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Football Autographs

One of America's most popular sports, football and its monumental athletes are gaining increasing popularity around the globe. From the greats of football's earliest days to the modern National Football League (NFL), football player autographs are always in demand among fans of the sport.

American football is the grandchild of rugby. It emerged as its own sport during the 1800s, primarily from a dispute over rugby game regulations. Walter Camp, considered by most as the founder of the American football tradition, was the first to codify the rules of the new game, thereby encouraging new teams to form. Over the remainder of the 19th century, football grew in popularity across American college campuses and, by century's end, the first professional teams were established.

The NFL was formed in 1922. This new governing body, alongside new regulations instilled the decade following, marked the dawn of American football as it is known today. Soon after, the sport rapidly evolved into a cultural presence. With the popularity of American football currently at an all-time high, purchasing famous football player autographs is a smart investment for collectors.


Quick Facts

  • The first NFL game played in an international location occurred in 1976 when the Cardinals played the Chargers in Tokyo, Japan
  • The first professional football contract dates to 1892, when William Heffelfinger agreed to a $500 fee to play one game for the Allegheny Athletic Association
  • The first NFL draft took place in 1936

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PEYTON MANNING SIGNED FULL SIZE FOOTBALL HELMET - JSA Certified
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PEYTON MANNING SIGNED FULL SIZE FOOTBALL HELMET - JSA Certified
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2019 PANINI PRIZM BARRY SANDERS FR-BS 07/10
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Est: $0- $0
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Est: $0- $0
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Est: $0- $0
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Apr 18, 8:00 PM EDT
2- QUENTIN RICHARDSON AUTOGRAPHS - In person
by Gem-Mint Auctions, LLC.
Est: $10- $100
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2020 Leaf Metal Jarren Duran Blue Crystals Rc Auto
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GALE SAYERS & WALTER PAYTON SIGNED FOOTBALL W CASE
Apr 29, 5:00 PM EDT
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2023-24 Topps Bowman U Caitlin Clark Collegiate Campaign Autograph Box Set
May 18, 6:00 PM EDT
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Apr 27, 10:00 AM EDT
ELEVEN AUTOGRAPHED PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME POSTCARDS.
by Amelia Jeffers
Est: $200- $400
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ELEVEN AUTOGRAPHED PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME POSTCARDS.
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ELEVEN AUTOGRAPHED PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME POSTCARDS.
by Amelia Jeffers
Est: $200- $400
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EIGHTEEN AUTOGRAPHED PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CARDS.
Apr 27, 10:00 AM EDT
EIGHTEEN AUTOGRAPHED PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CARDS.
by Amelia Jeffers
Est: $200- $400
$101 Bid
TWENTY AUTOGRAPHED PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CARDS.
Apr 27, 10:00 AM EDT
TWENTY AUTOGRAPHED PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CARDS.
by Amelia Jeffers
Est: $200- $400
$101 Bid
SIXTEEN AUTOGRAPHED PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CARDS.
Apr 27, 10:00 AM EDT
SIXTEEN AUTOGRAPHED PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CARDS.
by Amelia Jeffers
Est: $200- $400
$101 Bid
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Joe Montana Signed 49ers 35x43 Custom Framed Jersey Display (JSA Hologram)
Apr 23, 2:00 PM EDT
Joe Montana Signed 49ers 35x43 Custom Framed Jersey Display (JSA Hologram)
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