About the Vintage Football Card Gallery

Welcome to the Vintage Football Card Gallery! This is one of my two sites; the other is my sales site, Nearmint's Vintage Football Cards. This site, the Gallery, is a reference site; the cards pictured here are not for sale. Some of them are from my personal collection, and most of the rest are cards that I have sold on my sales site.

You can search the gallery by set, team, player, college, and honors. Use the Categories and Searches links above to find the various searches.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I contact you?

A: The best way is to send an email to gallery@nearmintcards.com.

Q: May I use an image from the gallery?

A: Yes, but on the page where you use the image, please add a link to the gallery page where you found the image. As you can imagine, I have spent a lot of hours with my scanner--hundreds of hours, literally--and the scanner and I would like a little credit for all our hard work. For link text use something like "Image of [player's name] card courtesy of the Vintage Football Card Gallery." (If you use images from other web sites, I suggest you extend the same courtesy to the keepers of those sites.) If you'd like, send me an email and I'll visit your site and see what cool things you're up to.

Please do not copy the images in bulk without asking me first. I'm always amazed when people do this, but they do. I noticed recently that a lot of my images have been copied, without permission, to Amazon, Beckett Marketplace, and other dealers' web sites for use as stock photos. Be careful if you shop these places: make sure the card pictured is the card that's actually for sale.

(Oh, by the way, I don't use stock photos on my sales site, even for the one- and two-dollar cards. The cards you see are the cards you get.)

If you want to link to a Gallery page, please be my guest. Links are good: they help people and search engines find the site.

Q: I looked on your sales site, but you don't have the card I want to buy. Where should I look next?

A: One place to look is eBay. If you haven't tried it, check out the Gallery's Sportscard Auction Finder.

Q: Where can I find football card values?

A: I look mainly at recent eBay sales: 1) Use the Sportscard Auction Finder to find current listings for the cards you want to price. 2) Click the link that says "See recent sales for cards matching this search."

Q: Do you buy cards?

A: Yes, but I am very selective when buying cards for resale. Most card collectors are sensitive about the condition of their cards, and they desire cards that are practically flawless. Please email me if you have cards that you think I might want. Also see my Where to Sell Sports Cards page.