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The Vikings repulsed

Posted in arizona, football, sports with tags , , on December 7, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

The Arizona Cardinals expelled the Minnesota Norgwegian Invaders last night, as our bigs throttled Jared Allen and the rest of the vaunted Vikes pass rush.  Warner carved up the Viking’s clearly confused secondary and Brett Favre was harried on nearly every play, uncharacteristically underachieving on third down conversions.  

Really, it’s just an excuse to post this rad Vikings button from their inaugural season.  I forget from whence I grabbed that image, sorry.


Pistol Pete (1968)

Posted in basketball, Sixties, sports on January 28, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Pistol Pete Maravich rocking the vertical arch LSU basketball jersey, short shorts, gray socks, and low tops. Someday I will own a version jersey.

Wampum High School basketball uniform (1957)

Posted in basketball, Fifties, high school, sports, uniforms on December 23, 2008 by All Conference Vintage

” Wampum High-school team member during “handicap” practice session, wearing weighted smocks, golashes, gloves, glasses which partially obstruct vision, all intended to improve their game.” from Life Magazine, December 1957
Dig the striped side piping on those shorty short shorts!

sold on eBay- vintage 1960s US Marine Corps durene football jersey

Posted in football, Sixties, sold on ebay, sports on December 23, 2008 by All Conference Vintage

I love when my eBay items go to people who appreciate them for nostalgic personal reasons!

Winning bidder, Tim, shares this story:

“My dad was the Commissary Officer there in the late 60s/early 70s, and my aunt and uncle worked at the base in the late 50s and 60s. I think the team was just a semi-pro type team that played other bases. There were several Army and Air Force bases within 100 miles. There was a field right by the front gate of the base. You may not have had to actually enter the base to get into the stands. They also had other events there too. I’m almost 53 and most of this happened while I was quite young, but I grew up in Barstow and now that I’m older I’ve been collecting relics from the past. I had honestly forgotten about all of that until seeing this jersey. I’ve got a couple of jerseys/warmups from the High School, but had never seen anything from the base like this. I think they also had a basketball team, as I remember playing at the base when I was in Jr High, and there were Marines playing a game after us that had uniforms. Wow… alot of memories!”
*The stencil on the back reads, “Special Services MCSC Barstow”

Award Jackets and Matching Caps from the Sears Catalog (1980)

Posted in Eighties, sports on December 17, 2008 by All Conference Vintage

(click on image to embiggen and begin drooling)

Indian Motorcycles racing jersey (1948)

Posted in Forties, sports on December 17, 2008 by All Conference Vintage

Floyd Emde models a great Indian motorcycle racing jersey after winning the 200 mile race at Daytona Beach Motorcycle races. (1948)

and an awesome home movie from one year later.

Art Somers, Chicago Black Hawks (1930)

Posted in sports, Thirties on December 16, 2008 by All Conference Vintage

from the Library of Congress’s American Memory image collection of the Chicago Daily News’ photos.