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August 31, 2016

Holy Toledo! New Bill King! End Of Summer Special on Vintage Sports DVDs

Are You Ready For Some Football?
I am.

$7 each for anything you see on this list.
Minimum order of 3 items.

Hey there old friends, been a long summer, I’ve seen too many bikinis to discuss.
Wait until you see what I uncovered recently in the wide wacky wonderful world of vintage sports on dvd.

First off, in honor of the man Mr. Holy Toledo himself, I have some new Bill King recordings.
It is so damn good it will bring a tear to yur eye.

Speaking of legendary announcers, and legendary games…
Would you like to hear the 1972 ALCS Game 5 entire game featuring the legendary Ernie Harwell?
We have it here at Holy Toledo!

There is some really cool NFL Highlights that feature some rare Raiders stuff,
Madden’s 100th win,
the Raiders 1st OT game.

NFL TV broadcasts include perhaps the best single game example of “Air Coryell,
an upgrade on a classic Raider-Broncos game,
an upgrade of Bo’s 1st game,
plus many other cool NFL gems.

Like College Football?
Wait until you see what I uncovered.
If you are a Cornhuskers fan hold on to your jeans.
How about some rare Auburn Tigers Pat Sullivan TV coverage?
A great Earl Campbell game, a kid named Mike Singletary, Bear Bryant historic games.
The list goes on and on.

How about a young kid name Elway knocking off the #1 team in the country.
National Championships, Charles Woodson, and rare footage of the final days of Aaron Rodgers at Cal.

Do you remember Sunday morning in the 1970’s…
The Notre Dame highlight shows with Lindsay Nelson & Paul Hornung,
I found some beauties!

Like Basketball?
Rare, Dr. J, Rick Barry, Alvin Adams & Paul Westphal.
How abot one of the greatest NCAA Tournament games ever in it’s entirety?
2005 Regional Finals Illinois vs. Arizona, arguably one of the greatest games ever.

Rare 1976 World Series games Reds vs. Yankees

You throw in some newly found drag races,
some old boat drags with Eddie Hill (who doesn’t love 200 M.P.H. on the water?)

Reminds you once again why you love to watch the great announcers, the names you grew up with, the legends, it’s all found in Vintatge Sports Video here at Holy Toledo!

Share among your friends, find old classics, and always record everything in the best quality mode possible.. If history has taught us anything, we have learned that a high quality recording of a great moment is worth far more than one vhs tape, or a few dvds.

from Holy Toledo!

*** What’s New *****

Bill King Remembered
An audio tribute to the life & times of Bill King recorded on the day of his passing October 18, 2005. This radio special hosted by Big Bruce MacGowan, is full of rare and memorable Bill King calls. Even after all these years it will still give you goose bumps. On 1 cd.

Featuring The Heidi Game, the magic year of George Blanda, Warren Wells, battles with the Cheifs, Bill’s call of The Immaculate Reception, Sea of Hands, the great Steelers-Raiders rivalry, on to the Super Bowl, “Old Man Willie”, Ghost to the Post, Holy Roller, Super Bowl XV.

Interviews from 1987 & ’03, talking about his humble beginnings, doing radio recreations, Dayton basketball, working for the SF Giants, and talking about his hero Stan Musial.

Rare audio from the 1975 Western Conference Finals Warriors vs. Bulls, plus a great finish vs. Dr. J & George McGinnis in 1976.

A rare clip of King as the announcer for the SF Giants.
Memorable A’s moments like Kirk Gibson’s painful home run in the 1988 World Series.

NFL Highlight Shows:
1952 NFL Championship Detroit at Cleveland
1953 NFL Championship Cleveland at Detroit
The Lions win back to back titles
From TV, no scrolling

1963 NFL Championship New York Giants at Chicago
George Halas’s last championship, young Mike Ditka

1964 NFL Championship Baltimore at Cleveland

1976 Pro Football Playbook
The entire season, A weekly highlight show with every game played
15 shows, Weeks 1-14 plus the Divisional Playoffs
All original, not from TV

TV Game Broadcasts:
1977 Wk1 Green Bay at New Orleans
Old school QB matchup Archie Manning vs. Lynn Dickey
Down 24-0 can Manning & Muncie lead the big comeback?
Tim Ryan and Nick Buoniconti announcers
With commercials, 3 disks

1978 Wk13 Minnesota at Green Bay
Oldest QB in the NFL Fran Tarkento vs. the youngest QB David Whitehurts
OT game between two very evenly matched teams
Lindsey Nelson and Paul Hornung announcers
Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1980 Wk5 Buffalo at San Diego
Air Coryell vs. the #1 ranked Defense
Excellent game, both teams come in undefeated
Chuck Muncie’s 1st game as a Charger
Charlie Jones and Len Dawson announcers, 2 disks

1980 Wk7 New York Giants at San Diegp
If you ever want to show a young football fan what “Air Coryell” is all about, show him this game
Dan Fouts throws for almost 450 yards
Joiners, Winslow & Jefferson all go over 100 yards receiving
Halftime, 2 disks

1980 Wk12 New York Giants at San Francisco
A young Joe Montana & Phil Simms
Earl Cooper has a big day
Early John Madden & Gary Bender announcers
Halftime, some commercials, 2 disks

1982 Wk2 LA Raiders at Atlanta
Upgrade 2 disks with cool extended postgame
includes Raiders Playbook ‘82
Marcus Allen’s 2nd NFL game, complete his 1st pass
Dick Enberg & Len Dawson

1984 Wk13 Indianapolis at LA Raiders
Quality Upgrade on 2 disks

1985 Wk14 LA Raiders at Denver
Thrilling OT game to ultimately decide the AFC West
Quality Upgrade, 2 disks

1986 Wk14 New York Giants at Washington
Battle for supremacy in the NFC East
Mark Bavaro has a big game
Jay Shroeder does not, throws 6 INT’s
Madden and Summerall announcers, 2 disks

1987 Wk7 LA Raiders at New England
Bo Jackson’s 1st NFL Game!
Upgraded 2 disk version
Halftime includes Bo interview by Costas
Amazing finish, Halftime, 2 disks

1987 Wk9 Chicago at Denver MNF
Great QB duel, exciting back and forth game
McMahon, Payton & Gault vs. Elway, Nattiel & Vance Johnson
Will Elway lead another 4th Quarter comeback?
Halftime, 2 disks

1988 Wk2 San Francisco at New York Giants
Montana leads 4th quarter comeback
Jerry Rice catches a 78 yard TD pass with 42 seconds left
Phil Simms, Roger Craig, Steve Young
Vern Lundquist & Madden announcers, commercials, 2 disks

1988 Wk9 Minnesota at San Francisco
Great game, 5 lead changes, many big plays
The famous Steve Young run
Anthony Carter & John Taylor score on long TD receptions
Summerall & Madden, 2 disks

1989 Preseason Wk3 played in Oakland Houston at LA Raiders
“Raiders Return” new improved pregame show
Features interviews with Lamonica, Stabler, Bill King, & others
Nice quality upgrade of a very cool show, 32 minutes

1990 Wk2 Kansas City at Denver MNF
This game is known for the famous hit Atwater put on Okoye
What is forgotten is that the Chiefs take a late lead,
only to fall victim to yet another Elway comeback
Big night for DeBerg & Stephon Paige
Excellent hard hitting game, 2 disks

1991 Wk4 New York Jets at Chicago MNF
Interesting game of future coaches
Down by 10 in the 4th, Jim Harbaugh leads amazing comeback
Pete Carroll is Jets D-coordinator, Ken Wisenhunt catches a pass
Fantastic finish leads to wacky OT, 2 disks

1991 Wk17 New York Jets at Miami
Losers go home, winner goes to the playoffs
Thiller of an OT game!
Another Dan Marino vs. Ken O’Brien classic
Tom Hammond & Joe Willie Namath announcers

2000 Wk1 Denver at St. Louis MNF
Rams raise the championship flag on opening night
Great game, 6 lead changes, 3 scoring plays of 75+ yards
Dennis Miller’s debut, Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

2002 Wk10 New England at Chicago
Down 27-6 late in the 3rd, Brady leads a furious comeback
Thriller 33-30 game decided in the final seconds
at Champaign, IL, Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

2003 Wk9 New England at Denver MNF
Exciting game between two high octane teams
Fascinating end of game strategy by coach Belichick
Micheals & Madden, 2 disks

2005 Wk4 Dallas at Oakland
Upgrade 2 disk version
Randy Moss vs. Keyshawn Johnson
Some commercials, 2 disks

2005 Wk8 Oakland at Tennessee
Wild game, Upgrade
Steve McNair vs Kerry Collins
2 disks

2005 Wk11
Oakland at Washington
Nice Raiders comeback
Upgrade, 2 disks

2006 Wk10 New York Jets at New England
Can Chad Pennington upset the Pats in NE?
Can Tom Brady lead another miracle comeback?
Yes & Almost but not quite, Jets Win! Jets Win!
Jim Nance & Phil Simms, commercials, 2 disks

2008 Wk1 New York Jets at Miami
Brett Favre’s 1st game as a NY Jet
qwaCan Pennington lead the comeback vs. his old team?
Nance & Simms, w/ commercials

**** NFL Radio Broadcast ***************

1977 Wk6 Detroit at San Francisco
Jim Plunkett hits Gene Washington for 2 long TD’s
Lon Simmons & Jim Lange (of The Dating Game) announcers
With commercials, 4 disks

*** This Week In Pro Football ***********

1975 Week 10 includes highlights of the Raiders 1st ever overtime game, a dramatic victory vs. Washington in the nation’s capital

1976 Pro Football Playbook
Weeks 1 thru 14 + Playoff Show
The entire season!
Original versions (non-TV)

1978 Week 10 This Is The NFL includes highlights of John Madden’s 100th win, a victory over the Cheifs

**** College Football ************

1971 #5 Auburn at #9 Tennessee
Rare TV footage of Heisman trophy winner Pat Sullivan in action
First 3 quarters quality game film no audio
Entire 4th quarter is very rare good quality ABC broadcast w/ commercials
TV coverage starts with Vols 49 yard field goal
Exciting game, Chris Schenkel & Bud Wilkinson, 1 disk

1972 Oklahoma at Nebraska Thanksgiving Day
Back-to-back national champions (’70 & ’71) go for 3-peat
Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers, Greg Pruitt, David Humm
1st year with the Selmon brothers, Lee Roy, Lucious & Dewey
Bob Deveney’s final home game
Pregame with Bill Fleming & Bud Wilkenson
Chris Shenkel & Bud Wilkenson announcers
Nice quality, with commercials, 4 disks

1972 Gator Bowl
Auburn vs. Colorado
1st Half Gator Bowl highlight film
2nd Half TV rebroadcast

1977 Baylor at Texas
Earl Campbell on his way to the Heisman Trophy
Mike Singletary, Steve McMicheal kicks off, Greg Hawthorne, Frank Pollard, Glen Blackwood, Johnnie Johnson, Lam & Ham Jones, Cotton Davidson’s son Tommy Davidson & Tim Campbell, brother of Earl
Chris Schenkel & Frank Broyles announcers
Halftime with Dave Dials, some commercials, 4 disks

1977 Alabama at USC
Great game between two excellent teams
Ozzie Newson, Clay Matthews, Anthony Munoz, Dwight Stephenson
Keith Jackson & Ara Parseghian
Classic ver., no scrolling, 1 dsisk

