Take a jaunt with the "Galloping Ghost" and other spirits of football past, with this 1926-1971 news service photo lot of (21). Most of the images in this selection were captured at a time when the college game still reigned supreme, however the oldest photo is of Red Grange from the early days of pro ball. Likewise the most recent of these photos is of a pro with Ken Gray, a six-time pro bowl selection with the Cardinals. Between these two pro standouts are mostly enthusiastic collegians, seen in both game action and posed shots. Condition is in line with the considerable age of these photos, with a range of (80% VG to VG-EX, 20% lesser).
1926 Red Grange in action with the New York Yankees team he co-owned. This short-lived franchise was founded as a member of the first version of the American Football League in 1926 and moved to the NFL for the 1927, 1928 and 1929 seasons before folding, making this photo a rare and exciting find from the first year of a long defunct pro team;
1929 Johnny Gannon quarterback for Navy in a portrait pose;
1930 Johnny Gannon quarterback for Navy in a run pose;
1935 Bobby Grayson "Captain of All-America Team" in a split panel photo with a trophy at left;
1936 Marty Glickman longtime New York radio announcer for the Knicks, Giants and Jets. Seen in his days as a star player for Syracuse, Glickman was one of the two Jewish-American athletes replaced by African-Americans Jesse Owens and Ralph Metcalfe for the 400 meter relay race at the 1936 Munich Olympics, held under the Nazi regime;
1940 Stanford team lined up on the field in a promotional shot for the Rose Bowl;
1971 Ken Gray; head shot ran with an article regarding his lawsuit against the St. Louis Cardinals for the alleged use of dangerous and illegal drugs on him without his consent