Figure fanatics tackle this interesting pair of vintage football bobble heads. These (2) figures are 1960s "toes-up" examples with (1) Chicago Bears and (1) Pittsburgh Steelers. What we know is toes-up varieties typically come with a round gold base; and bobble figures with raised letters on front of the base are typically square base types. What we have here are:
1.) Chicago Bears with a dark blue round base with raised gold "N.F.L." lettering on the front, raised white "Bears" lettering on the jersey front and raised "00" numbers on the back. The blue helmet is plain and has been repaired at rear. Red accent stripes and white numbers appear on both sleeves and the white pants have vertical blue and red accent stripes on the sides. The legs have also been repaired at the point just below the pants and above the black toes-up shoes. The repairs are unobtrusive at arm's length and overall this piece presents nicely.
2.) Pittsburgh Steelers with black toes-up shoes on a round gold base with an NFL shield logo decal on top and "Pittsburgh" black letters decal on the front. The helmet is gold with a black accent stripe, the metal faceguard bar is secure and the black jersey has raised "Steelers" lettering in gold on the front. The back of the jersey is plain and the sleeves have gold accent stripes. Moderate wear is detected on the back on the gold pants and there is a small ding on the front of the base that has taken out the bottom of several letters of the Pittsburgh decal. The head opening is remarkably full and clean and in general this figure is very handsome and much more consistent with the toes-up variety than the Bears piece listed above.