1978 #1 Oklahoma at #4 Nebraska
The great Billy Sims
Kenny King, David Overstreet, Reggie Kinlaw, Andra Franklin, Rick Berns
Keith Jackson, Frank Broyles & Bill Fleming
Very nice quality, exciting game, down go the goalposts!
Pregame, halftime, 2 disks
Postgame includes “Cornhusker Football” with Don Gill, Jerry Moore, Jeff Hanson & Budge Porter

1979 Tennessee at Alabama
Great coaching matchup Bear Bryant vs. Johnny Majors
Can the Vols shock the #1 team in the nation?
Jim Simpson & Ken Willard announcers
Early ESPN broadcast
Nice quality, halftime, commercials, 4 disks

1981 Stanford at USC
Hall of Fame matchup: John Elway vs. Marcus Allen
Jack Del Rio, Darren Nelson, Chip Banks
2 disks

1982 Orange Bowl
#1 Clemson vs. #4 Nebraska
National Championship on the line
Roger Craig, Irving Fryer, Mike Rozier, William “The Refrigerator” Perry
Don Criqui, John Brodie & Bob Trumpy announcers
Postgame included, 2 disks

1982 #1 Washington at Stanford
A young John Elway knocks off the #1 team in the nation
Kieth Jackson & Frank Broyles announcers
Nice quality, halftime, 2 disks

1982 Liberty Bowl
Alabama vs. Illinios
Paul “Bear” Bryant’s final game, win #323
Sadly Bryant died of a heart attack 28 days later
Illinois is led by QB Tony Eason
Harry Kalas & Joe Kapp announcers
Original broadcast, half, ESPN postgame report, 2 disks

1990 Sugar Bowl
Miani vs. Alabama
National Championship on the line
Russell Maryland, Cortez Kennedy
Al Michaels, Frank Gifford & Dan Dierdorf announcers
Good game, halftime, postgame, commercials, 2 disks

1998 Rose Bowl
Michigan vs. Washington St.
National Championship on the line for Michigan
Charles Woodson, Tom Brady, Brian Griese, Ryan Leaf, Steve Gleason, Anthony Thomas, Leon Bender
Keith Jackson & Bob Griese announcers
Pregame, commercials, 2 disks

2004 #7 Cal at #1 USC
Battle for the Pac-10 title
Aaron Rodgers has a career day, sets NCAA record 23 straight completions
wtth Marshawn Lynch & J.J. Arrington vs.
undefeated Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, LeDale White, & Shaun Cody
Keith Jackson & Dan Fouts announcers
Great game between two excellent teams comedown to the last gew seconds
2 disks

2004 Oregon at Cal
Aaron Rodgers final season at Cal
Marshawn Lynch, J.J. Arringyon over 180 yards rushing
Keith Jackson & Dan Fouts announcers
Good game, Pregame, 2 disks

2004 Holiday Bowl Cal vs. Texas Tech
Aaron Rodgers final college game
Marshawn Lynch & J.J. Arrington vs. Mike Leach’s Red Raiders
Best Cal team since 1952?
QB Sonny Cumbie & WR Danny Amendola are #1 passing team in the nation
Sean McDonnough & Craig James announcers
Wild high scoring game, 2 disks

2004 #4 LSU at #15 Auburn
The Cadillac vs. The Dumb Ass
Nick Saban’s Tigers led by Marcus Spears, Corey Webster
& soon to be the worst draft pick ever freshman fat ass JaMarcus Russell
Excellent game, 2 disks

2004 #5 Georgia at #3 Auburn
Carlos Rogers, Ronnie Brown, Cadillac
Great SEC battle rich with tradition
2 dosks

2004 SEC Championship
Auburn vs. Tennessee
Cadillac Williams, Ronnie Brow, Jason Campbell
Vern Lundquist & Gary Danielson announcers
High scoring exciting game, 2 disks

**** College Football Highlights ***********

Remember the Notre Dame 1 hour highlight show they used to play every Sunday morning before the NFL started? Here are three great ones.

1972 Notre Dame at #1 USC
Anthony Davis scores 6 TD’s!
Ara Parseghian, Lynn Swann, Sam “Bam” Cunningham, Tom Clemens
Lindsey Neson & Paul Hornung announcers

1975 Notre Dame at Pittsburgh
Tony Dorsett, Ross Browner, Bob Golic, Matt Cavanaugh, Luther Bradley
Lindsey Nelson & Paul Hornung announcers

1977 #5 Notre Dame at #15 Clemson
Can young Joe Montana lead a 4th quarter comeback?
Joe Montana vs. Dwight Clark, plus Ross Browner, Vagas Ferguson
Lindsey Nelson & Charlie Cotton announcers

**** Baseball *********************

1876 World Series Game 1
New York Yankees at Cincinnati
Morgan, Perez, Foster & Bench lead Reds

1976 World Series Game 4
Johnny Bench hits 2 HR’s
Reds sweep Yankees
Player intros, plus postgame

**** Baseball Radio Broadcast *****************************

1972 ALCS Game 5
Oakland at Detroit
Reggie vs. Kaline
Ernie Harwell Hall of Fame announcer
On DVD includes nice still photographs of all the players

**** College Basketball & NBA ********************

1976 Western Conference Finals Game 4
Golden St. at Phoenix
Fantastic double overtime thriller!
Paul Westphal & Alvin Adams vs. Jamaal Wilkes & Rick Barry
Don Criqi & Jerry West announcers, Rebroadcast

1976 Western Conference Finals Game 7
Phoenix at Golden St.
Can the defending champs return to the Finals, or will it be the upstart Suns?
Don Criqi & Jerry West announcers, Rebroadcast

1983 NBA Finals Game 4
Philadelphia at Los Angeles
Dr. J & Moses Malone vs. Magic & Kareem
76ers sweep the Lakers to win the NBA title
Dick Stockton & Bill Russell announcers, Rebroadcast

2005 NCAA Regional Final at Rosemont, IL
Illinois vs. Arizona
Considered one o the greatest college games ever!
Incredible OT game, huge Illinois comeback
Deron Williams, Dee Brown & Luther Hed vs. Stoudamire & Frye
*This Illinois team reminds me of the current Warriors, similar style of play

***** NHRA Drag Racing **********

1972 Winternationals
Big Daddy vs. The Snake
ABC’s Kieth Jackson narrates a historic race

1980 U.S. Nationals
This version has never been available until now
Dave McClelland & Steve Evans announcers

1988 Winston All-Stars -Atlanta, GA
1989 TRW Sportsman All-Stars -Colombus, OH
1989 Summernationals -Englishtown, NJ
1989 Mile High Nationals -Denver, CO
1990 Spring Nationals -Colombus, OH

1993 Southern Nationals Sportsman
Featuring Blaine & Alan Johnson
American Sports Cavalcade
Dave McClelland & Steve Evans announcers

2003 Pontiac Excitement Nationals -Colombus, OH

2004 Lucas Oil Nationals
*Eric Medlin’s 1st win

2005 CarQuest Nationals Qualifying
+Pro Stock Challenge

Drag Racing ‘91
A 1 hour show with the season’s highlights
It was the only year I didn’t have in my collection

NHRA Today Shows with Steve Evans
-1st ever episone 4-1-90
-Last ever episode 11-98
-1990 John Force Funny Car Champion Show
His 1st title, Austin Coil interview,
& Force home movie with the kids
-1990 Joe Amato Top Fuel Champion
-1994 John Force Funny Car Champion
-1994 Scott Kalitta Top Fuel Champion

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August 6, 2016

“There’s a Snake in the Hall!” Ken Stabler is in the Hall of Fame

Filed under: College Football, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Uncategorized — Bill @ 11:43 am


Kenny “Snake” Stabler


Hall of Fame
Super Bowl Champion
NCAA College Football National Champion



In this collection of pics we have great shots, iconic moments, his kids, and the famous “Two Minute Warning” painting. He was the great quarterback I’ve ever met. The last time I saw Kenny he was driving off in a brand new convertible Corvette with a big grin on his face, and that is how I will always remember him.




Stabler 02“When things got hotter, he got cooler”


Stabler 01

From Super Bowl XI  (above)
Kenny & Fred Biletnikoff  (below)

Kenny and Fred

Kenny's kids

His kids  (above)
The famous “Two Minute Warning” painting

Two Minute Warning

A great shot of Kenny

Kenny Twitter

Kenny driving off into the sunset……..


July 26, 2016

What’s New in Vintage Baseball Games TV & Radio

Filed under: Baseball, Oakland A's, Uncategorized, Vintage Sports Video — Bill @ 8:23 am

Holy Toledo its hot!
While we are still basking in the heat of summer I wanted to give you an update on my newest acquisitions of vintage Baseball. Some very special items of some very special moments. Lots of baseball specials and documentaries, of course TV broadcasts too. You might also notice some rare Lon Simmons (Hall of Fame announcer) radio broadcasts.

Football will be here soon, so look for my offseason acquisitions posted here soon.

from Holy Toledo!

*** What’s New *****

** Major League Baseball ************

6-15-1969 Oakland A’s at Boston Red Sox
A’s show what lies ahead, good pitching, defense & power. Young Reggie Jackson doubles, triples & homers, Rick Monday homers, “Captain” Sal Bando knocks in 4 RBI and Campaneris steals 2 bags. A’s 3B coach is Joe Dimaggio. Recording ends after 8 innings A’s leading 13-1. Picture is pretty soft but still very cool stuff. 2 disks

1977 NLCS Game 3
Los Angeles at Philadelphia
Down to their last out Dodgers rally to win
A wild back & forth game featuring many great players
Harry Kalas & Richie Ashburn announcers

1977 ALCS Game 5
New York Yankees at Kansas City
In a game to decide the AL pennant bad blood boils over
Brett & Nettles brawl, Guidry vs. Splittorf
Dramatic 9th inning comeback wins it for the Yankees
Bill White, Phil Rizzuto & Frank Messer announcers

1980 NLCS Game 4
Philadelphia at Houston
This 5 game series ranks among the all-time best, close games, pressure & drama
Game is delayed 14 min.s in top 4th to determine a controversial call
It’s the 3rd extra inning game in a row, Carlton vs. Ruhle
Names like Rose, Schmidt, Luzinski, Morgan, Maddox & McBride, yet the heri is named Trillo
Keith Jackson, Don Drysdale & Howard Cosell announcers, 2 disks

1980 NLCS Game 5 Philadelphia at Houston
Epic extra inning battle to decide the NL pennant

1981 NLCS Game 5
Los Angeles at Montreal
Great pitchers duel to decide the pennant
A rookie named Fernando Valenzuela vs. Ray Burris
This game will be remembered for the HR hit by Rick Monday
Dick Enberg & Tom Seaver announcers, postgame included

5-22-1982 Oakland at Boston
NBC Game of the Week
Billy Martin’s A’s vs. old school Sox

1982 ALCS Game 5 California Angels at Milwaukee
Harvey’s Wallbangers win the pennant

1983 ALCS Game 1
Chicago at Baltimore (at old Memorial Stadium)
Fisk, Luzinski & Baines vs. youbg Ripken, Murray & Singleton
LaMar Hoyt out-duels Scott McGregor
Bob Costas & Tony Kubek announcers

1985 ALCS Game 5
Toronto at Kansas City
George Brett has a monster game, Saberhagen vs. Alexander
Down 2-0 in the series, & 5-2 in this game the Royals fight back
Bob Costas & Tony Kubek announcers

1987 National League Championship Series
St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants
All 7 games on DVD. The MVP and all the headlines of this dramatic series focus on “The Hack Man” Jeffrey Leonard and his “One Flap Down”. In the end however it was the Cardinal pitching that sent them to the Fall Classic.
Announcers for the series are Vin Scully & Joe Garagiola

Game 1 San Francisco at St. Louis
The Giants have the power, while the Cards have the speed
Clark, Mitchell, Leonard, Chili Davis & Maldonado vs. Coleman, Ozzie Smith, McGee, Herr & Pendleton Pregame by Marv Albert & Joe Morgan includes player introductions.

