1958 Topps
Bart Starr

So here goes, my first post on this new blog. After starting pooroldbaseballcards nearly three years ago, I figured it might be time for its football counterpart.

But before I get started, there's something I have to admit: I know nothing about football cards.

I mean I can't even tell you the difference between a card made by Topps, Fleer or that other company - something called Philadelphia?

I am a total novice.

Before yesterday, I owned just a handfull of football cards. I had a few dozen cards from when I was a kid and two cards I remember buying years back.

The first was a 1958 Topps Art Donovan. I bought it after seeing him on the "Tonight Show" and thinking he was hilarious. The other was a 1971 Topps Merlin Olsen. I think it was purchased shortly after watching an episode of "Little House on the Prairie."

But earlier this afternoon I made a trip to my favorite local baseball card shop and asked the owner if he had any poor old football cards.

He did.

I bought a handfull hoping to get this thing started. My favorite is this second-year Bart Starr.

I realized there are some pretty cool looking football cards that were made in the 50s, 60s and 70s.

I often wonder what I would collect if I had to start my baseball collection all over again. Here's my chance to start a new collection with football. So check back every now-and-then to see how the new project is coming along.


  1. I have a whole bunch of pooroldfootball cards. I used to collect them when I was a kid. Once, I was taking a bath, and I had all my football cards with me.(dont ask...) . and they all fell in the water.. My mom tried to salvage them, and I did keep them...

  2. I too have started a collection of poor old football cards. Your 1958 Starr is really cool. One idea if you wanted to go headfirst into it is to try to get 1 card of each player in the pro football hall of fame. You have 4 now, only like 210 to go. The nice thing is a lot of football cards are affordable compared to their baseball counterparts. Good luck on both blogs!

  3. Glad you started this blog. I've been following POBC for sometime now.