Ten Valuable Bob Hayes Football Collectibles
Jacksonville, Florida-born Bob Hayes (1942-2002) was an Olympic champion and star wide receiver. A 7th round pick in the 1964 NFL draft out of Florida A&M, Hayes played his 1965-1975 pro football career with the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers, amassing 371 receptions, 7,414 receiving yards, 68 rushing yards and 73 total touchdowns. A two-time gold medallist at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics (100 meters, 4x100 meter relay) and a three-time Pro Bowl selection, "Bullet Bob" Hayes was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009.
Here are ten valuable Bob Hayes football/track collectibles that are sure to interest sports memorabilia collectors. Now taking the field once again #22 the great Bullet Bob Hayes...
Bob Hayes 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games USA Track Suit
A complete 1964 Bob Hayes Olympic Games track suit – jersey, shorts, jackets and shoes – sold at auction for $13,145. Hayes blazed his way to Olympic gold in the 100 meters at the Tokyo Games, claiming the title of world's fastest human with a time of 10.06 seconds. Hayes' electrifying come-from-behind victory in the 4x100 relay while running the anchor leg is the stuff of Olympic Games legend. They didn't call him "Bullet Bob" Hayes for nothing!
Bob Hayes 1964 Olympic track outfit $13,145 - Heritage Auctions
Bob Hayes 1966 Philadelphia Gum Rookie Football Card
Card #58 in the 1966 Philadelphia Gum football series constitutes Bob Hayes' rookie card. It carries a value of approximately $100 in near mint condition.
Bob Hayes Dallas Cowboys Game-Worn Jersey
A Bob Hayes circa mid-1960s Dallas Cowboys game-worn #22 jersey brought $5,377.50 at auction. The jersey was made by Southland.
Bob Hayes game-worn Cowboys jersey $5,377.50 - Heritage Auctions
Bob Hayes 1967 Philadelphia Gum Football Card
Card #52 Bob Hayes graces the 1967 Philadelphia football issue. Examples in near mint condition are valued at $7-10.
Bob Hayes 1969 Topps Football Card
Card #6 in the 1969 Topps football series features Bob Hayes of the Dallas Cowboys. Examples in near mint condition carry a value of $9-12.
Bob Hayes 1970 Kellogg's Football Card
Card #39 Bob Hayes appears in the 1970 Kellogg's football series. Examples in near mint condition sell for around $8-10.
Bob Hayes 1970 Topps Super Football Card
Card #30 Bob Hayes graces the 1970 Topps Super football set. One graded example in PSA mint 9 condition sold for $99.97.
Bob Hayes 1970 Topps Super card $99.97 - Vintage Football Card Gallery
Bob Hayes 1971 Topps Football Card
Card #190 Bob Hayes graces the 1971 Topps football series. Examples in near mint condition are valued at around $10. Acquire one in graded mint condition and the price could hit $50 or more.
Bob Hayes 1974 Topps Football Card
Card #28 Bob Hayes appears in the 1974 Topps football series. One example in excellent-mint condition sold for $4.99.
Bob Hayes 1974 Topps card $4.99 - Vintage Football Card Gallery
Bob Hayes Autographed Photo
An 8x10-inch photo signed by Bob Hayes in sharpie sold for $260.
Bob Hayes Sports Memorabilia Credits & Top Image
- Auction/sales results, values and images courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries, Dallas, Texas; Vintage Football Card Gallery; eBay
- Top image: Bob Hayes 1968 Topps football card #103 in near mint condition $15-25 - Vintage Football Card Gallery
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