Game 2 San Francisco at St. Louis
Dave Dravecky is masterful as he tosses a 2 hitter. Will Clark & Jeff Leonard provide the offense as they both homer. Giants try to steal home twice. Postgame includes Dravecky interview.

Game 3 St. Louis at San Francisco
McGrane vs. Hammaker
The series moves west to Candlestick. Down 4-0 in the 6th, the Cards mount a comeback. Pregame & postgame by Marv Albert & Joe Morgan. Vin Scully & Joe Garagiolia

Game 4 St. Louis at San Francisco
Mike Krukow outduels Danny Cox
The Hack Man does it again
Pregame & Postgame

Game 5 St. Louis at San Francisco
Tied at 2 games each, this is a huge game
Rick Reuschel vs. Greg Mathews
Some low audio issues

Game 6 San Francisco at St. Louis
John Tudor & Dave Dravecky hook up in a classic 1-0 gem of a game. Tony Pena scores the only run on a sacrifice fly by Jose Oquendo. Pregame by Marv Albert & Joe Morgan

Game 7 San Francisco at St. Louis
It all comes down to this, one game to decide the pennant. The game turns quickly as Jose Oquendo hits a 3-rum bomb off Atlee Hammaker in the 2nd. Cardinals pitching holds the powerful Giants offense scoreless over the final 22 innings (1st ever back-to-back shutouts in the history of the NLCS). Includes pregame and postgame celebration.

1988 American League Championship Series
Oakland Athletics vs. Boston Red Sox
All 4 games on DVD
Mr. 40-40 Jose Canseco vs. Boston’s powerful lineup of Rice, Evans, Burks, Boggs & Greenwell. MVP of the series is Dennis Eclersley, who saved all 4 games, but just as easily it could have been Jose Canseco or Dave Henderson.
Gary Bender, Joe Morgan & Reggie Jackson are the series announcers.

Game 1 Oakland at Boston
Excellent pitching matchup Bruce Hurst vs. Dave Stewart. In pregame is an interesting interview of Canseco by Reggie Jackson. Tight game down to the final out.

Game 2 Oakland at Boston
Roger Clemens vs. Storm Davis in another tight game. Canseco homers again & Eckersley saves it again. Includes player introductions in the pregame.

Game 3 Boston at Oakland
The series shifts to Oakland, Mike Boddicker vs. Bob Welch. Down 5-0 early the A’s fight back with 4 HR’s, taking a commanding lead in the series..

Game 4 Boston at Oakland
A’s finish off th sweep in another close game, Stewart shuts down the Sox, Canseco hits his 3rd HR of the series & Eck closes the door. Postgame included with Reggie Jackson presenting the MVP trophy.

1989 American League Championship Series
Oakland Athletics vs. Toronto Blue Jays
All 5 games on DVD
Billed as Cito Gaston’s Jays with Fred McGriff & George Bell vs. The Bash Brothers. Instead it turned into The Rickey Henderson Show. Bob Costas & Tony Kibek are the announcers
Bob Costsas & Tony Kubek are the series announcers.

Game 1 Toronto at Oakland
Stewart vs. Stieb
Pregame includes breaking news Art Shell hired by Raiders, Marv Albert interviews Al Davis & Art Shell, some audio static. C quality

Game 2 Toronto at Oakland
Moore vs. Stottlemyre
Rickey steals 4 bases, goes 2 for 2, with 2 walks & 2 runs scored. “The Cobra” Dave Parker hits a big HR & Eckersley gets the save

Game 3 Oakland at Toronto
Jimmy Key beats Storm Davis. Six different Bluejays drive in runs. Pregame.

Game 4 Oakland at Toronto
Bob Welch vs. Mike Flanagan. The game will be remembered for Canseco’s mammoth shot, but meanwhile Rickey continues his rampage, 2 HR’s & 4 RBI. Audio static starts about halfway thru, C quality.

Game 5 Oakland at Toronto
Dave Stewart & Eck nail down the series in a tight ballgame. Rickey is named MVP, he stole 8 bases (caught none), was on base 13 times, scored 8 runs, 1 double, 1 triple, 2 HR’s, & drove in 5. Some postgame celebration included.

1989 National League Championship Series
San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs
Games 1, 2, 3, & 5 on DVD
Most considered these two teams very evenly matched Managers Roger “Hum Baby” Craig vs. “Popeye” Don Zimmer. Will Clark, Kevin Mitchell & Matt Williams vs.
Sandberg, “The Hawk” Andre Dawson, Grace & Dunston
What baseball fans will always remember about this series is one defining at bat,
the hit by Will Clark off of Mitch “Wild Thing” Williams
The legendary Vin Scully & Tom Seaver announce the series.

Game 1 San Francisco at Chicago
The series open at Wrigley with a wild 1st inning. Will Clark 2 HR’s including a grand slam. Scott Garrelts vs. Greg Maddux
Pregame by Marv Albert & Mike Schmidt

Game 2 San Francisco at Vhicago
Mark Grace continues his hot hitting vs. SF 3-4 4 RBI & 2 doubles as the Cubs knock out Reuschel. Commercially produced dvd.

Game 3 Chicago at San Francisco
Another wild 1st inning, Rick Sutcliffe vs. Mike LaCoss. Robbie Thompson hits the decisive HR in an exciting game. Pregame, postgame & commercials.

Game 5 Chicago at San Francisco
Mike Bielecki vs. Rick Reuschel in a tight game. Giants tie it in the 7th & take the lead in the 8th on the famous hit by Will Clark. Steve Bedrosian barely holds off the Cubs to get the save. Pregame, postgame & commercials.

9-8-1998 Chicago at St. Louis
Nark McGwire hits record HR #62 in from of Maris family
Original broadcast w/ postgame interview, 2 disks

2011 World Series Game 6
St. Louis at Texas
Legendary extra inning game for the ages
Cards down to their final out twice, back & forth
Original broadcast on 2 disks

9-26-2015 San Francisco at Oakland
End of an era, Tim Hudson vs. Barry Zito in their final game
Pregame, postgame, 3 disks

**** MLB Radio Broadcasts ****************

6-5-1970 San Francisco at Chicago
Hall of Fame announcers Russ Hodges & Lon Simmons
Juan Marichal vs. Fergie Jenkins
Mays & McCovey vs. Billy Williams, Ron Santo & Johnny Callison
4 disks

9-30-1971 San Francisco at San Diego
Giants win the NL West on the final day of the season
Mays, McCovey & Tito Fuentes lead the Giants
along with a rookie named Dave Kingman
Juan Marichal pitches a complete game 5 hitter
Lon Simmons & Bill Thompson announcers
Excellent quality, postgame from the Giants locker room, 3 disks

5-10-1972 San Francisco at Montreal
Willie Mays’s final day as a SF Giant before being traded to the Mets
Bobby Bonds, Gary Maddox & Dave Kingman lead the Giants attack
“Sudden” Sam McDowell outduels Bill Stoneman to remain undefeated
Lon Simmons & Bill Thompson announcers
Includes postgame & commercials, 4 disks


Baseball Seasons
A 30 minutes highlight show of each season
1959, 1961, 1967, 1968, 1969
1970, 1971, 1974, 1975
1977, 1978, 1979
1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984,
1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
1990, 2000, 2003, 2005

Ken Burns “Baseball” a 12 DVD set
Arguably the best baseball documentary ever

Ken Burns “Jackie Robinson”
A tremendous & enlightening 4 hour look at the life and times of this amazing man
2 disks

The Game And It’s Glory
My 2nd favorite baseball documentary ever
Hosted by Donald Sutherland

Baseball’s Greatest Pennant Races
Baseball in the 1970’s
All-time Oakland A’s a cool documentary from the late 1980’s
Harvey’s Wallbangers: The Story of the 1982 Milwaukee Brewers
History of the St. Louis Cardinals
History of the San Francisco Giant
Subway Series: The Golden Era a fantastic show all about ball in NY in the glory days
The Simpson’s Baseball Episode
featuring Bart & Homer w/ Clemens Canseco Strawberry & others

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July 10, 2016

Baseball Summer

Filed under: Baseball, Oakland A's, Uncategorized, Vintage Sports Video — Bill @ 2:39 pm

Summertime Saturday mornings in the late 60’s or early 70’s were fairly predictable for most young boys. After waking up you turned on the TV and poured a bowl of cereal. My buddy preferred Count Chocula, but I was more of an Apple Jacks or Lucky Charms kid. In those days to turn on a TV you had to pull out a big clunky knob, then came that sound, boof! If a TV made that sound today you would swear it just blew up. It would take about two minutes for the picture to appear, then you had to turn the big channel changing dial to watch Bugs, Wile E. Coyote and all the Looney Tunes gang. Once a bowl or two of Cap’n Crunch had been scarfed, and Road Runner had once again outsmarted Wile E., it was time to change the channel to baseball!

Televisions didn’t have remote controls back then, the closest thing you had was your little brother. Somebody had to get up and physically turn the dial to NBC, hopefully just in time for The Game Of The Week. Sometimes you would catch the often silly pregame show, The Baseball World of Joe Garagiola.

What followed was a two and a half hour extravaganza of color and athleticism (Yes I stated that correctly, in 1973 the average game lasted about 2 hours and 25 minutes). Because baseball wasn’t on TV very often it was about the only time all week that we got to see major league players in action. For some city kids it was the most green grass they saw all week. It was special, and for me it was something I looked forward to all week. There was only one thing that made it better, and that was if YOUR team was on TV that week.

Some of the older kids remembered Dizzy Dean as an announcer, but for us the voices that brought us baseball every week were Curt Gowdy, Tony Kubek, & Joe Garagiola. Even after all these years, when you hear their voices it instantly takes you back to being a kid. You would sit in front of the tube, with your glove on one hand, smacking the baseball into the mitt with the other. You would watch intently as Kubek explained the nuances of the double play you just saw so beautifully executed by Kessinger and Beckert. Garagiola would explain why Joe Morgan would use that funny looking arm flapping thing he did just before the pitch was thrown. Naturally you would stand up and try to imitate him. Then Gowdy would give you some odd fact about a player, like how Sal Bando’s wife could make excellent Italian food. I probably learned more about baseball from those three than I did from my father.

Given that I was an energetic bushy haired boy, plus all the sugar I had just consumed, I usually made it to about the 5th inning. Then it was out the door to play ball with the kids in the neighborhood, and to show off my new Joe Morgan arm flap batting stance.

Summers lasted forever back then, but eventually the shadows grew longer and before we knew it we were back in school again. Kids today may find this hard to imagine, but there were no calculators back then, we actually did math on paper with a pencil. Perhaps even more odd, all postseason baseball games were played during the day. This caused a number of issues for teachers and students alike. It also allowed us true baseball diehards to explore our more creative side.

Who remembers sneaking in a pocket radio and attempting to listen to the game during class? Some of the more clever boys figured out that you could plug in an earphone and run the wire under your shirt. This worked great until you moved the wrong way and accidentally unplugged the earphone. This sent the sound blaring out the radio speaker, filling the classroom with the voice of Jim Simpson, thus interrupting the teacher’s lesson on the adventures of Ferdinand Magellan.

The World Series brought out the best in everyone, including us. Once one kid introduced “the perfect system” many others followed. If one of us got caught and had our radio taken away, we had reinforcements. The unfortunate ones who sat up front closer to the teacher didn’t stand much of a chance. It was for them that “the signal” was created.

