Other Early Football Items

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The 1887 Yale Football Team - Captain Harry Beecher holding the ball.

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The first football card
1888 Goodwin champtions
Harry Beecher, Yale

Bronko Nagurski was a champion wrestler as well as a Hall of Frame football star.

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Bronko was part of a coat advertising campaign along with other All Americans in 1929, including future NY Giant Chris Cagle

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The 1936 Packers got both a Wheaties premium and a beer label

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In 1928 an Italian tobacco company included cards picturing New York University players, including future Giant Ken Strong (below right)
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