Monday, November 29, 2010

Dallas Texans 1962 - Hometown Signings

This is another 1962 Fleer Dallas Texans card I picked up. Once again, the posed action shot of Sherrill Headrick is classic.

The stats on the back indicate that Headrick is from TCU. So far, 3 of the 4 '62 Texans that I've put on the blog came from Texas or Louisiana colleges.

Did they get local players due to easier scouting, public relations, lack of scouting budgets, or all of the above?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Spikes! Put Two Hands on that Football

The faux action shots of this 1962 Fleer set are pretty cool. This is full-back Jack Spikes demonstrating the proper technique to have two hands on the football.

If only I had this picture to show the football team I coached this fall!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

GTSM Pricing Announced for April 2011 NJ Show

Will someone please bring Emmitt Smith back to Earth? Once again the Dancing with the Stars winner has pricing out of this world.

Full size helmet autograph: $350
HOF inscription: $175

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mel Branch 1962 Fleer Dallas Texans

My latest 1962 Fleer Dallas Texan is Mel Branch. It's another card from this fun set that looks Mel is dancing instead of playing football.

Branch was a defensive end for the Texans.

The Texans logo in the bottom right corner is pretty awesome too.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Dancing with the Dallas Texans Stars

I started a new team set this week. In addition to the '52 Dallas Texans, I'm now collecting the 1962 Fleer Dallas Texans. This is the Texans team that ended up moving to Kansas City.

I think the Fleer cards pretty hilarious. They have coloration issues, centering is always a struggle, but you an find some cheap, nice ones on eBay.

This is Paul Rochester doing his best Dancing with the Stars. Is he doing the cha-cha?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

1952 Bowman Large George Taliaferro

I've really enjoyed collecting this Bowman Large 1952 Dallas Texans set. It's been a great way to learn about the history of the league and get some great vintage cards for excellent prices.

This is my latest eBay deal - George Taliaferro, #89. The scan doesn't do this card justice. It's pretty well centered, one soft corner and a very minor crease in top left corner. Total eBay price: $8.00.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Philadelphia Spectrum Memorabilia for $25

I always find out about these things a day late!

For $25, fans could enter the Spectrum and take whatever they wanted. It sounds like an awesome deal to get stadium used items like folding chairs, signs, bar stools. My first basketball and hockey games were at the Spectrum, including my first failed autograph attempt (thanks Moses Malone).

More on the last chance for Spectrum memorabilia here.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Peter Yarrow Book Signing and Concert

Some musicians have songs that can span generations. Peter Yarrow may be unmatched in this category.

We caught up with Peter at a book store signing last month. Peter signed copies of his "Puff the Magic Dragon" book and a few others. Then treated the 100-200 people in the store to a small concert.

The audience consisted of grandparents, parents and toddlers. He entertained all of us with his song and his great sense of humor.

My boys brought a Puff CD for Peter to sign. The picture here is taken during the small concert and the video I captured from my phone.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Win the Ron Artest Championship Ring

Athletes spend their entire careers chasing them. Ron Artest will spend Christmas auctioning his ring away. . . for charity.

On December 25, Ron Artest will raffle his LA Lakers championship ring to benefit his charity, Xcel University.

To purchase raffle tickets go to: