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A University of Southern California 1952 card of football star Frank Gifford, the New York Giants’ No. 1 draft pick, is shown Jan. 8, 2014, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The cards are part of a pop-up exhibition at the Met celebrating football’s history through the ages with vintage trading cards. The 150 cards, including a series from 1894, are part of approximately 600 cards from the museum’s vast collection of sport trade cards donated to the Met by the late hobby pioneer Jefferson Burdick. The exhibit runs Jan. 24 through Feb. 10. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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UCLA tailback and Los Angeles Rams running back Kenny Washington is shown in this 1948 Leaf Gum Company football trading card, shown Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Washington played alongside Jackie Robinson at UCLA and in 1946 became one of the first black players in the NFL after a 12-year ban. The Met is presenting a pop-up exhibition celebrating football’s history through the ages with vintage trading cards. The 150 cards, including a series from 1894, are part of approximately 600 football cards from the museum’s vast collection of sport trade cards donated to the Met by the late hobby pioneer Jefferson Burdick. The exhibit runs Jan. 24 through Feb. 10. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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This 1948 rare uncut set of Bowman football trading cards shown Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, ushered in the modern era of football cards. The set is part of a pop-up exhibition celebrating football’s history through the ages with vintage trading cards. The 150 cards, including a series from 1894, are among approximately 600 from the museum’s vast collection of sport trade cards donated to the Met by the late hobby pioneer Jefferson Burdick. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in New York. The exhibit runs Jan. 24 through Feb. 10. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Cliff Battles, Turk Edwards, and Tom Hupke are among a set of 1935 National Chicle Gum Company vintage football trading cards, shown Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Edwards's nine-year NFL career with the Redskins ended after an injury during a coin toss. 150 football trading cards, including a series from 1894, are part of approximately 600 cards from the museum’s vast collection of sport trade cards donated to the Met by the late hobby pioneer Jefferson Burdick. The exhibit runs Jan. 24 through Feb. 10. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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An 1894 series of football trading cards produced by the P.H. Mayo Tobacco company feature Ivy League football stars in their Princeton collegiate sweaters, shown Jan. 8, 2014, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The Met is presenting a pop-up exhibition celebrating football’s history through the ages with vintage cards like these. The 150 cards that make up the exhibit are part of approximately 600 from the museum’s vast collection of sport trade cards donated to the Met by the late hobby pioneer Jefferson Burdick. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in New York. The show runs Jan. 24 through Feb. 10. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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A Red Grange football trading card, shown Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, is part of an exhibit of vintage football cards to be shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The pop-up exhibition of 150 cards, including a series from 1894, are part of approximately 600 from the museum’s vast collection of sport trade cards donated to the Met by the late hobby pioneer Jefferson Burdick. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in New York. The exhibit opens Jan. 24 and runs through Feb. 10. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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This 1894 football card of Harvard's John Dunlop, shown Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, is the rarest in a collection of football cards to be shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Collectors regard it as the Honus Wagner of football cards because Dunlop is the only player in the series whose name and school affiliation is missing, and he was only identified a decade ago. The museum is celebrating football’s history through the ages with the vintage trading card exhibition. The 150 cards are among approximately 600 football cards from the museum’s vast collection of sport trade cards donated to the Met by the late hobby pioneer Jefferson Burdick. The exhibit opens Jan. 24 and runs through Feb. 10. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Assistant curator Freyda Spira, of the department of drawings and prints, poses with football cards, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, part of an exhibition to be mounted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The museum better known for high art, is presenting a pop-up exhibition celebrating football’s history through the ages with vintage trading cards. The 150 cards, including a series from 1894, are part of approximately 600 football cards from the museum’s vast collection of sport trade cards donated to the Met by the late hobby pioneer Jefferson Burdick. The exhibit opens Jan. 24 and runs through Feb. 10. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. makes a forehand return to Maria Sharapova of Russia during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a backhand return to Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)