One can never have too many textures. I absolutely love textures and backgrounds and overlays. They are so useful for various graphic design applications. Here’s a list of the most recent high quality freebies I’ve found around the web lately.
Free Vintage Scrapbooking Textures
Free Book Cover Textures & Tutorial
Crackly Grunge Overlay Texture
Subtle Distressed Patterns for Photoshop
Vintage Floral Background Texture