Yesterday’s post about old sports merchandise catalogs from the collection of former Cubs GM E.R. “Salty” Saltwell reminded me that reader Brad White generously loaned me some similar catalogs about a year ago. I photographed them at the time and then returned them to Brad, but I never got around to publishing the pics — until now. Here are Brad’s catalogs, one at a time:
1971 MLB Gift Catalog
Lots of fun stuff in this one. Also, note the silhouetted-batter logo shown in the top-right corner of several pages — I don’t think I’ve ever seen that logo before.
NFL Pro Central
Not sure of the date on this one, but it’s clearly from the 1970s.
1972 Sports Life, Inc.
A mix of different sports in this one. Be sure to check out the “toddler in a Virginia Squires jersey” photo on the last page.
Despite the name, no buttons in this NFL catalog.
I saved the best for last — enjoy.
That’s it for this round. Big thanks to Brad for sharing his collection with us. Sorry it took me so long to publish these pics!