Chasing Bambi – Collecting the Chargers’ Lance Alworth

Autographed 1963 Fleer Lance Alworth
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Sports cards and memorabilia have played a large role in my life, and I consider myself fortunate to make a living working in and around my hobby.  This past year has been spent writing a lot about trading card sets and athletes of all sports, though my favorite subjects remain AFL-related.

Last month I wrote a piece about collecting cards and memorabilia of Chargers great, Lance Alworth.  The article ran in our company magazine, The Sports Market Report.


Todd Tobias (789 Posts)

Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.

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2 Responses to Chasing Bambi – Collecting the Chargers’ Lance Alworth

  1. Eddie Arminio says:

    I always loved the picture of Al Davis and Lance under the goal post with a contract in hand. A classic.

  2. afl says:

    My favorite Lance Alworth ‘memory’bilia: # 19 scoring a td, any them, then tossing ball respectfully to an official. Priceless. No taunting. No mugging for camera. No sharpies sock. The grandeur of professionalism in lieu cheap theatrics. Former Packers announcer Ray Scott same, his “Starr, Dowler, td” description… understated professionalism. Nod the vintage Tony Bennett lyric, “the glory that was Rome is of another day”, I too left my heart somewhere: 1960’s, AFL, Lance and hindsight, even Ray/NFL… miss them all.

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