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.
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.