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01-16-2008, 10:11 PM
Posted By: <b>John S</b><p>A great old piece with a lot of history. My snipe did not even register. I contacted the winner shortly after the auction ended. He had additional information regarding the team and players and was gracious enough to offer his time in the future to discuss the cabinet. I am hoping to do a short write-up in the near future either for Gridiron Greats or as a post. I have also ordered a copy of "The Birthplace of Professional Football: Southwestern Pennsylvania" to assist in the process.<br /><br />Interest in vintage professional football pieces is definitely increasing. <br /><br /><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=280191252957&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=018" target="_new" rel="nofollow"><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=280191252957&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=018</a" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=280191252957&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=018</a</a>>

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01-17-2008, 11:02 AM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>Those guys look like the Mayo N302 cards.....very neat...thanks for posting. Even though I don't collect football stuff that is a great photograph...

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01-17-2008, 01:18 PM
Posted By: <b>ramram</b><p>My snipe did not register either. I about fell over when I saw the final price. I new the significance of the players but still never thought it would come close to that number. You're right, vintage football seems to be taking off.<br /><br />Rob M.

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01-17-2008, 01:29 PM
Posted By: <b>ramram</b><p>Another one that went on the same day was of the 1893 Grove City College team that was a power in the 1890's. Another healthy price as well.<br /><br /><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=160197083060&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=006" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=160197083060&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=006</a><br /><br />Rob M.

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01-17-2008, 02:38 PM
Posted By: <b>Michael Moran</b><p>A photo of an early Homestead team is also available in the book Pro Football Its Ups and Downs by Dr. Harry March - <br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1200522942.JPG">

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01-17-2008, 08:04 PM
Posted By: <b>Keith</b><p>I also bid on the two photos, and was very surprised at the final bid price on each. They were both great photos, and am glad to see vintage football stuff getting some more ebay action.

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01-18-2008, 11:16 AM
Posted By: <b>Frank Rose</b><p>FYI, the winning bidder is Dan Hitt of Beckett Magazine. He's an avid football collector.<br><br>Frank Rose<br />Moderator<br />Vintage Football Collectors Message Board<br />www.gridirongreats.net<br />Online Orders: www.helmethut.com <br />(Click Enter Store, Gridiron Greats Magazine Tab)<br />

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01-18-2008, 12:06 PM
Posted By: <b>Michael Moran</b><p>The writing on the Rare Photo Pittsburgh Homestead Pro Football Team identifies player I as Steinberg. In Pro Football Its Ups and Downs, p. 136, there is a picture of Dr. Paul Steinberg and the text says: Early in 1900 he finished Cornell with a fine record in sports, but the first we find about about him is as a football coach at Carthage, New York, and later his signing with Connie Mack as a catcher on the Athletics. He then played the notable season of 1902 with the Football Athletics, ending the year as a substitute on William Buck O'Neil's All Syracuse team which won a National Championship in Madison Square Garden, New York City, in December that year. The following season he was with the Champion Franklin team, which in its turn won a championship in the Garden. Season of 1904, he remained in Franklin and played with and coached a semi-pro team there; season of 1905 and '06 he played in Canton Ohio.