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Vintage Football Pads and Equipment



We are building a photographic collection of vintage football pads and equipment to share with you. All of these items have been sold in the auctions or retail sales of AntiqueAthlete.com, the sponsor of this website. Please browse the links below to view our vintage football pads and equipment collection.

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1890s Quilted Leather Football Shoulder Pads

the first form of shoulder protection
the first form of shoulder protection in use
Representing the first form of shoulder protection, these independent pads were designed to be sewn onto the sweater or jersey. They were offered by Spalding, Victor and other leading manufacturers during this era. Considered EXTREMELY RARE, this pair remains in outstanding EX-MT condition! Shown above is a Princeton football player. They were worn by most of the Ivy League football teams and players from other major colleges.


1890s Individual Sewn-On Leather Football Shoulder Pads

Early 1900’s Baseball Catcher’s Mask
1890s Individual Sewn-On Leather Football Shoulder Pads. Representing the first form of shoulder protection, these independent pads were designed to be sewn onto the sweater or jersey. They were offered by Spalding, Victor and other leading sporting goods manufacturers during this era. Considered EXTREMELY RARE.


Turn of the Century Individual “Sewn-On” Canvas and Leather Football Shoulder Pads

A pair of Turn of the Century Individual “Sewn-On” Canvas and Leather Football Shoulder Pads. These awesome, antique football shoulder pads were offered by Spalding, Victor and other leading manufacturers of vintage football gear during this era. This particular pair is unmarked (have never seen any that were marked) but they all are considered EXTREMELY RARE. They were worn by all of the Ivy League schools and other major colleges and universities as well. They are a fine example and grade EX to EX-MT.


Turn of the Century Football Noseguard

Turn of the Century Football Noseguard.
This exceptional piece of vintage football equipment was designed to protect the nose of early football players. The strap of the noseguard went around the head and the was held in place by clenching ones teeth on a rubber bit. The football noseguard represents one of the more unusual pieces of antique football memorabilia.


Turn of the Century Melon Style Football made by Reach

This is a Turn of the Century Reach Melon Style Football. This vintage football is one of the finest that we have ever owned! The high quality ball is of soft and supple leather with every stitch perfectly intact and the Reach logo and model number are blazing. It holds air perfectly and the leather laces are tight.


1900-10 Spalding Melon Style Football

This is a 1900-10 Spalding Melon Style Football. The offered vintage football was made by the A. G. Spalding and Brothers, Sporting Goods Company. This football represents the melon style that would have been used by most universities during this era. This particular football was stuffed with Poly-Fill to ensure that it will hold it's shape for a VERY long time. The condition is VG-EX but the presence of the Spalding logo is an unusual feature that is not on most footballs from this time.


Turn of the Century Alex Taylor & Co. Reeded Football Shinguards

Alex Taylor & Co. Reeded Football Shinguards
Turn of the Century Alex Taylor & Co. Reeded Football Shinguards, exceptional NR-MT condition!


1905-10 Draper and Maynard Black Leather Football Shoulder Pads

This is a pair of 1905-10 Draper and Maynard Black Leather Football Shoulder Pads. These antique football shoulder pads are an outstanding representation from this time period. The black leather is still supple and the original padding, straps and laces are all intact. They are made of the highest quality materials and remain in gorgeous EX-MT condition!


1910s Thomas E. Wilson Football Pants with Quilted Padding

Wilson football pants
Wilson football pants close up
1910s Thomas E. Wilson Football Pants with Quilted Padding. These are high quality canvas pants with a great cloth patch at the waist. They are very clean and in EX-MT condition.


Vintage Football Pants, Slat-Front Style circa 1910's

This a pair of 1910’s Slat Front, Canvas Football Pants. These awesome, antique football pants were made by the Sears & Roebuck Company. They are an unusual style, made of canvas with protective slats at the thighs and leather reinforcing the knees. High quality football pants that were meant for serious use on the gridiron. Just an awesome looking pair of vintage football pants!


1910’s Brown Leather Football Shoulder Pads made by Draper and Maynard

This is a pair of 1910’s Brown Leather Football Shoulder Pads made by Draper and Maynard. These wonderful old football shoulder pads are from D&M's top of the line. They are professional quality pads in all regards. The leather is very substantial, as well as the padding and all straps and laces remain intact.


1920s Football Inflator



1920s Football Inflator, great early pump has football action scene on the side in tin litho, original needle and early wooden handle, still works! EX-MT to NR-MT.


1930s Lowe & Campbell Football Shoulder Pads

1930s Lowe & Campbell Football Shoulder Pads
1930s Lowe & Campbell Football Shoulder Pads. These vintage football shoulder pads are the finest example from this era that we have ever handled. The quality is top notch and the condition is ideal with bold markings and they are complete right down to the draw strings and original leather draw string adjusters.


1930's Reach Official Football

1930's football
1930's Reach Official Football, supple brown leather football, EX.


1930-40s Football Shoes

1930-40s Football Shoes
1930-40s Football Shoes. This is a wonderful pair of vintage football shoes. They are high quality, black leather shoes with all of the original cleats intact.


1950's Riddell Football Shoes

1950's Riddell Football Shoes
1950's Riddell Football Shoes MINT in the Original Box.


Penn State University Game Used Football from 1982

1982 Penn State football
This football was acquired during a home game at Penn State University during the 1982 season. It is an Official football that was used in the game.




 
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