows some age with a corner chip on the lower right corner, but is in nice condition, and would look fabulous framed.  A fabulous find for a Northwestern or Carrol alum.
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Circa 1920's Beautiful Very Heavy Cast Metal Football Tackle Scene Statue.  The statue features football carrier being tackled by an opposing player, both of which are sporting dog ear style football helmets.  The statue measures 9 inches wide by 6 inches tall, and is mounted atop a marble decorated light metal base.  The statue is unmarked, but on the bottom of the base is a gold foil tag that reads Hall and Martin Art Shop of Davenport Iowa.  Just a fantastic looking antique football figural piece.
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Very Large 1930's Storefront Football Themed Advertising Sign.  This substantial sign measures 40 inches tall by 30 inches wide.  It features a football player wearing a wing front style leather helmet, being carried off the field by a group of well dressed fans, some of which are yelling into megaphones or waving pennants.  The sign is advertising for Champ hats.  The top of the sign is die cut, and atop the sign is a banner which reads: The Winner Champ Hats, Style Makes the Champ.  The back of the sign has a paper label which shows how the sign would have been displayed at the store, with hats displayed in front of the sign.  The sign exhibits vibrant colors, but there are a few small condition flaws, with some chipping at its corners, a repaired crack near the S on the banner, and a small gouge in the white stripe of the players right sock.  These small flaws do not detract from the beauty of the 1930's Football themed sign, and it would look great framed and hanging with any football or advertising collection. 
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1895 Mcloughlin Brothers Yale Princeton Football Board Game with Beautiful Chromolithographic graphics.  The cover of the lid features a great football scene with players sporting Yale blue and Princeton orange and black under moleskin vests.  The cover also features a child in 19th century football garb toting a bulbous melon football.  The interior of the game also features numerous football scenes wrapping around the area of game play.  The game includes its 2 original spinners (with Yale and Princeton pennants shown), and 7 game play pieces.  The lid has some minor damage to its apron, with an area of the lower right corner of the apron missing.  The bottom of the box also features heavy foxing/staining.  Despite these flaws, the game is still a very attractive example with beautiful graphics.
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1905 Maddocks Sons Company Yale University F. Earl Christy Football Graphic Football Shaped Stein.  One side of the stein has Yale's school crest, while the other side has a very attractive F. Earl Christy drawn football wearing the Yale Y.  The stein is marked Maddocks on its base, and the stein is unfortunately missing its handle.  An affordable example of this desirable F. Earl Christy stein.
No Longer Available.


Victorian Era Circa 1890's Yale University Football Player Bisque Doll.  This attractive bisque doll measures 4.5 inches tall, and features a metal pin in his right foot for attachment to some type of victorian display.  The doll has had its arms restrung, which are poseable.  The player is sporting an attractive turtleneck style football sweater and toting a blunt ended melon style football.  This doll was discovered in an attic within a small wooden box which contained a baseball player, a Princeton football player, a Yale football player, and a boxer.  It is a mystery as to what the pin in their feet were for.  Some theories are that they were part of a music box, or part of some type of victorian game, or perhaps the pin just allowed them to be displayed in some type of victorian era stand.  The doll does exhibit some condition issues including mild discoloration and some mild damage to the feet.  I have been unable to find another example of this well crafted bisque doll, and it will undoubtedly make an excellent condition to any football, Yale, or bisque doll collection.
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Circa 1930's "Varsity 66" Figural Fountain Pen Ink Bottle.  This attractive vintage piece features a composition leather helmet wearing players head, with cork bottom resting in a blue ink tinted ink well in the shape of the players chest.  The inkwell retains its original "Varsity 66" label, and is in excellent condition.
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Spectacular 1916 dated and M. W. Pratt signed Football Bronze Statue.  This stunning statue is measures 12.5 inches tall by 11 inches wide, and measures a very heavy 9 lbs 13.5 ounces.  The base measures 5 by 7 inches, and features the artist mark "M. W. Pratt 1916", and has a Roman Bronze Works NY mark on its side.  The statue is impeccable crafted, with a very detailed football runningback, complete with a leather raincap style football helmet, stacked leather cleats, and toting a football.  The Roman Bronze Works of New York was one of the leading bronze foundries in the United States, and was a subcontractor for Tiffany's.  The Roman Bronze Works was home to many renowned sculptors including Fredric Remington and Bela Pratt.  Also, the Roman Bronze Works produced the original Heisman trophy.  I have been unable to identify M.W. Pratt's full name, but he was undoubtedly a very skilled sculptor, and possibly a relative of Bela Pratt.  This is the most attractive early football bronze I have handled, and would be a highlight of any collection.
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1905 Maddocks Sons Company Cornell University Rowing Graphic Football Shaped Stein.  One side of the stein has an advertisement for James Hay of Chicago.  The other side has a very attractive F. Earl Christy drawn rower wearing what I expect to be Cornell University Crew attire.  The stein is marked Maddocks on its base, and there are no noticeable flaws on the stein.
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1923 Chicago Bears Player Contract Signed by Player and First Bears Quarterback Walter Irving Pearce, Coach/Owner George Halas, and fellow player and co-owner Edward Sternaman.  Pearce, also known as "Pard" Pearce, played for the Decatur Staleys in 1920, the Chicago Bears in 1921 and 1922.  He didn't play in 1923 for some reason, but played for the Kenosha Maroons in 1924 and the Providence Steam Rollers in 1925.  Pearce grew up in Providence, Rhode Island and attended the University of Pennsylvania.  Walter Pearce has the honor of being the first Quarterback in the history of the Chicago Bears.  The contract is in nice condition, but the Pearce and Sternaman signatures are a little light.  A fantastic piece of ephemera from the early days of the Chicago Bears football franchise.
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Killer Set of F Earl Christy Maddocks University of Pittsburgh Football Themed Pitcher and 5 Steins.  Each of the 5 steins and pitcher has a football player graphic on one side, and a Pittsburgh pennant on the opposite.  The pitcher, which is extremely rare in any condition, does have a repaired crack to its base.  Four of the steins are in beautiful condition, while one has a small chip at its base, and some mild color loss on the handle.  This is the first I have encountered a Pitt Maddocks piece (let alone a set), and the football player graphic is the same as used on Princeton F. Earl Christy memorabilia.  Despite the pitcher's flaw, this set displays beautifully.
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Circa 1910 University of Minnesota Framed Beautiful Bulldog Themed Embroidered Pillowcase.  This attractive Minnesota piece features printed on graphics with attractive embroidered embellishments.  This pillowcase is housed behind glass in a period frame, with modern archival backing, that measures 22 by 17.5 inches.  The pillowcase features a bulldog mascot with meerschaum pipe in his mouth, standing in front of a large Minnesota flag, with his paw on a large bulbous melon football.  There is also embroidered text reading: Who Will Smoke my Meerschaum Pipe; a popular refrain at the turn of the century.  This beautiful graphic piece would be a beautiful addition to any University of Minnesota themed collection.
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