What was the signal?
Cough, drop your pencil, then meet at the pencil sharpener in the back of the classroom for scoreboard updates.

Here is a typical conversation after “the signal”:
“Robinson just singled, runners at 1st & 3rd”, the informer would say.
“Brooks or Frank?” somebody would ask.
“How many outs?” somebody else wanted to know.
“Two” the informer would say as he inserted his #2 pencil into the sharpener and turned the hand crank.
As another boy joined the group he asked quietly, “Still tied?”
It didn’t take long for the teacher to notice. Like an umpire breaking up a meeting on the mound, the teacher would say, “Oh boys, may we continue with Mr. Magellan?” Returning to our desks, we were left with the last line of communication, sending hand signals while ducking behind an upright carefully positioned Pee Chee folder.

Design to be used judiciously “the signal” was only to be used in case something big or important occurred. However at age 10 we weren’t all that judicious, and almost everything was big and important.

Recess provided us with the best opportunity to closely follow the game. Most of us would gather around, pretending to be interested in tetherball, while actually listening to the radio. We would argue about who we thought was going to win, and who had the coolest looking baseball card. Rarely was there a consensus, however we did all agree on two things: Johnny Bench was the best catcher, and Oscar Gamble had the biggest hair. Everything else was subject to debate.

We would have listened to the game regardless of who was playing, but we were fortunate enough to grow up at a time when one of our local teams just happened to be really good. Most of us were A’s fans, although I had a few friends that would root for whoever the A’s were playing against. They were usually Giants fans.

The downside to growing up on the West coast was that the daytime postseason games were over by the time we got home from school. We didn’t even get to watch the highlights on ESPN of course, because that network wouldn’t exist until 1979.
As Chris Berman tells it, “College kids would ask me,
‘You mean you didn’t have ESPN?’
‘Well… then what did you do?’”

All we could do was watch Van Amburg & John O’Reilly on the 6’o’clock news, or wait until the next morning to read the San Francisco Chronicle’s Sporting Green, or subscribe to The Sporting News and read about it a week later. Now you know why Curt Gowdy and The Game Of The Week was so important to us.

Then along came Monday Night Baseball…
Actually MNB began on NBC in 1967, but I must confess that I don’t really remember it. Perhaps this was because it was summer, and at the time these games started on the West coast, the sun was still up, so we were still outside playing ball. It wasn’t highly promoted, they didn’t show that many games, and the ratings were poor.

It all changed in 1976 when ABC started broadcasting the Monday Night Game of the Week, the announcers were Bob Prince, Bob Uecker & Warner Wolfe. For most of the nation it was our first look at the wacky antics of the colorful and talented Bob Uecker.

For ABC the bicentennial served up a promotional bonanza, America, baseball, apple pie, and Mark “The Bird” Fidrych.

His story is right out of Hollywood, or in this case Detroit. They nicknamed him “The Bird” because of his tall lanky build and the way he stalked around on the mound, but what made Mark so unique was that he talked to the baseball. Yes he thought he could convince that ball to bend just right to avoid the mighty swing of Oscar Gamble. Each inning he would get down on his knees and sculpt the dirt on the mound with both hands. The Bird was indeed a free spirit.

He also happened to be a rookie non-roster invitee, and a long shot to make the team. He did, barely, and was rarely used. Until his first start on May 15th, his major league experience consisted of only one inning. Then “The Bird” took flight. By July 3rd he was 9-1 and the talk of the nation. Every game he pitched was sold out, at home or on the road.

One night few will ever forget occurred on June 28th, 1976. A national TV audience would tune in to Monday Night Baseball to discover an all new type of bird watching. For most of us it was our first glimpse of The Bird. All he did was pitch a complete game victory over the eventual American League champion New York Yankees to win his 6th in a row. We, as well as the Yankees, were mesmerized. Fidrych “was trying to hypnotize them” said Rico Carty. For that one magical red, white, and blue summer we were all hypnotized by a tall kid from Massachusetts named Mark Steven Fidrych, forever known as “The Bird”.

Baseball stirs up so many memories for all of us, some of which are uniquely individual or personal memories. Everybody who grew up with baseball in their family has these moments, the dates may change but the story is often similar.

Watching a Saturday TV game at your grandparents house on their new color TV. Yes at one time not everyone had colored televisions and getting one was big news. You sit quietly soaking it all in as Grandpa explains how you are actually related to the great Christy Mathewson. This sends you reeling into hours of looking at that huge book he had called The Baseball Encyclopedia, and with every turn of a page came a fascinating baseball story.

I’ll bet many of you have this memory. Playing catch with Dad in the yard while the game was on the radio. Dad would give you tips and you would try so hard to impress him with your skills.

Maybe your memory is a family barbecue on a day your team played a doubleheader, or the time your uncle broke the neighbor’s window while he tried to impress you with his arm. It might be something as simple as watching your Dad work in his garage while the game played on his radio.

One of my great moments occurred on Friday night July 9th, 1971. I was spending the weekend at my grandparents house (the other grandparents). It was the year Vida Blue broke onto the scene and we turned on the radio so we could listen to the game while we played Tripoly.

Vida and the Angels Rudy May hooked up in a dandy pitchers duel that night, a scoreless game thru 7 innings. We continued playing cards until the end of the 10th inning when Grandpa announce he had had enough, he was going to bed. Vida was spectacular that night, he pitched 11 innings with 17 strikeouts and not a single walk. Meanwhile Rudy May pitched 12 innings of scoreless ball. We listened quietly as my Grandma & I played poker until the start of the 13th inning, the game was still scoreless. When Grandma called it a night, she handed me her transistor radio and said, “Don’t stay up all night.” Huddled in a sleeping bag I listened to the voice of Monte Moore quietly in the dark that night thinking that this was the coolest thing ever. I was 10 years old.

Finally in the 20th inning Angel Mangual drove in Curt Blefary and the A’s won 1-0. It set the record as the longest 1-0 game in the history of the American League. The A’s used two interesting pinch-hitters that night, Catfish Hunter and a little known player at the time named Tony LaRussa. Rollie Fingers would pitch seven innings of scoreless relief. Angels outfielder Billy Cowan struck out six times, and Tony Conigliaro went 0 for 8.

Years later I realized just how special that night was in my life. A rare confluence where a significant personal family event collides with a historic baseball moment. One could have occurred without the other, but without each other the moment would have been far less significant.

My grandparents are gone now, so the memory of that special night will be something I cherish forever. A moment more easily recalled because of the confluence of family and baseball.

Neatly woven in the fabric of every baseball fan’s life are those highs and lows that come with the love of a baseball team. I’m talking about generational wins and losses. The kind of wins that make you grin just thinking about it. Gut wrenching losses that hurt so deep they are forever impaled in your soul. We love the wins, but for most of us true diehard fans the losses are far more memorable than the wins. Perhaps it is human nature, reasons we can’t quite explain, but those lowest moments stick to us like glue.

The night Kirk Gibson hit the home run off of Eckersley I immediately turned off the TV, turned out the lights, went to bed, and I don’t think the sun came up for a week. I felt like my best girl just dumped me, somebody stole my car, and my dog ran away. Oh and that horrible nausea returns every time they replay that damn thing.

Alas I do have an equally powerful counter punch or two. Remember Joe Rudi’s phenomenal catch in the 1972 World Series? How about when Gene Tenace stood up acting like he wanted to intentionally walk Johnny Bench, only to have Rollie Fingers sling a beautiful slider right down the pipe to leave Bench dumbfounded? The hairs outfoxed the squares. I still love to listen to the cd of game 7 of the ’72 World Series, with Jim Simpson and Monte Moore.

Two years later in ’74 the A’s faced the Dodgers in what they called “The Freeway Series”. No California kid my age will ever forget it.

In game 4 A’s pitcher Ken Holtzman hit a home run off Andy Messersmith, and was the winning pitcher. The game would end on what some call the greatest double play in World Series history.

With the tying run on first and one out in the top of the 9th pinch hitter Von Joshua hit what appeared to be a seeing eye single up the middle. All of a sudden from out of the picture flashed Dick Green diving head long to his right. Somehow he managed to snare the bouncing ball and then while on his knees he flipped it to “Campy” Campaneris. Arriving at second base headed for an apparent collision was Campy, the baseball, and a speeding Ron Cey intent on making a mess of the whole situation.

In a move that Nadia Comaneci would have appreciated, Campy demonstrated his physical artistry. He grabbed the ball with his glove, and while transferring the ball to his other hand he touched second base with his foot, leaped into the air flying over the top of a sliding Cey. Then while seemingly frozen in the air he side-armed the ball towards Gene Tenace at first base. Meanwhile Von Joshua is barreling down the line so “Geno” practically does the splits in order to reach the baseball before Joshua touches first. Second base umpire Ron Luciano raised his right hand and so too did first base umpire Andy Olsen. Double play, game over drive home safely. If someone asked me what one thing defined the 1970’s Oakland A’s teams this would be that

I’ve often said that sports provides me with the timeline of my life, and baseball plays a big part in that. Pick out just about any month or year from my youth, I will quickly relate it to sports, and with a great deal of accuracy tell you where I was or who I was with. I’m sure many of you are very similar.

This is one of the great things about collecting vintage sports broadcasts. You put on that certain game, close your eyes, and suddenly you can be right back there in your grandparents living room, sitting on the old familiar couch right next to your grandpa. It is fun to watch the historic games, or to see the legendary players, but every now and then it is about the memory of that special golden moment.

We all have our own golden moments, so uniquely personal, but then there are other baseball moments so grand or spectacular that they are shared by literally millions. These are iconic snapshots of baseball history that are so familiar, no long explanation is needed to describe it. All it takes is a few words, and we all know where we were when the magic happened. Here is a brief list of some of those iconic baseball moments.

The Miracle Mets (1969)
Reggie’s All-Star Game homer off the roof at Tiger Stadium (1971)
#715 (1974)
The Carlton Fisk shot down the line at Fenway (1975)
Chambliss wins the pennant (1976)
Reggie’s 3 home runs (1977)
The Bucky Dent home run (1978)
The Pine Tar game (1983)
Pete Rose passes Cobb (1985)
Dave Henderson ruins Gene Autry’s party (1986)
Only two words… Bill Buckner (1986)
Kirk Gibson homers off The Eck (damn 1988(
Bo Jackson’s monster All-Star shot in front of Reagan (1989)
The Earthquake Series (1989)
Nolan Ryan’s 7th No-Hitter (1991(
Sid Bream’s mad dash (1992)
Cal Ripken breaks Gehrig’s #2131 (1995)
The summer of McGwire, Sosa, and Maris (1998)
Luis Gonzalez beats Rivera in game 7 (2001)
Red Sox break “The Curse” (2004)
Bonds hits HR #756 (2007
Braden is Perfect on Mother’s Day (2010)
Ishikawa hits a walkoff HR to win the pennant for the Giants (2014)

I may not have all of these great moments on dvd but I have most of them in my collection. On a quiet afternoon I will often pop in one of these dvds and just let it play while I take care of my household activities. What is interesting is if somebody drops in on me. I like to watch and see how long it takes for them to figure it out.

Here is a health tip:
If you listen to an old recording of Curt Gowdy calling a baseball game you will get so relaxed, it will lower your blood pressure. Science may prove me wrong, but I’m willing to bet four out of five dentists recommend Gowdy as opposed to Big League Chew.

