Today, I'll feature this item from my Steelers collection:
It's a 1971 Topps Pin-Up and was inserted into wax packs of that year's football cards. While I usually have no problem with damaged cards, the two creases you see here are found on these, as they were folded twice to fit in the packs.
I will interject that there could have been a better color choice for the card than pink. I know Topps was a company that made its money selling bubblegum, but pink has little place in football. It's like crying in baseball.
Here's the back of the Pin-Up, which has a field and instructions for a football game:
If you right-click the image, you can read the rules and see how the game was meant to be played. I have a couple of questions, though: where the rules mention that the game is played with a "Ball Marker" (as it's called in the instructions), does that mean a game piece was also included in packs...or were the players simply encouraged to use something laying around, like a penny or a piece from the Monopoly game every house seemed to have? Also, I notice that the rules don't say anything about a clock.
One thing I do know...is that the rules mention using cards to determine game play. Those cards were also included in Topps wax packs during 1971:
Happy New Year! - I decided that New Year's Day was the perfect time to feature the first card of the 1973 Topps set. That was back in 2011, and today is the first day since...
9 years ago
Hi Chris, I have seen ball marker cards on eBay that were part of the set. I think they even had 10-yard first down markers. The player game cards themselves have several double-prints.ReplyDelete