Every once and a while I troll eBay looking for certain unique Penn State items, I don’t have much of a collection per se, but I like to look and see if I can find anything interesting. I decided to pass along some of the more interesting items from one such trolling session.
For a mere $1,500, this piece of OMG awesomeness can be yours. I’ve never seen anything like this before. It’s certainly something I’d pick up if I had an extra $1,500 laying around.
Buyer beware on this POS though. This autograph is clearly fake, Joe Paterno signs just about anything, but not this picture I’m sure. Notice the “J” is wrong when compared to a real one. There are a ton of these going around.
This caught my attention because it is a] old, and b] constitutes concrete evidence that an SEC team did play one game in the cold. It’s actually an interesting game [EDIT the picture of Bear Bryant and Rip Engle at the bottom of this article is beyond priceless] because at the time Alabama was still playing with an all white squad, so for them to come north and play an integrated team was something of a scandal. Also I think it looks neat.
This is a neat old picture of Galen Hall playing quarterback that you can pick up cheap. I like it for two cool uniform elements that are rare for Penn State, stripes on Galen’s pants, and even “northwestern” striped socks. I’m sending this link to the uniwatchblog too.
I don’t know whether or not this is real, or a reproduction, but it’s a pennant from the 1967 Gator Bowl, which was Joe Paterno’s first bowl game.
They claim this is real, and if it is, it’s cool as hell. A newspaper article recapping Joe Paterno’s first win in 1966. The article itself is frozen concentrated awesome, with gems like "Mike Reid dazzled a Band Day crowd of 37,000". It also notes that both coaches were in their first game and that Maryland was coached by Lou Saban (Nick's dad if you're keeping score at home).
Neat old picture of Beaver Stadium, I like the end zones. It is from 1981.
We actually beat Iowa in 1984 and we had this cool button.
Also old, neat, and resonably priced. A ticket stub from a Penn State/Penn game in the 1930's. You could buy it and frame it, but than you would miss out on the back, which is almost as cool as the front.
This one is for Rambler.
Now this is how you trash talk. Mission Accomplished indeed. I actually think that this poster was deemed to be in such poor taste that they stopped selling it. It was definitely released, I don’t know why they decided it was necessary to lie about that. But it’s still cool as hell, and a steal at $40.