Summer and baseball go together like the country fair and cotton candy, like a ball park hot dog and a cold beer. When you run the highlight reel of your youth you will find that many of your greatest moments occurred during those warm summer days, and there in the background you will notice is one constant, baseball. Sometimes it was the centerpiece as we focused on a particular game, other times it filled in as comfortable background on a lazy afternoon. We grew up with the game, we spent many seasons in the sun. Its reliable yet always ever-changing. Like an old friend, a comfortable pair of jeans, there is that quiet peace with baseball that is unlike any other sport.

As you stroll through your summer this year, look around and see how baseball plays its part. Enjoy what is new, and reflect on the past. Remember to cherish your magical moments when the confluence of life and baseball collide.

If you would like to relive some of your magic moments check out my list of vintage baseball games on DVD.


June 7, 2016

Hot Summer Special on Vintage Drag Racing!


Attention Drag Racing Fans!

ALL Vintage Drag Racing DVDs are on sale for only $6 each!

That is not a typo, you could pick up 10 races for only $60. 20 races for just $120, heck you could load up an entire season, or fill your hauling trailer full of vintage racing dvds.

This special price is in recognition of the 47th Summernationals held at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ

This is your chance to fill up your vintage racing collection with nitro, relive the glory days of drag racing with Big Daddy, The Snake, the Mongoose, Shirley, classic pro stock wars, Lee Shepherd, Glidden, WJ, front engine dragsters like Beebe & Mulligam, classic funny cars like the Blue Max, the Chi-Town Hustler, the early years of Brute Force, record shattering runs, classic race tracks, wild crashes, and of course Steve Evans!

My vintage collection dates back to 1959, has many great moments from the 1970’s and 1980’s, all the way to the present day. I also have all the old specials, you know their names. I even have some vintage drag boat racing.

Holy Toledo! What a summer special. Feel free to ask any questions.
Contact me via email at: holytoledo@sonic.net
or put your contact information in the “Leave a Comment” section, I will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Summer Sale runs thru Sunday June 12th.
Add $1 for multi-disc races such as the U.S. Nationals.
Minimum 3 races per order.
If you live outside the US allow extra for added shipping cost.
This price does not apply to Indy 500 races or Daytona 500 races.

Updated Vintage Racing Collection as of today!

To see the entire collection Click Here, o
or simply use the link to the right of your screen titled “Vintage Racing Collection on DVD”

“Happiness Is A Low E.T.”

June 4, 2016

The Greatest – Muhammad Ali

Filed under: Boxing, Life, Olympics, Uncategorized — Bill @ 1:37 pm
Standing up for what you believe in no matter how unpopular it is was a lesson I learned in my early teens.  I learned this from a man I thought was the greatest athlete I had ever seen.  Years later he still was the greatest.  He was perhaps the most polarizing figure in sports history, people either loved him or hated him.  He fought for his rights all the way to the Supreme Court, and when they ruled in his favor they did so unanimously.

Nobody would have ever imagined that a Muslin from Louisville Kentucky would end up becoming the most beloved sports hero in America. 
The lessons he taught all of us about race and religion are issues our country still struggles with today.  More than just a boxer, Muhammad Ali played a very important role in American history.

We lost a legend.
We lost a teacher.
I lost a hero.
The world lost a great man.

“Float like a butterfly,
Sting like a bee”

March 7, 2016

Vintage Daytona, Indy & Drag Boats on DVD!

I am happy to report that I have finally been able to pick p some new vintage racing action. With one very notable exception, most of the new acquisitions are Nascar & Drag Boat Racing. However if you are a fan of the Indianapolis 500 I have big news for you.

Long before the days of live race coverage on your television the Indy 500 could only be seen by attending what was called a “closed-circuit broadcast”. Racing fans would gather at a local theater, pay for a ticket, and watch the race on a large movie screen. Some of you silver haired fans will remember this. Well from far across the pond I found a beautiful 3 disk copy of the 1966 Indianapolis 500! The broadcast has no announcers, it does however have all the sounds from the track. An exciting race featuring Jim Clack, Graham Hill, and rookie Jackie Stewart. The pole sitter was Mario Andretti, and of course there are several racers named Unser. The quality for a 1966 recording is surprisingly good, however there is no audio for the first 17 minutes of the recording. This recording appears to be a copy of the raw satellite feed sent to Europe, it is very cool and quite the find!

Meanwhile I’ve also found some rare old Nascar races from the 1970’s to the 1990’s. Of particular interest to some of you will be the recordings from the old Riverside, as well as some hard to find Daytona 500 races that were missing from my collection.

Attention Drag Boat Fans! If you love the liquid quarter mile take note. I have listed all of my IHRA and Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing collection. There are some really cool recordings here, featuring drag boats before the days of the enclosed cockpit. I wish I had more, so if you have any, or know anyone who wants to trade, please contact me. I also have some of my own home movies featuring drag boats racing at Oakland, Oroville, and Perris California.

I am also looking for some NHRA Drag Racing videos from the 1980’s and 1990’s needed to fill in my collection, so please let me know if you would like to trade.

Check out what is new in vintage racing videos.

1978 World 600
Held May 28, 1978 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Dale Earnhardt’s first top 20 finish (17th)
Donnie & Bobby Allison, Petty, Yarborough, David Pearson & Derrell Waltrip battle
No announcers, live satellite feed
Over 4 hours of coverage

1979 World 600
Held May27, 1979 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
“The “King” Richard Petty & a young Dale Earnhardt in a great battle
Earnhardt’s highest Nascar finish to date (3rd)
Over 4 hours of coverage

1979 Napa National 500
Held on October 7, 1979 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Yarborough, Petty, Bobby & Donnie Allison, Waltrip & Parsons
Four hours of race coverage, 2 disks

1980 Atlanta 500
Starting back in 31st, Dale Earnhardt comes on the earn his ’s 2nd career Nascar victory
Rusty Wallace finishes 2nd in his first ever Nascar start
ABC Wide World of Sports partial race coverage
Al Michaels, Jackie Stewart & Chris Economaki announcers, 16:31

1983 World 600
Held May 29, 1983 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Buddy Baker sits on the pole, Bobby Allison leads the most laps
In the end its Neil Bonnett, Petty, Allison, Waltrip & Earnhardt that battle for the win

1983 Winston Western 500
Held on November 20 at Riverside
Bobby Allison wins his only Winston Cup Championship
Bill Elliot wins his 1st race
Final race for Petty driving for Petty Enterprises
Final race for Earnhardt in the #15
Crazy finish, Ken Squire & Cale Yarborough announcer, 2:38 of coverage

1984 Daytona 500
Cale Yarborough becomes the 1st to break 200 mph. at Daytone
A great performance, he wins the race for the second year in a row
Dale Earnhardt debuts his new #3 car
Earnhardt & Darrell Waltrip fight it out for 2nd & 3rd
Nice quality, 2 disks

1984 Winston Western 500
Held November 18 at Riverside
Terry Labonte wins the Winston Cup Championship
Bobby Rahal makes his Nascar debut
Over 3 hours of coverage, Ken Squire & Dave Despain announcers

1985 Budweiser 400 at Riverside
Held on June 2 at Riverside
Steve Evans & Brock Yates on TNN
52 minutes, missing final 16 min.s

1985 Winston Western 500
Held on November 17 at Riverside
Darrell Waltrip clinches his 3rd Winston Cup title
Terry Labonte wins the pole, Ricky Rudd wins the race
Ken Squire, Chris Economaki & Dave Despain, 2:36 TBS

1986 Daytona 500
Bill Elliot wins the pole at over 205 mph!
Bodine, Earnhardt, & Labonte race for the checkered flag
Some commercials, 2 disks
*includes highlights of Qualifying & the Busch Clash

1986 Coca Cola 600
Held on May 25 at Charlotte
Dale Earnhardt battles Tim Richmond & Cale Yarborough
Good race, TV coverage joins race in progress lap 123 of 400

1986 Budweiser 400 at Riverside
Held on June 1 at Riverside
Darrell Waltrip passes Tim Richmond on the last lap
Steve Evans & Brock Yates on TNN, low sound

1986 Winston Western 500
Held November 16 at Riverside
Tim Richmond wins the pole
Earnhardt, Richmond & Bodine race for the checkered flag
Last race for Waltrip & Bonnet with Junior Johnson
Earnhardt officially becomes 2-time Winston Cup Champion

1987 First Union 400
Held April 5 at North Wilksboro Speedway
Earnhardt wins 2nd race in a row (of his famous streak of 4 straight)
Bob Jenkins & the late Larry Nuber, Speedworld 2:23

1987 Valleydale Meats 500
Held April 12 at Bristol
Earnhardt wins 3rd in a row (of his famous streak of 4 straight)
“King” Richard Petty makes Dale work for it
Bob Jenkins & the late Larry Nuber, Speedworld 2:30

1990 Banquet Frozen Foods 300
Held June 10 at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma
Rusty Wallace continues his road course dominance
Mark Martin gives Rusty a run for his money
Bob Jenkins & Benny Parsons, Speedworld 2:17

1990 Atlanta Journal 500
Held November 18 at Atlanta
Dale Earnhardt wins his 4th Winston Cup Title
Morgan Sheperd & Geoff Bodine battle for the race win
Tragedy as Ricky Rudd hits Bill Elliot’s crewman on pit road
Bob Jenkins, Benny Parsons & Ned Jarrett, Speedworld 3:13

1991 Daytona 500
Davey Allison starts on the pole
Richard Petty starts his 31st Daytona
Ernie Irvan wins it over Sterling Marlin
Raw feed, almost 4 hours of coverage, 2 disk

1991 Banquet Frozen Foods 300
Held June 9 at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma
Wild controversial finish between Davey Allison, Ricky Rudd, Mark Martin & Tommy Kendall
Bob Jenkins, Ned Jarrett, Benny Parsons, Sportsworld 2:15

1992 Busch Clash
Geoff Bodine, Mark Martin, & Ernie Ervan trade some paint
1 disk

1992 Hooters 500
Widely considered one of the greatest races in Nascar history
Held November 15 at Atlanta
Alan Kulwicki wins the championship
Richard Petty’s final race
Jeff Gordon’s first Nascar race
Almost 5 hours of coverage, 3 disks

1994 Save Mart Supermarkets 300
Held May 15 at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma
Ernie Irvan wins the pole
Irvan, Bodine & Earnhardt battle for the victory
Bob Jenkins, Ned Jarrett, Nemmy Parsons, Speedworld 2:10

1996 Daytona 500
Dale Earnhardt wins the pole
Dale Jarrett & Earnhardt battle for the win
Some commercials, 2 disks

-Indy Cars
1966 The 50th Indianapolis 500
Extremely Rare, very cool!
It looks like it could be the closed-circuit broadcast
No announcer, just the actual track sounds & the track announcer
Graham Hill & Jim Clark finish 1st & 2md
Jackie Stewart wins rookie of the year
3 disks, no audio for the first 17 minutes

1970 Phoenix 150
1st race of the USAC season
Featuring Mario Amdretti, A.J. Foyt, Al & Bobby Unser among others
Jim McKay, Chris Economaki, & Roger Ward announcers
ABC Wide Worl of Sports, missing last 10 laps (no lead changes). 1 disk

-Racing Documentary
“Racing The Sunoco Special” (1966)
Featuring Mark Donohue & Roger Penske
A rare film all about the ’66 season of the Sunoco Special
36 minutes, 1 disk

-Drag Racing
1984 Jet Cars at Englishtown
Features the jet dragster & jet funny cars
From “The Superchargers”, 1 disk

