Reed, our Director of Purchasing, recently acquired over 60 cards from the legendary 1935 National Chicle Football set. Considered the top vintage set in football, collectors have long considered completing this 36 card set as a lifelong pursuit. The set is so tough to put together that only seven collectors have a complete set in the PSA Set Registry.
What is most impressive about this find is not so much the quantity of cards in the collection, but the spectacular condition of some of these gems. Fourteen of the cards were graded by PSA or SGC as NM-MT or better, including six graded SGC 96, all of which are considered the finest known examples of each card! While this collection did not include the highly coveted Bronko Nagurski (referred to as the Honus Wagner of football cards), it did have other HOFs such as Ken Strong, Clark Hinkle, Turk Edwards, Dutch Clark, and Knute Rockne.
While we sold quite a few of these cards at the National earlier this month, there are quite a few gems available on the Graded Vintage Football Singles page. Graded Vintage is our fastest growing category at Dave & Adam’s, and deals like the National Chicle football collection proves we will become a major player in this industry.