Diamond Match football...a collectible link to the early days of the NFL

For vintage football collectors, very little mainstream material exists from the early days of the NFL.  Prior to 1948, the only card issue that was relatively widely distributed is the 1935 National Chicle set. The 36 cards in this beautiful set only wet the appetite of the vintage collector.  Luckily other early NFL collectibles exist.  The Diamond Match Company produced matchbooks depicting college and professional players from 1933 to 1938; hundreds of players were featured.  Matchcovers are an excellent collecting option that range from attainable to incredibly rare.    We have a number of collectors that contact us who are working on team sets, HOF examples, and player examples.  Please view our current selection of covers and complete books using either the search function ( by player, team, year...use the phrase "match" in your search) or simply browse using the 1933-1938 Diamond Match tab in the left column.  We have another couple hundred covers that were recently acquired that will be added over the next few months.  Please feel free to contact us if a cover that you are looking for is not listed...we might have it.

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