-Drag Boat Racing
1987 IHBA Spring Nationals -Puddingstone Lake, CA
1989 Drag Boat World Championships -High Point, NC
1993 IHBA California Nationals -Bakersfield, CA
1994 IHBA Summer Nationals -Chowchilla, CA
2007 IHBA Nitro Nationals -Red Bluff, CA
2007 IHBA Super Nationals -Chowchilla, CA
2007 IHBA Marble Falls Lakefest -Marble Falls, TX
2007 IHBA Thunder Boat Regatta -San Diego, CA
2007 IHBA World Finals -Phoenix, AZ
2008 IHBA Lakefest -Phoenix, AZ
2008 IHBA Lakefest -Marble Falls
2008 IHBA Bay Fair -San Diego, CA
2998 UHBA Super Nationals -Chowchilla, CA
2008 IHBA World Finals -Phoenix, AZ
2009 IHBA Season Opener _Phoenix, AZ
2009 IHBA Lucas Oil Nationals -Marble Falls, TX
2009 IHBA Bay Fair -San Diego, CA
2009 IHBA World Finals
2009 IHBA Year In Review
2010 Spring Nationals
2010 World Finals -Phoenix, AZ
2011 Mayfest -Phoenix, AZ
2011 Showdown In San Angelo -San Angelo, TX
2011 Lucas Oil Nationals -Wheatland,, MO
2011 Marble Falls Lakefest -Marble Falls, TX
2011 Fall Classic -San Diego, CA
2011 World Finals -Phoenix, AZ
2011 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series Season In Review
2012 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series:
-Wheatland, MO
-Marble Falls, TX
-San Angelo, TX
-San Diego, CA
-World Finals at Firebird Lake, AZ
2012 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series Year In Review
2013 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series
-San Angelo
-Marble Falls
-Diamond Nationals (Wheatland, MO)
-Fall Classic (Chandler, AZ)
-World Finals (Chandler, AZ)
2014 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series
-Arizona Drag Boat Nationals -Chandler, AZ
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAF, Pro Mod, & Quick Eliminator
-John Hass Memorial -Wheatland, MO
Top Fuel, TAF, Pro Mod, & Quick Eliminator
-Loanmart Lakefest Marble Falls, Tx
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAF, & Pro Mod
-Diamond Nationals -Wheatland, MO
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAH, TAF, Pro Mod, & Quick Eliminator
-Showdown At San Angelo San Angelo, TX
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAF,
-Thunder On The River Lake Havasu, AZ
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAF, & Pro Mod
-World Finals -Chandler, AZ
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAF, TAH, & Pro Mod
2015 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series
-Colorado River Challenge -Parker, AZ
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAF, Pro Outlaw
-Spring Nationals -Phoenix, AZ
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAH, Pro Outlaw, Pro Mod
-John Haas Memorial -Wheatland, MO
Qualifying, Top Fuel, Pro Mod
-Showdown at San Angelo -San Angelo, TX
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAH, TAF
-Thunder On The River -Marble Falls, TX
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAF, Pro Outlaw, Pro Mod
-Diamond Nationals -Wheatland, MO
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAH, Pro Outlaw, Pro Mod
-World Finals -Phoenix, AZ
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAH, TAF, Pro Outlaw, Pro Mod

“Hot Boat” (a very cool show about drag boats by Main Event) 30 min.
“Need For Speed” (a documentary about boat racing) 44 min.
Bill Muncey – Classic Wide World of Sports
Tim Morgan Interview 7 min.

Absolute Evel: The Evel Knievel Story (documentary) 1:30 min.
Evel Knievel: Wide World of Sports

from Holy Toledo!

February 15, 2016

What’s New In Vintage Sports Video for 2016!


While everyone was off celebrating for the holidays and drinking champagne to toast the new year Holy Toledo was busy finding new gems in the wonderful wacky wild world of vintage sports video.

With so many new items to describe, it is difficult to determine what to highlight first. I suppose it would be best to begin with games that were never knew existed before. Take for example the really cool version of the 1980 week 12 matchup between the two teams that would eventually meet in the Super Bowl Oakland at Philadelphia. This is a really nice copy and an excellent game. Raider fans have been searching for this one for many years.

Raiders fans also might take note of the two new nice quality upgrades from 1982, 1983, 2000, and 2004.

There are a few new Monday Night & Thursday Night football games from the Howard Cosell era that have been discovered.

If you are a fan of Billy Sims or the Lions, take note that I have found copies of his first few NFL games, and he came into the league with a big splash!

Speaking of 1980, you will see that I added more games of a couple really fun teams to watch, the “Cardiac Kids” of Cleveland led by Brian Sipe, and Bartkowski’s high flying Falcons.

If you love overtime thrillers take note of the two great games from week 8 and 9, 2001. These were the two weeks in a row that the bears won back-to-back overtime games because of a linebacker named Mike Brown. As good as the 49ers at Bears game is, the Browns at Bears game the following week is even better. And wait until you see the quality of that Browns-Bears game, it is spectacular.

Speaking o beautiful quality… I picked up a really nice copy of the Cleveland Browns final game at the old Municipal Stadium (1995) before they moved to Baltimore. This copy also includes local pre and postgame coverage. A must have for any true Browns fan.

Do you remember a guy they called “The Nigerian Nightmare”? His name is Christian Okoye, and during his prime he was about as dominating and scary a running back to ever play the game. I picked up some of his best games from 1989 and 1990.

There are just too many goodies to mention them all so simply scour the list below to see what is new from Holy Toledo! In addition to the NFL games you will find some rare college football, a few whopper of baseball games, along with basketball and racing. As always feel free to email me with any questions.

from Holy Toledo!


*** What’s New *****

10th Anniversary o Monday Night Football
“Monday Night Madness”
Hosted by Robert Urich, he interviews Howard, rank & Dandy Don
Great footage, 1 hour

1977 Wk13 Detroit at Baltimore Colts
Rare direct feed featuring Johnny Unitas as color announcer at Memorial Stadium
Nice Quality, 4 disks

1978 Wk14 Pittsburgh at Houston
Rough and rugged rivaly game dominated by defense
1 disk

1979 Wk2 Houston at Pittsburgh
Too much Steel Curtain & Terry Bradshaw for the Oilers to handle
Dick Enberg & Merlin Olsen announcers
Very Nice Quality, 3 disks

1979 Wk14 New England at Miami TNF
Big game will decide the AFC East
Larry Csonka’s last big game in his final season, 3 TD’s
Cosell interviews Sugar Ray Leonard at halftime
Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1980 Wk1 Detroit at Los Angeles Rams
Rams 1st game at Anaheim Stadium
Drew Hill returns season opening kickoff for a 98 yard TD
Billy Sims has a huge irst NL game, 3 TD’s & 159 yards
Vin Scully and George Allen announcers
Commercials, 2 disks

1980 Wk2 Atlanta at New England
Bartkowski, William Andrews, & Junior Miller put on a show
Scoring-fest in the 1st Half, both defenses turn it up in the 2nd Half
Gary Bender & John Madden announcers
Good quality, Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1980 Wk2 Dallas at Denver
The Orange Crush vs. America’s Team
Lindsey Nelson & Sonny Jorgenson, Haltime, 2 disks

1980 Wk3 Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
Nice Bengal comeback, good 30-28 game
Don Criqui & John Brodie announcers
Some edited huddles but reasonably well done, 2 disks

1980 Wk4 Minnesota at Detroit
Rookie Billy Sims has another bid day, 183 yards
Red hot Lions stay undefeated
Postgame, commercials, 2 disks

1980 Wk4 Cleveland at Tampa Bay
Good 34-27 game, Brian Sipe vs. Doug Williams
Both QB’s throw 3 TD’s & over 300 yards
Missed opening kickoff, 2 disks

1980 Wk5 San Francisco at Los Angeles Rams
Vince Ferragamo shreds the 49ers defense, 4 TD passes
A young Joe Montana tries to lead a comeback
Vin Scully & George llen announcers, 2 disks

1980 Wk9 Dallas at St. Louis
Five lead changes, including three in the 4th quarter
Frank Glieber & Roger Staubach announcers
2 disks

1980 Wk10 Atlanta at St. Louis Cardinals
Exciting overtime game featuring almost 1000 yards of offense
Two gunslingers: Jim Hart vs. Steve Bartkowski
Summerall and Brookshire announcers
NFL Today pregame, 2 disks

1980 Wk12 Oakland at Philadelphia
RARE Never Before Known To Exist Version!
Tremendous defensive battle, Super Bowl preview
Nice Quality, Halftime, postgame, Enberg & Trumpy, 3 disks

1980 Wk14 Atlanta at Philadelphia
Very close game between two good teams
Bartkowski leads Falcons to their 8th win in a row
Gary Bender & John Madden announcers
2 disks

1981 Wk12 Miami at New York Jets
A great game & a battle for 1st place
At Shea Richard Todd turns in a gutsy performance,
as he leads his Jets to an amazing last second win!
Above average quality, 2 dsisks

1982 Gm6 LA Raiders at Kansas City
Howie Long’s 1st NFL start
Last second comeback led by Jim Plunkett,
as he throws for 3 TD passes & over 300 yards
Nice Upgrade, 3 disks

1983 Wk2 San Diego at Kansas City MN
Hard to find MNF recording
Exciting game, two lead changes in final 3 minutes
2 Disks

1983 Wk7 LA Raiders at Seattle
Wild 38-36 game
Raiders hold Seahawaks to only 2 net yards passing,
but lose by giving up 8 turnovers & 8 sacks!
Nice Upgrade, local Seattle postgame, 3 disks

1984 Wk5 Dallas at Chicago
Hall of Fame matchup: Payton vs. Dorsett
Summerall & Madden announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

1984 Wk16 Denver at Seattle
Both teams come in at 12-3, the winner claims the AFC West
Enberg & Merlin Olsen announcers
2 disks

1987 Wk12 Philadelphia at New England
Randall Cunningham leads his Eagles to a 31-10 lead,
Tom Ramsey leads a dramatic 4th quarter comeback
Wild 34-31 OT game, unfortunately missing the OT, everything else complete
Dick Stockton & Terry Bradshaw, 2 disks

1989 Wk7 Dallas at Kansas City
Christian Okoye shows why he is “The Nigerian Nightmare”
33 rushes for 170 yards and 2 TD’s
2 disks

1990 Wk16 Miami at Buffalo
It comes down to one game to decide the AC East
Two excellent teams, big rivalry
Albert & Maguire, Halftime, commercials, postgame, 2 disks

1995 Wk16 Cincinnati at Cleveland
Final game for the old Cleveland Browns
Last game at Municipal Stadium & the Dog Pound
Tons of extra local footage
Pregame, postgame, 2 disks

2000 Wk8 Seattle at Oakland
Tyrone Wheatley 15 rushes for an amazing 156 yards
Upgrade, 2 disks

** 2001 Wk3 Indianapolis at New England
“ Brady – Manning I ”
Tom Brady’s 1st NFL start
Nice Quality, Pregame, Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

2001 Wk7 San Francisco at Chicago
Big Bears comeback lead to…
The shortest OT in the history of the NFL
Mike Brown ends it on a Pick-6!
Exciting game, Halftime, postgame, 2 disks

2001 Wk8 Cleveland at Chicago
Bears score 14 points in final 32 seconds to send the game into OT
Mike Brown wins it… AGAIN!
Incredible game, great quality, 2 disks

2002 Wk12 Oakland at Arizona
Rich Gannon shows why he is an MVP
Upgrade, Halftime + commercials, 2 disks

2003 Wk13 New England at Indianapolis
Brady vs. Manning III
Patriots take a 31-10 lead only to have the Colts storm back
Great game with fantastic finish!
Commercials, 2 disks

2004 Wk1 Indianapolis at New England TNF
Brady vs. Manning V
Down to the final seconds on Opening night of the ’04 season
Madden & Michaels, Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

