MSB Sports Cards at the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention

For the fourth consecutive year, MSB Sports Cards will be buying, selling, and trading at the National Sports Collectors Convention (this year held in Chicago).  We will be occupying booths 401P and 403P.  If you are at the show stop by and say hello, if you can't make it we will be open for business as usual and filling orders through the website. 

 

The 1935 National Chicle football set

Much has been written about what is arguably the most classic of the vintage football sets.  In 1935 the National Chicle Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, produced a 36 card set of football players.  It was the first 20th century set that was devoted exclusively to football players as well as being widely distributed.  The set is full of stars including the most iconic card in the football hobby, Bronko Nagurski.  Check out our selection of National Chicle football cards ranging from collector grade to graded 9's.  

Stars of the Diamond: 1909 -1911 E254 Colgan's Chips

In 1909 the Colgan's Gum Company in Louisville, Kentucky began producing what would end two years later as a 289 card set containing 226 different players.  Colgan's were continuously updated during those two years as at least several print runs were done to correct errors, change font style and orientation, as well as document team changes. As a result there are multiple levels of rarity within the set with some cards being very common and others being extremely rare ( and the rest falling somewhere in between).

Welcome to MSB Sports Cards new website!

Welcome to MSB Sports Cards new website. For almost three years we have attempted to make available some of rarest and most desirable sports items in the hobby. With 70 years of collective hobby experience we have forged a business model with the collector in mind. The model is simple, stay true to our collector roots, share information/research about the products we sell, and continue to provide fairly priced items to our customers.

Vintage & Antique Collectible Football Books and Publication selection at MSB Sports Cards

There is no better way to gain an understanding for the strategy, design, and feel of the early game of football than to read period accounts and information.  Over the last year MSB has acquired a number of collections of vintage football books authored by the likes of Walter Camp, Harry March, and other famous pioneers of the game.  Many of these books are rare first editions.  Also in these collections were groupings of early Spalding Football guides and programs.  These items can be searched using the "Books and Other Publications" link and/or the "Football Programs & Tickets".  Tha

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