1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back Football Cards

In 1926, the Shotwell Candy Company produced "Red Grange" candy bars. Packaged with each candy bar was a card of Grange. There were two series of cards: a 12-card series with ads on the back, and a 24-card series with blank backs. Some of the images appeared in both series. The ad-backed series is shown here; all of the cards have the same back. You can see a Red Grange candy bar wrapper on the Legendary Auctions web site and an empty display box on the Heritage Auctions web site.

A big thanks to my friends at MSG Sports Cards for the card images.

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back Getting Under Way 1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back 1 Getting Under Way Grange co-founded the first American Football League in 1926. It lasted just one year.
Red Grange quarterback Illinois College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963
1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back A Forward Pass 1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back 2 A Forward Pass
Red Grange quarterback Illinois College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963
1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back The Start of One of Those Famous 50-yd. Runs 1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back 3 The Start of One of Those Famous 50-yd. Runs
Red Grange quarterback Illinois College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963
1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back Passing It Along 1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back 4 Passing It Along
Red Grange quarterback Illinois College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963
1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back Picking a High One 1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back 5 Picking a High One
Red Grange quarterback Illinois College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963
1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back 1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back 6 'Red' and His Famous Coonskin Coat
Red Grange quarterback Illinois College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963
1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back America 1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back 7 America's Most Famous Ice Man
Red Grange quarterback Illinois College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963
1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back The Famous Smile 1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back 8 The Famous Smile
Red Grange quarterback Illinois College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963
1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back Illinois Famous Half Back 1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back 9 Illinois Famous Half Back
Red Grange quarterback Illinois College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963
1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back The Kick That Put It Over 1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back 10 The Kick That Put It Over
Red Grange quarterback Illinois College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963
1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back On the Run 1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back 11 On the Run
Red Grange quarterback Illinois College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963
1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back Harold E. 1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back 12 Harold E. 'Red' Grange Himself
Red Grange quarterback Illinois College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963