Jets vs Browns in The Electric Football Wishbook

1970 is one of the all-time great years for Electric Football. And our Electric Football Wishbook shows that off with four different 1970 Christmas catalog pages, including this one from Alden, which features the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns … Continue reading

Electric Football Top 20 Recap – Games No. 10 thru No. 6

The Electric Football Top 20 recap moves on with games No. 10 thru No. 6. A little big of everything in this group, including the first ever Electric Football game (1949 Tudor No. 500), and the first player endorsed model … Continue reading

Electric Football Top 20 Recap – Games No. 15 thru No. 11

Our Electric Football Top 20 Countdown recap continues with Games No. 11 thru No. 15. There are some REALLY nice games populating this part of the Countdown. Our previous post left off at Game No. 16 — 1971 Coleco Command … Continue reading

Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown — No. 2

Coming in at No. 2 on our Electric Football Top 20 Countdown, it’s the 1969 Tudor No. 633 Jets-Colts Super Bowl. As the first Sears-exclusive Super Bowl model, this game was the unquestioned pinnacle of Electric Football in 1969. Nothing … Continue reading

The Unforgettable Buzz Looks Back on 2014 — Part II

One of our 2014 highlight of highlights came in June, when we were asked to be on the Beyond The Game television show in White Plains, NY. Host John Voperian did an fantastic job with the interview because he had … Continue reading

Electric Football’s Loneliest Player – The Big Bengal

Electric Football still has a lot of mysteries. One of them is eternal/infernal question…did Tudor ever make any Large/Big Cincinnati Bengals in the late 1960’s? The Bengals came into existence for the 1968 AFL season, and Tudor painted it’s large … Continue reading

Electric Football Top 20 Countdown — No. 8

Our Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown moves further into the single digits with No. 8 — the 1968 Tudor AFL No. 520. The No. 520 holds the distinction of being the ONLY official AFL Electric Football game ever made. … Continue reading

Our Early Electric Football Articles — Part II

Electric Football Articles Part II: this a continuation of post we started last week. We expanded our Electric Football research in the late 1990’s, talking to key players like Norman Sas, Lee Payne, Don Munro Jr., as well as the … Continue reading

Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown – No. 9

The Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown moves forward with No. 9 — the 1969 Gotham Joe Namath G-812 Electric Football Game. In 1969 the New York Jets shocked the football world by defeating the heavily favored Baltimore Colts in … Continue reading

Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown – No 12

Our Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown continues…at No. 12 it’s the 1970 Tudor AFC No. 610.  Part of the No. 610’s appeal comes from it being the first large AFC game. But what really makes this game special is … Continue reading

Electric Football Top 20 Countdown – No. 13 Gotham NFL Big Bowl

Our Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown continues…at No. 13 it’s the Sears-exclusive Gotham NFL Big Bowl 1503-S. The Gotham NFL Big Bowl could make our Top 20 Countdown on just a single reason — it was the game that … Continue reading

60th Anniversary of Gotham’s Entry Into Electric Football

We’ve already talked about Tudor Electric Football turning 65 this year. But that’s not the only Electric Football anniversary that falls in 2014. This fall is also the 60th anniversary of Gotham Pressed Steel’s entry into Electric Football. It was … Continue reading

Excerpt No. 3 of The Unforgettable Buzz on Sports Collectors Daily

  Electric Football had one of its most exciting years in 1969. After the Jets defeated the Colts in Super Bowl III in early January, Electric Football makers Tudor and Gotham both ended up creating, arguably, the most memorable games … Continue reading

Electric Football on the New York Jets Website!

With the NFL now officially back in Electric Football, it’s fitting that Electric Football recently earned its first official appearance on an NFL team web site. All credit goes to the New York Jets and Randy Lange, who ran “What’s The … Continue reading

Electric Football’s Paper Trail

Electric Football has many nooks and crannies for aficionados to dive into. One of our favorite sections, and one that is a bit under appreciated, is Electric Football’s long and intriguing paper trail. This fascination with paper probably owes a … Continue reading

Tudor’s 1969 Sears’ Super Bowl No. 633 – A Game For The Ages

Electric football really hit the “Big Time” in 1969, when Tudor and Sears teamed up to recreate in miniature the Jets-Colts Super Bowl III game. The actual Super Bowl game, which the underdog Jets won 16-7, was perhaps the most … Continue reading

Strange But True Electric Football Stories Part II – Electric Football Game Bribes in NYC

Electric football was pretty popular in the early 1970’s, but was it “valuable” enough to be used as a bribe…to police officers? The answer is a resounding “Yes.” In a front page New York Times article from November of 1972, … Continue reading

Electric Football Vintage Matchup Week 7 – Jets vs. Patriots (Featuring Michael Kronenberg)

(Note — today’s post is written by our resident book designer and Jets fan Michael Kronenberg.) Today’s match up features the New York Jets and New England Patriots. It’s an inner-division rivalry that dates back to 1960, the inaugural season … Continue reading