Look - I'm not much of a football fan - but I do like storylines. And Nicknames. And vintage cardboard. I went on COMC and picked out several low cost options to make a mini collection of Vikings.
Carl Eller, Alan Page, and Jim Marshall - all part of an imposing defensive front line. Called "the Purple People Eaters" they combined to crush their opposition for over a decade.
Tarkenton at one time held the record for most passing yards, all time. These guys are some of my favorite Vikings that I never got to watch in person.
While looking for Vikings, I also found some Gophers. Lookit that cute little mascot/logo! No wonder they never win the Big Ten - they should have a more imposing mascot... like a Buckeye.... or a Badger.