By Ben Bowers
on 7.19.11

Neil Leifer is the world’s preeminent sports photographer. Don’t recognize the name? Well, just know that 160 of his images have graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, 40 have made the cover of Time, he’s published over 15 books, and he took this photo of Muhammad Ali’s 1965 knock out of Sonny Liston. Mull over those facts, and then consider that Leifer personally views his Football photos as his best work. Guts and Glory: The Golden Age of American Football, 1958-1978 ($32) collects 160 of his best snaps on the gridiron, culled from over 10,000 rolls of film. After years of exclusivity as a limited edition art house book priced at a whopping $18,000, this prized work is now finally being made available to fans and photogs alike for a reasonable $32. Essentially, it’s the best crutch we could have ever dreamed of for limping through the final summer weeks until September shows up — as long as LFL game re-runs aren’t on.

Buy Now: $32