If you’re like me and you made your first Hozimman game program purchase recently, you might be tempted to become a game program collector like myself. Luckily, you can find a lot of them going for very reasonable prices over at everybody’s favorite shop, Amazon. For example, the 2015 program is available for under 6 bucks – http://www.amazon.com/Program-Stadium-Holographic-Superbowl-Arizona/dp/B00SKD7X3Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442450704&sr=8-1&keywords=superbowl+game+program.
Unfortunately, the Game Program dates back over 45 years ago, so if you’re wanting to acquire a more impressive collection, Amazon hasn’t got you covered. Obviously, eBay is a good place to find a lot of the others. More recent ones are fairly easy to obtain, and they won’t break the bank either. This is no doubt because of the huge surge in the popularity of the Superbowl over the last few decades, making the circulation of the programs quite large. However, if you’re looking at the very first few programs, you’ll need to spend a lot more. Today I found the original 1967 game program on eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUPER-BOWL-I-January-15-1967-1-Game-Edition-Program-Not-A-Replica-EX-/361379715041?hash=item5423e8d7e1), published only a few years before AFL merged with the NFL, but it will set you back a whooping $550.
The internet is definitely the fastest way to build your collection. However, it is also the most expensive method, especially if you are in a hurry. But if you’ve collected anything before, you’ll know that the very act of collecting is a hobby that can last a lifetime. That’s the fun part of it. For me, the internet is a powerful tool – I use auction snipers and regularly scan websites to see if there are any bargains. However, you can definitely pick these at well below their market value at local yard sales and the like – so keep a look out!
Good luck to all you super bowl game program collectors!