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1910’s Leather Football Wrist Strap in Original Box

ITEM 1:  Here we are offering one of the more unusual pieces of antique football equipment. This is a leather wrist band in it's original box that dates from the 1910's. The maker is Wear-Well, The Machin-Bier Company out of New York. This vintage football wrist band is made of supple black leather with a double-buckle design to provide a snug fit. It remains in the original box and appears to have never been used. An exceptional item for all vintage football collections. SOLD

Vintage Football Shoes by KenWel - Stacked Leather Cleats

ITEM 2: Offered here is an extremely rare pair of vintage football shoes made by the KenWel Sporting Goods Company out of Utica, NY. They are of the stacked leather cleat variety. Meaning each individual "cleat" is made by stacking a smaller piece of leather on top of the one below, and then nailing them together. A close look at the above image might help explain the design. Prior to this innovation the football shoe had no cleats. The vintage stacked leather football cleats are very popular among antique football collectors. Perhaps because they just look tough and rugged to match the personality of gridiron men from this era. This particular pair is of the highest quality and has an ideal vintage look. The condition is solid EX-MT and they will look awesome in your antique football collection! Price $375

1910's Vintage Football Pants

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ITEM 3: Here we are offering a fantastic pair of 1910’s Slat Front Football Pants. This exceptional pair of vintage football pants comes in an unusual, olive-brown, almost Army green color. They are of the highest quality and remain in exceptional EX-MT condition with the original lace intact. They are very clean and make for an awesome display among other vintage football equipment and memorabilia. SOLD

1920's Antique Football Pants

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ITEM 4:  Offered here is an outstanding representation of early 1920's Vintage Football Pants with adjustable hips pads. The leather patches on the top and bottom of each thigh have two positions which allows the player to adjust his hip pads to either a higher or lower position on each thigh. Made by the Carlisle Hardware Company, athletic equipment out of Springfield Massachusetts. They are marked as a size 34 and remain in solid, excellent condition. These unusual football pants are a light khaki color and show a nice amount of use on the gridiron. A superb pair of antique football pants that are worthy of any vintage football collection! SOLD





1910 Spalding Football Shoulder Pads w/ Collar Bone Protector

ITEM 5: Here we have one of the more unusual antique football offerings. This very scarce item is not your typical pair of vintage football shoulder pads. In fact, as described in the 1910 Spalding catalog, they are identified as model No. YF and referred to as the "Combined Shoulder Pads and Collar Bone Protector." These very high quality pads are constructed of very thick compressed wool felt to protect the collar bone area and thick sole leather cups around the shoulders. The Spalding logo is stamped into the leather lightly. A very unusual and novel vintage football collectible! Price $450

1910’s Antique Football Shoulder Pads made by Rawlings

ITEM 6: Here we are offering an incredibly clean pair of antique football shoulder pads that date from the 1910's. This wonderful piece of vintage football gear was made by the Rawlings Sporting Goods Company located in St. Louis, Missouri. The Rawlings logo, along with the model C3, is boldly marked onto the front of the leather pads. This fine pair of vintage leather football shoulder pads remains in outstanding NR-MT to MINT condition! With all of the original straps and laces intact it is a solid representation of football shoulder pads from this era, and a great addition to your vintage football collection! Price $400





1920's Antique Football Shoes - Spalding

ITEM 7: Here we are offering a scarce pair of 1920's Spalding Football Shoes which represent the first generation of football shoes with molded rubber cleats. These fine antique football shoes are made of black, supple leather with the inside of each shoe's tongue having the Spalding cloth patch sewn on to it. These shoes are of very high quality and remain in solid EX-MT condition. A novel addition to any vintage football memorabilia collection! Price $225

1920-30's Football Pants with Leather Knee Pads

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ITEM 8: Offered here is a wonderful pair of 1920-30's High Waist Football Pants with exterior, leather knee pads. They are of good size with approximately a 30 inch waist which also includes an attached belt-like closure. The kneepads are a chocolate brown color which contrast nicely against the light colored khaki pants. They are a high quality example with excellent eye appeal. A great looking pair of antique football pants that will fit nicely into your vintage football collection! The condition is EX-MT. SOLD





1930’s University of Alabama Crimson Tide Football in Box

ITEM 9: Offered here is a wonderful 1930’s University of Alabama coach Frank Thomas, endorsed football with original picture box. The manufacturer of the football is unknown, which is odd because of the high quality football and ornate box. This fine vintage football is entitled “The Crimson Tide Football” as indicted on the box which shows three images of Frank Thomas, the coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide Football Team. The box reads, "The Crimson Tide Football - Endorsed by Frank Thomas - Head Football Coach of the University of Alabama.... The Crimson Tide football teams have played in the California Rose Bowl six times in the last nine years - won five and tied one..." A must have item for the Alabama Crimson Tide collector!collector or vintage football collgreat looking pair of antique football pants that will fit nicely into your vintage football collection! The condition is EX-MT. Price $400

Extremely Rare 1936 Spalding “Ghost Ball” Model H5-VB Football - yellow leather with black stripes

ITEM 10: Offered here is an Extremely Rare 1936 Spalding “Ghost Ball” Model J5-V Football. The above image showing the ad for this football was taken from a 1936 Spalding Fall - Winter Sporting Goods Catalog. This is the first Spalding "Ghost Ball" that we have encounterd. The Ghost ball was also offered in 1937, 1938 and 1939. The Spalding logo and model number are light but very disernable. The leather is soft and supple and the ball holds air. A great oppoprtunity to add a true rarity to your vintage football collection! Price $650