2004 Wk2 Buffalo at Oakland
Rich Gannon’s final full game
Upgrade, Halftime + commercials, 2 disks

2004 Wk3 Tampa Bay at Oakland SNF
“Chucky” Gruden return to The Black Hole
Rich Gannon’s final game
Upgrade, Halftime + commercials, 2 disks

2004 Wk12 Oakland at Denver SNF
Great game in the snow
Ronald Curry makes one of the greatest catches ever!
Upgrade, 2 disks

2005 Wk9 Indianapolis at New England MNF
Brady vs. Manning VII
Manning finally gets his revenge
Colts remain undefeated in a big win
Pregame, Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

2008 Wk8 Seattle at San Francisco
Mike Singletary throws out Vernon Davis
Singletary’s 1st game as head coach
Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

2009 Wk1 Buffalo at New England MNF
40th Anniversary of Monday Night Football
50th Anniversary of the AFL
Throwback uniforms & Brady’s first game since his mahor injury
Pats score 2 TD’s in final 2:06 to win by a single point
Halftime, postgame, 2 disks

2012 Wk6 Denver at San Diego MNF
Chargers bolt to a 24-0 lead
Peyton Manning leads a 4th quarter comeback
Exciting game, Halftime, postgame, 2 disks

1970 Orange Bowl Penn St. vs Missouri
Lydell Mitchell, Mike Reid, Mel Gray,
Joe Paterno vs. Dan Devine, Jim Simpson & Al DeRogatis announcers
Counter at the bottom, 2 disks

1974 Stanford at Penn St.
Keith Jackson and Ara Parseghian announcers
Nice quality for ’74, commercials, 1 disk

1977 Oklahoma at Texas
Featuring the great Earl Campbellm & many other future NFL players like David Overstreet, Billy Sims, Steve McMichael,, Lam Jones, Kenny King, Alfred Jackson, Johnnie Johnson, Reggie Kinlaw, Lyle Blackwood, Russell Erxleben, Ewe Von Schaman
Erxleben hits a 64 yard firld goal
At the Cotton Bowl, fair quality, 2 disks

1978 Sugar Bowl
Alabama vs. Ohio State
Paul “Bear” Bryant vs. Woody Hayes
Keith Jackson and Ara Parseghian announcers
1 disk
*** MLB ****

The “Billyball” Oakland A’s at Boston Red Sox
Rickey Henderson & Joe Rudi vs. Yaz, Rice, & Evans
NBC Game of the Week, Costas & Sal Bando announcers
Pregame, missing last 2 outs (no scoring), 1 disk

9-8-1998 Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals
Mark McGwire hits historic HR #62 on dvd
Joe Buck & Tim McCarver announcers
Includes postgame interview with Mark & his parents, 2 disks

2011 World Series Game 6
Texas at St. Louis
Arguably one of the greatest baseball games ever played
Cardinals are down to their season’s final out & final strike, TWICE!
Both teams combine to comeback to tie the game six different times
A legendary game for one team, a crushing heartbreaker for the other
Pregame plus all 11 innings, 2 disks
*** NBA ****

1991 Western Conference Semi-Final Game 2
Golden St. at Los Angeles Lakers
“Run T-M-C” shoots for the upset
Rebroadcast, 1 disk

1991 Western Conference Semi-Final Game 5
Golden St. at Los Angeles Lakers
Can Magic & co. eliminate the Dubs?
Rebroadcast, 1 disk

3-28-1995 Chicago Bulls at New York Knics
Jordan returms to NY and scores 55, great game
Rebroadcast, 1 disk

1-30-1996 Golden St. at Los Angeles Lakers
A historic moment in sports as Magic Johnson returns to the NBA!
Rebroadcast, 1 disk

*** USAC Indy Cars ***
1970 Phoenix 150
Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Al & Bobby Unser
Wide World of Sports
Missing final 10 laps,
Jim McKay and Chris Econonaki announcer

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November 6, 2015

The Immaculate Reception on DVD, 1972 Raiders at Steelers

Filed under: NFL, Oakland Raiders, Vintage Sports Video — Bill @ 9:04 am


December 23, 1972
Oakland Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers
AFC Divisional Playoff

Recognized as the single greatest touchdown in the history of the NFL, to this day it still remains clouded in controversy. Depending on who you ask it was either a miracle with divine intervention, or a scandal of legendary proportion. Everyone alive at the age of reason remembers where they were, or who they were with when it happened. It is a conspiracy theorist’s dream. One of those once in a lifetime events you wouldn’t dare to create, because nobody would believe it. Yet it did happen, perhaps with an assist from the officiating team, we may never be certain of what actually occurred. The only thing that is certain is that three rives parted, a man named Franco strode through, and the Pittsburgh Steelers won their first ever playoff game. We know it simply as The Immaculate Reception.

We would all love to own a copy of the actual television broadcast from that day, however, as of this moment no copy is known to exist. So I have done the next best thing, I have created the ultimate Immaculate Reception Collection, or the Immaculate Collection if you will. It contains every major video captured of the game, over 3 hours of what is recognized as the source of which all other videos were made. In addition it includes a rare recording of the actual radio broadcast of the game as it was called on that historic day. It is by far the most complete high quality collection ever assembled from the events that occurred on December 23rd, 1972.

This immaculate collection includes the most complete and highest quality video & audio recordings known to exist. You can relive every moment, decide for yourself, listen to the men who played in the game, or simply enjoy the historical significance of one of the greatest games of all-time.

What Does It Include?
-The actual TV broadcast of the play as called by Curt Gowdy

-The actual radio broadcast of the entire game, with postgame coverage as it actually was called by Van Patrick & Bob Reynolds

-The 1972 NFL Game Of The Week Show specifically dedicated to this game

-A show from 1972 called This Week In Pro Football, it includes highlights of all four playoff games played that weekend

-A terrific documentary that sheds new light on the evidence of what actually occurred, it provides a historical perspective, as well as interviews from many parties involved in the game, called A Football Life “The Immaculate Reception”

-The 1972 Steelers season highlight film

-A rare video featuring highlights of the entire memorable 1972 season, called NFL ‘72

-For a different perspective, the 1972 Raiders season highlight film

-A great segment from a show call The 75 Greatest Touchdowns In NFL History

A total of over 6 hours of immaculate enjoyment on 3 dvds and 3 cds.

Why Am I Qualified To Build This Collection?
Many of you may know, but just in case you don’t, I am a sports video historian. I have been collecting sports videos for over 30 years. It all started with my first vcr, the time I recorded Wide World of Sports wanting to tape the drag races for my father. Soon I began taping football games, and well the rest is history. Today my collection is considered one of the foremost vintage sports video archives on the West Coast. I have been the subject of articles written in several major sports publications. That being said, there is one thing I always remind people about this avocation. I do not partake in this hobby for profit, it is always for the sake of the collection.

As a sports video historian, it has taken me years of painstaking effort to accumulate a massive library. In order to find the highest quality videos I have had to obtain multiple copies of the same game. All the work is worth it when you press play on that remote and you know, without a doubt, this is the best quality recording known to exist.

To build the foremost Immaculate Collection one also needs to know something about television. What TV shows were talking about football in 1972? Where do you find a copy of those shows? It takes experience to be able to weed out what is bad, to know the difference between an original or a rebroadcast, and to know when you’ve found a treasure. It also helps to have a passion about sports, to love the game, and to enjoy the many hours it takes to build and maintain such a hobby.

The Immaculate Reception Collection
Table of Contents:
DVD #1:
-The NBC TV broadcast of the actual play (1:09)
-1972 Steelers Season Highlight Film (22:24)
-NFL ’72 (22:16)

DVD #2:
-1972 This Week In Pro Football (44:37)
-1972 NFL Game Of The Week (22:08)

DVD #3:
-“The Immaculate Reception”, A Football Life (44:38)
-1972 Raiders Season Highlight Film (25:08)
-The 75 Greatest Touchdowns In NFL History (5:14)

CD #1 thru 3:
-The Actual 1972 Complete Radio Broadcast
The late Van Patrick & Bob Reynolds are announcers on the Mutual Network
Includes brief pregame, the entire game, plus the postgame

If you wish to purchase this item, need more information, or if you want to receive via email an updated list of my entire vintage sports video library, email me at:

You can also view a partial list here on this site
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November 5, 2015

If You Love Vintage Sports You Will Want To See What’s New From Holy Toledo!

As we enter the 11th month on 2015 it is time to begin preparing for the holiday season, clean your gutters, find your favorite turkey recipe, and stock up on vintage sports videos! Well hey, that’s what I do.

You know me, I’m always adding to the massive sports video collection. My newest batch of games contain some remarkable items, including one thing I thought I would never own. A game with the legendary coach Vince Lombardi!

I’ve discovered a huge lot of games from the great West Coast rivalry of the LA Rams versus the San Francisco 49ers. As the old saying goes “these two teams just do not like each other”, and it shows in these great games.

If you like defense hide your eyes, I have many games with almost 1000 yards of offense, including several of the highest scoring games ever.

Need some miracle finishes for the holidays? One need look no further, there are many fantastic finishes &on this list. Craving a comeback? How about Elway’s 1st ever 4th quarter comeback? That’s here.

Want to show your grandkids why Staubach, Montana & Fouts were so good? Have they ever seen an actual game with Earl Campbell, Walter Payton, or this guy who used to wear funny looking goggles named Dickerson? Maybe you simply prefer the 1970’s style of hard nosed football? Teach them the story about the Cardiac Kids by showing them a game. Want to see a young college freshman named Hershel or Bo? Or maybe you would like to see the last game played at Shea Stadium or the first one at Three Rivers? It’s here. In fact if one were to look thru my entire “2015 UPDATED FOOTBALL LIST” (which I can send you via email), you would find just about every major moment in football history live as it occurred.


“The MJ Six Pack”
Now you can have all 6 of Michael Jordan’s championship winning games on dvd. They could be yours, or you could gift them to a friend. I think almost every sports fan would enjoy an “MJ Six Pack” under their tree. $42
Includes: 1991 Bulls vs. Lakers, Game 5 – 1992 Bulls vs. Blazers, Game 6 – 1993 Bulls vs. Suns, Game 6 – 1996 Bulls vs. Supersonics, Game 6 – 1997 Bulls vs. Jazz, Game 6 – 1998 Bulls vs. Jazz, Game 6

Email me for more details or questions: holytoledo@sonic.net
“Holiday Six Pack”
Pick any 6 games or race you want from my entire collection, at a great price, on sale for the holidays.

That is any 6 Warriors games from last season’s championship run.
Any 6 SF Giants games from their 3 championships
Any 6 Raiders games from my incredible collection
Any 6 49ers games from the Bill Walsh era.
Any 6 NHRA U.S. Nationals races from my vast collection.

Choose ANY 6 Football games, any 6 Drag races, any 6 Baseball or Basketball games, any 6 USFL games, any 6 Indy or Daytona races, and 6 Rose Bowl or Orange Bowl games. Or for that matter any combination of any event that adds up to 6.

*unless you wish to trade, which I would be happy to discuss
Email me for more details or questions: holytoledo@sonic.net

Attention Holy Toledo Fans! Big Announcement Coming!
Be on the look out for an exciting announcement coming to you here at Holy Toledo in just a few days!

