Any story behind them?
Following on from the 'modern era' cards article I thought I would pick up a few 'old school' trading cards- this time in the shape of 1965 San Diego Chargers player cards - Pat Shea, Lance Alworth, Dick Westmoreland, Rick Redman, Emil Karas and Bob Petrich. I recently got into the NFL and these old cards appealed - if only as a nice keepsake.
What exactly are they?
Literally as described above - old school 1965 Topps trading cards - from the team I have decided to follow - the San Diego Chargers.
Are they Rare?
The fact they are 47 years old would suggest that over time less and less of these will be in existance however you can still find them now - and unlike the modern National Treasure type lines I have no idea how many were ever made. Given you can log online and pick these up on online stores and ebay - the answer I would say is no - they are not rare.
Will they be back?
Not the 1965 ones - but Topps make trading cards this very day!
Where can I get them now?
Vintage Trading card stockists and well known auction sites!
A nice piece of nostalgia - these won't cost you the world - and its a piece of history to keep hold of.
There is something special about these cards - they've already had a timeline of owners before they even reach you.