Valuable football card collection heads to Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A high-grade collection of over 300,000 football cards worth millions will go on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in northeast Ohio in mid-July.

The Repository newspaper reports ( ) the collection, which features the rookie cards of every enshrined member in the top grade available, was assembled by Dan Hunt and art consultant Robert Casterline.

Hunt, the president of Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas, is the son of one of pro football’s pioneering architects — Lamar Hunt.

Among the highlights of the collection is a card from the 1800s depicting Yale University’s Henry Beecher, the first person to appear on a football card.

The cards will be on display at the Hall of Fame in Canton for six months to a year.


Information from: The Repository,

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