Until next time, be good to one another, be sweet to your children and stay warm.
from Holy Toledo!
*** What’s New *****

1969 Preseason Wk4 Detroit vs. Washington
Vince Lombardi in his final season as head coach
Jack Buck, Pat Summerall & Don Perkins announcers at Tampa Stadium
Pregame, halftime, postgame, 2 disks

1977 Wk11 Dallas at Washington
Staubach vs. Theisman
Summerall & Brookshire announcers
Halftime with Jimmy “the Greek”, some commercials, 2 disks

1978 Wk7 New Orleans at San Francisco
Here is a game where the winning QB completes 2 passes
Commercials, 2 disks

1978 Wk9 Kansas City at Pittsburgh
Can Marv Levy’s Winged-T offense upset the Steelers?
2 disks

1979 Wk1 San Francisco at Minnesota
Bill Walsh’s 1st game as a head coach
Ahmad Rashad puts on a show 4 TD’s
Vin Scully & George Allen announcers
Good game, 2 disks

1979 Wk2 Dallas at San Francisco
The rivalry is rekindled…
1st Bill Walsh coached team vs. the Cowboys
Vin Scully & George Allen announcers
Picture quality is soft, halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1979 Wk4 Seattle at Denver
A great 24 pt. comeback led by Morton, Moses & Upchurch
Largent is fantastic as usual
Exciting game, halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1979 Wk5 San Francisco at San Diego
Early “Air Coryell” vs. a young Walsh “West Coast Offense”
Kellen Winslow’s 1st NFL start,
Interesting Al Cowlings reference in the 2nd quarter
Raw feed, halftime, 2 disks

1979 Wk6 Seattle at San Francisco
Zorn & Larget vs. DeBerg & Solomon
Marv Albert & Mike Hafner announcers
Commercials, postgame, 2 disks

1979 Wk7 San Francisco at New York Giants
Rookie QB Phil Simms goes off in only his 2nd NFL start
Halftime, 1 disk

1979 Wk7 Washington at Cleveland
Brian Sipe vs. Joe Theisman in a tight game
Down to the wire finish, game decided with only 27 secinds left
Commercials, 2 disks

1979 Wk9 Chicago at San Francisco
Big day for Walter Payton 3 TD’s & 162 yards
Good game, 6 lead changes
Bob Costas & Johnny Morris announcers
Wild finish, 1 disk

1979 Wk11 San Diego at Cincinnati
Exciting game featuring two great QB’s Fouts vs. Ken Anderson
Back & forth game with a fantastic finish
Nice Quality, halftime, commercials, 3 disks

1979 Wk13 Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco
Wendell Tyler stars for the Rams
Good Quality, good game, 2 disks

1979 Wk14 Green Bay at Washington
Nice Redskins comeback, Theisman vs. Dickey
Vin Scully & George Allen announcers
Nice quality, Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1979 Wk16 San Francisco at Atlanta
Six lead changes in this exciting NFC West tussle
Battle of the Steve’s; Bartkowski vs. DeBerg
Pregame, halftime, postgame, 2 disks

1981 Wk8 San Diego at Chicago
*The 1st time the Bears ever use Buddy Ryan’s 46 Defense
Air Coryell with Fouts & co., it’s a clash of styles
Fascinating OT game, 2 disks

1983 Wk2 Denver at Baltimore
The rookie Elway faces a rough Colts crowd,
as he returns to the city he spurned
Good game, Albert & Brodie announcers, 1 disk

1983 Wk2 Pittsburgh at Green Bay
James Lofton has 3 TD receptions, two are over 70 yards
Franco Harris rushes over 11,000 & over 100 yards
Costas & Trumpy announcers, halftime, 2 disks

1983 Wk6 Buffalo at Miami
Dan Marino’s 1st NFL start vs. Joe Ferguson end in OT
Fantastic offensive display by both teams, 971 yards, 8 TD passes
Van Miller’s radio call on winning FG, 1st win by Bills in Orange Bowl since 1966
Alternate 2 disk version

** 1983 Wk15 Baltimore at Denver
The rookie Elway vs. the Colts, round II
Down 19-0 going to the 4th, guess who leads the comeback?
It’s John Elway’s 1st NFL 4th quarter comeback win,
and his first 300 yard game as a pro
Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1983 Wk15 Pittsburgh at New York Jets
The last NFL game at Shea Stadium
Terry Bradshaw’s final NFL game
So long Shea… Halftime, 2 disks

1984 Wk5 Miami at St. Louis Cardinals
High scoring game with 997 yards of offense
Dan Marino vs. Neil Lomax in a fun shootout
Halftime includes “AFL Remembered” about NY Titans / Jets, commercials, 2 disks

1984 Wk6 San Diego at Green Bay
Both QB’s Fouts & Dickey pass for over 375 yards and 3 TD’s
Kellen Winslows hauls in 15 receptions
Good game, 1 disk

1986 Wk4 San Francisco at Miami
Walsh vs. Shula, Rice, Clark & Craig vs. the Marks Brothers
Tom Brookshire & Dick Vermeil announcers
Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1987 Wk7 San Francisco at New Orleans
Two of the top NFC teams of ’87 square off in a great division rivalry game
The ’87 49ers-Saints series had it all, blocked punts & FG’s,
lead changes, comebacks, goalline stands, high drama,
and two “Fantastic Finishes”
2 disks

1987 Wk10 New Orleans at San Francisco
Both teams are loaded up for a great rematch,
and the game lives up to it’s billing, down to the wire
Young & Montana vs. Bobby Hebert
Pregame, 1 disk

1987 Wk16 Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco SNF
49ers demolish Rams 48-0
Steve Young 3 TD passes
Joe Montana 2 TD passes
Nice Quality, Halftime, 2 disks

1988 Wk1 San Francisco at New Orleans
Another great game (34-33) between these two good teams
Montana leads 2nd Half comeback vs. Sam Mills & co.
John Madden & Vern Lundquist announcers
Pregame, 1 disk

1988 Wk6 Denver at San Francisco
Elway vs. Montana duel leads to Overtime!
Roger Craig has a big day
Excellent Quality, 2 disks

1988 Wk6 New York Giants at Philadelphia
The famous Randall Cunninham play, retains his balance to throw a TD pass
Reggie White vs. Lawrence Taylor, Buddy Ryan vs. Bill Parcells
1 disk

1988 Wk7 San Francisco at Los Angeles Rams
Tight back & forth game between two good teams
Roger Craig has a huge day 190 yards 3 TD’s & a spectacular run!
Madden & Summerall announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

1988 Wk12 Washington at San Francisco MNF
John Tayloy returns a punt 99 yards
Jerry Rice catches an 80 yard TD pass
Nice Quality, Halftime, commercials, local SF postgame, 4 disks

1988 Wk16 Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco SNF
Bill Walsh’s final regular season game
Jim Everett throws 4 TD passes
Rams crush SF QB’s with 9 sacks
Audio static, 1 disk

1989 Wk4 Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco
A tight defensive battle the goes down to the final seconds
Flipper Anderson enjoys a bug day
C quality, Halftime, 2 disk

1989 Wk12 New York Giants at San Francisco MNF
Joe Montana is spectacular
Phil Simms has a pretty darn good game as well
Good game, 2 disks

1989 Wk14 New Yorl Giants at Denver
In the snow, it’s two good teams, it’s Elway vs. Simms
Madden & Summerall announcers
2 disks

1990 Wk12 Los Angeles at San Francisco
They call him Flipper…
but I call it the Cleveland Gary & Buford McGee show!
Rams stop 49ers 18 game winning streak
Madden & Summerall announcers
Nice Quality, 2 disks

1990 Wk15 San Francisco at Los Angeles MNF
Jerry Rice & Dexter Carter lead the way over their division rivals
2 disks

1991 Wk4 Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco
A late Young to Rice pass breaks open a close game
Madden & Summerall announcers
Halftime, 2 disk

1991 Wk13 San Francisco at Los Angeles MNF
49ers carve up the meat and make themselves a Rams sandwich,
they score 30 straight points to start the game
Very Nice Quality, 2 disks

1992 Wk12 San Francisco at Los Angeles Rams
Ricky Watters & Jerry Rice star in a close game, until late
Pat Summerall & John Madden announcers
Nice Quality, commercials, 2 disks

1993 Wk13 San Francisco at Los Angeles
Steve Young has a career day 462 yards, 4 TD passes
Rookie Jerome Bettis runs for 133 yards
Nice Quality, Halftime, 1 disk

1994 Wk13 Los Angeles at San Francisco SNF
Jerry Rice 16 receptions, 3 TD’s
Good game, picture a bit dark, 1 disk

2007 Wk2 Cincinnati at Cleveland
An offensive explosion by the lake, wild 51-45 game
Both teams over 500 yards, Carson Palmer 6 TD passes, Derek Alexander 5 TD passes
Jamal Lewis 216 yards rushing, Chad Johnson 209 yards receiving
Pregame, missing kickoff, halftime, commercials, 2 disks

2008 Wk4 Arizona at New York Jets
Other than Darrell Revis, everyone who plays defense should hide your eyes
Brett Favre 6 TD passes, Kurt Warner throws for 472 yards
A wild game in which 91 points are scored
Throwback uniforms, commercials, 2 disks

2013 Wk5 Denver at Dallas
A 51-48 game, the 5th highest scoring game in NFL History
Romo is 1st Cowboy in franchise history to pass for 500 yards
Manning over 400 yards passing 4 TD’s
Both teams over 500 yards of offense
2 disks

2015 Wk8 New York Giants at New Orleans
Burn the record books, this game becomes the new nenchmark
13 TD passes combined, 7 for Brees, 6 for Eli
101 points combined is the 3rd highest scoring game in NFL History
(I also have the 2nd highest if you want to see it)
4 disks


1968 USC vs. UCLA
O.J. Simpson & Bob Chandler in their prime
Chris Schenkel, Bud Wilkenson, & Kieth Jackson announcers
Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1980 South Carolina at Georgia
Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers 166 yards vs.
Freshman Hershel Walker 219 yards
Good game, 1 disk

1980 Georgia at Florida
“Miracle on Duval Street!”, Buck Belue to Lindsay Scott
Freshman Herschel Walker runs wild, 238 yards
Highly ranked Gators led by Cris Collinsworth
Al Michaels & Frank Broyals announcers
Incredible finish, 2 disks

1982 Sugar Bowl
Pittsburgh vs. Georgia
Dan Marino’s Panthers vs. Hershel Walker’s Bulldogs
Exciting game, many lead changes, lots of eventual NFL players
Keith Jackson & Frank Broyals announcers
2 disks

1984 Rose Bowl
UCLA vs. Illinios
Bruins led by QB Rick Neuheisel
C quality (tracking issues), Halftime, 2 disks

2015 Michigan State at Michigan
The residents of the Big House were just seconds away,
“Just Punt Baby!”
One of college football’s all-time craziest endings!
3 disks of great football
*** NBA *****

1991 NBA Finals, All 5 games
Michael Jordan wins his 1st title
A 5 disk set of all 5 games
Very Nice Quality

1992 NBA Finals Game 6
Portland at Chicago
Bulls overcome 15 pt. 4th quarter deficit
Michael Jordan wins 2nd title in a row
Pregame, halftime, postgame, 1 disk

1993 NBA Finals Game 6
Chicago at Phoenix
Jordan & Bulls get the three-peat!
Pregame, halftime, postgame, some commercials, 2 disks

1996 NBA Finals Game 6
Seattle at Chicago
Bulls & MJ win 4th title
Pregame, postgame, 1 disk

1997 NBA Finals Game 6
Utah at Chicago
Steve Kerr hits the game winning shot
Jordan & the Bulls win their 5th title
Very High Quality, lots of extras, 2 disks

1998 NBA Finals Game 6
Chicago at Utah
Michael & Phil Jackson finish their run with a 6th title
Great game, many extras includes
Pregame, halftime, postgame, 2 disks
**If you want to see my complete game list find it here on this site (link to your right, or email me for the most current list.

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