1965 Team Signed, Princeton Trophy Football - Spalding J5-V

ITEM 11: 1965 Team Signed Princeton vs Rutgers Trophy Football. Here we have a very scarce and unusual, antique football offering. The offered vintage football is a Spalding Model J5-V game ball that has been painted to create this very attractive vintage football trophy. It has been painted with the date of 1965 and the score of Princeton 14 - Rutgers 12. Additionally, the ball was signed by more than 20 players from the Princeton Football team. A neat piece of college football history and a great looking addition to your vintage football collection! Price $350





Antique Football Shoes 1930-40’s MINT

ITEM 12: Here we are offering a great pair of 1930-40's Black Leather Football Shoes that remain in MINT condition. They are made of high quality black leather, each with it's original laces. These fine antique football shoes will nicely compliment a period uniform or look great standing alone. They will make for a great addition to any antique football collection! Price $175

Antique Football Hip Pads - Spalding

ITEM 13: Here we are offering a great pair of 1940’s Football Hip Pads made by the A Spalding & Bros. Sporting Goods Company. These fine vintage football hip pads are of the highest quality and remain in solid EX-MT condition. The padding is quilted with rigid areas of protection that are maroon in color. The original belt and strap remain intact. The condition is solid EX-MT. Price $90

1940’s MacGregor GoldSmith Football Hip Pads

ITEM 14: Here we are offering a great pair of 1940’s MacGregor GoldSmith Football Hip Pads. A rarely offered piece of vintage football equipment. This pair of early football hip pads was made by the MacGregor GoldSmith Sporting Goods Company out of Cincinnati Ohio. There is a nice MacGregor GoldSmith cloth patch that indicates the size to be a 36. The condition is solid EX-MT and they will look awesome in your antique football collection! Price $90

Turn of the Century Antique Football Nose guard dated 1914

ITEM 15: Here we have one of the more unusual antique football offerings. It is an antique football nose guard from the turn of the century that has been later decorated and dated 1914. This Turn of the Century Folk Art Football Nose Guard belonged to a man named Albert Seabright. He has carefully etched into the nose guard his name, the date of 1914and other information and decorations to include MFHS. He graduated in 1914 from the Martins Ferry high scholl located in Martins Ferry, Ohio. Mr. Seabright then went on to graduate from Ohio State University and worked as an engineer in Alaska. A very unique and interesting piece of vintage football equipment that remains in EX-MT condition with the original head strap still intact. SOLD

1910’s Antique Football Shoulder Pads made by GoldSmith

ITEM 16: Here we are offering a very clean pair of antique football shoulder pads that date from the 1910's. This wonderful piece of vintage football gear was made by the GoldSmith Sporting Goods Company located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The GoldSmith logo, along with the model No. 20, is boldly marked onto the front of the leather pads. This fine pair of leather football shoulder pads remains in beautiful EX-MT condition, with all of the original straps and laces intact. A solid representation of football shoulder pads from this era, and a great addition to your vintage football collection! SOLD

Patented 1891 Morrills Patent Football Nosemask

ITEM 17:  Here we are offering one of the more unusual, and coveted, pieces of antique football equipment. This is the Morrill's Patent Nose Mask which was designed, created and patented by John F. Morrill on September 29, 1891. The example offered here is exceptional not only in it's condition but also rarity. This vintage football noseguard remains in exceptional EX-MT to NR-MT condition. Found with the original head strap still in place, exceptionally clean and with bold markings inside and out. The markings read: “MORRILL'S PATENT NOSEMASK ” on the front and on the inside “PAT’D SEPT 29 1891." An exceptional item for all vintage football collections. SOLD

1905 Football Noseguard w/ RARE Detachable Mouthpiece

ITEM 18: Offered here is an extremely rare noseguard with a detachable mouth guard present. The noseguard carried two Patent dates. The original 1891 J.F. Morrills patent and a second of 1905 which refers to the detachable mouthpiece. This antique football relic remains in exceptional condition. Most didn't’t survive and those that did were often missing the mouth guard, or it was fixed and could not be taken in and out. This example allows for that, carries bold patent dates and is complete with the original strap. A true rarity among antique football equipment. SOLD

1949 Yale Football Sideline Cape made by Champion

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ITEM 19: This is a very rare, vintage football sideline cape from Yale University. Made by Champion sportswear company. This is a super high quality vintage sideline cape, with unusual mitten pockets for the hands. It is made of very thick wool and has the Champion cloth tag at the neck. YALE and 49 are sewn onto the back. A novel and very scarce vintage football item for for the antique football collector or Yale alum. The condition is solid EX-MT. SOLD

1900-1910 James W. Brine, Quilted and Reeded Football Pants

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ITEM 20:  Offered here is an outstanding representation of early 1900-10's Vintage Football Pants. Made by the James W. Brine Sporting Goods Company, they are one of the finest pairs that we have handled in quite awhile. These exceptional football pants are a medium brown canvas with quilted padding and reeded protection on both thighs. Exhibiting excellent use on the gridiron, they remain in solid EX-MT condition. A superb pair of antique football pants that are worthy of any vintage football collection! SOLD

 
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