Sports Photos From Days (Years) Gone By

Old Sport Pictures…Absolute Classics!

Dick Butkus stands over Chuck Hughes after he collapses on field during a game.

He died of a heart attack; the only player to die in a NFL game.

This is a very rare photo as the league suppressed images of this event .

Aftermath of 1960 NFL Championship game

Eagles meeting with Packers was an NFL turning point.

Gayle Sayers and Mike Ditka

Ray Nitschke and Willie Davis; one of the most famous football photos ever.

Dick Butkus: Bleep you! That’s a bull---- call!!!

41 year old rookie, Satchel Paige

Chuck Bednarik at Penn

Bronko Nagurski

Paul Hornung stopped by Ordell Beaase, Fred Miller, Lou Michaels. Ken Bowman #57 Taylor’s face in background.

Ben Davidson nails Joe Namath

Joe Namath

Mike Ditka

Iron Mike



“The Babe”… George Herman Ruth – New York Yankees

The Babe with Shoeless Joe Jackson

Babe Ruth and Shoeless Joe

Babe. Visiting the Carpenter family in Scranton

The Babe with Lou Gehrig ( if it wasn’t for his disease he would have had all the baseball records )

Ted Williams last player to have 400+ Batting aver with The Babe (Bambino)

Lou Gehrig 1st baseman New York Yankees

George Halas and the 1935 Bears

George Halas future owner of the Chicago Bears

Packers offensive firepower : Paul Horning, Jim Taylor, Bart Starr with Coach. Vince Lombardi

Colorized photo of Red Grange

Red Grange Colorized

Eddie Lebaron sets to throw with Andy Robustelli in pursuit. Nice facemask Eddie!


Jon Arnett, USC 1955

USC player Jon Arnett (1955)

The Mick

Micky Mantle

Other than Danny Abramowicz, these guys look out of place – Gary Cuozzo, Paul Hornung, Jim Taylor, John Gilliam.

Al Hirt in the background; obviously in New Orleans (Tulane Stadium - 1967)

1939 Frank Sinatra seeks autograph from Lou Gehrig

Lee Roy Jordan – Dallas Cowboys

Norm Van Brocklin. Nice throwing mechanics!?!


Ted Kluzewski aka Klu - Cincinnati Reds – not that anyone else would wear that shirt.

My brothers favorite NFL team the Raiders QB legacy : George Blanda, Kenny Stabler, Jim Plunkett, Darryl Lamonica

Merlin Olsen (Lil House on the Prairie) and Lamar Lundy (LA RAMS) about to pound #17 Billy Kilmer?

Jackie Robinson stealing home in Game 1 of 1955 World series NY Yanks vs Brooklyn Dodgers win in 7 games

Muhammad Ali and Wilt – my bet is on Ali

Paul Derringer, Ernie Lombardi, Bucky Walters 1940 with Cincinnati Reds

John Henry Johnson of the Pittsburgh Steelers eludes Fred Miller

I thought all of “youse” guys would like to see pictures of the greats of yesteryear.

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Awesome pics and great memories of a bygone era! A lot great stuff here to reflect on if your a sports fan!

Did not know about the factoid of Chuck Hughes dying of a heart attack in a game. Fascinating!

Another fact that seldom gets mentioned about Ted Williams is that he was Glen’s wingman as a fighter pilot in WWII.