Football Cars

Written by Will Baum
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Football cars are one of many great NFL collectibles out there. Some people may settle for a jersey or a miniature helmet. Others, particularly car fanatics, stop only at die cast NFL cars.

One extremely collectible type of NFL cars is the die cast bank. Die cast banks are manufactured representing every NFL team. The cars are faithfully reproduced miniatures of the 1950 Oldsmobile Rocket 88. They have locking coin doors and official team graphics, making them a choice collectible for fans of any age.

A Brief History of Football Cars

Before there were die cast NFL cars, there had to be an NFL. The forerunner of football as we know it may have been a game called "harpaston," played by the ancient Greeks. In harpaston, teams tried to get a ball over a goal line by kicking, passing, or running. Tackling was also a key element of harpaston.

Modern football seems to have begun in England, sometime in the 12th century. Later in British history, football became too popular for the taste of kings. They had the game band so more people would devote their time and attention to military archery. The old game divided into two sports, soccer and rugby. American football is an offshoot of those two games. What is known as soccer in the U.S. is still called football in England.

American football is believed to have begun in New Jersey in 1869. In less than a century, it became the sensation we know today. Football cars are but one of the myriad products the NFL has endorsed. The Internet is a great place to find football cars representing your favorite team.


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