Vintage Football Card of the Day – 1949/1950 Topps Felt Backs #100Y Pete Zinaich

With the rekindling of my love for vintage football cards, I’ve decided to start posting a vintage football card of the day.  The card may not be worth a lot or it may be one of the most desirable cards among vintage collectors.

The inaugural card is the one that is #1 on my “want” list.  Pete Zinaich was a captain on the football team at my alma mater, West Virginia University.  This is the earliest card picturing someone who played football for the Mountaineers that I know of.  If you know of earlier ones, please let me know!

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Copies of this card are tough to come by.  I can only find one currently online for sale.  There is also a version with a brown back.  If you collect vintage, you know that availability and condition on the first and last cards of sets can present a challenge.  The Zinaich card is #100 in a 100 card set.

I hope that you enjoyed our first vintage football card of the day post.  Please check back tomorrow for another!

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