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

Happy 3rd Birthday MSB Sports Cards!

It's hard to believe that Andy and I have been operating as MSB for the last three years...time has just blown by.  To date it has been a very successful venture for us, both as collectors and as dealers.  I think what has allowed us to be so successful is that we always attempt to approach what we do with the perspective of a collector first.  While we are definitely vintage football enthusiasts, both Andy and I have great interest in pre-war baseball cards which is why we will always attempt to have a decent, buffet-style selection of pre-war issues.  We have made some big purchases in th

Get your vintage football programs and tickets here!

There is no better way to get a feel for the games of yesterday than to own an item that was clenched in the fist of a rabid fan or in the pocket of an attendee.  Programs and tickets were part of the event; and the information, photos, and period ads help us to relive or at least get a feel for the moment.

Football season never ends at MSB Sports Cards...over 300 new items added!

First we would like to thank all our new customers (and of course those of you that have been with us since day one nearly three years ago) for their business since the inception of msbsportscards.com last October.  We continue to add inventory including 300 new items, many rare and unique.  The vintage football hobby is thriving, some say taking off right in our midst, and many incredible items seem to be surfacing every day.  Please view our selection of early NFL and college programs and tickets, football matchbooks, Packers Walkers Cleaners, a complete set of 1926 Red Grange Shotwell ad

1950 Topps Felt Back Football Cards

In 1950 Topps was a fledgling gum company struggling for market share with companies like Leaf and Bowman.  Within five years they would be the undisputed king.  Although likely produced in 1949, Topps produced a 125 card (100 total players) set of college players that today are generally referred to by most collectors as 1950 Felt Back.  The cards were made around the same size as the gum pieces that Topps produced, a little smaller than an inch by and an inch and a half.  On the front of the cards is a black and white photo on a color background.  The reverses are felt lined and show the

Eat your Wheaties!

During the depression era and to this day Wheaties Cereal Brand has used various on-box promotions to attract customers. From 1935 to 1937, Wheaties pictured some of the biggest names in college and professional (NFL) football on their boxes. 50 panels in all were produced during that time, with all being somewhat rare and a number of them exceedingly so. Stars like Nagurski, Hutson, Grange, Nevers, Friedman, and Herber all made appearances. Many of the players pictured were never issued on another product. The set is especially popular with college collectors.

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