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Back Items For The Auction of February 2 & 4, 2013  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 101 Green Bay Packers souvenir nodder c.1960-1963. Square base version, very clean retaining NFL decal: EX-MT ($200-$300) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 102 Pittsburgh Steelers souvenir nodder c.1966-1968. Uncommon style has some light cracking to back of head area and a few areas of minor inpainting: EX ($150-$250) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 103 New Orleans Saints nodder c.1966-1968. Clean condition example with minimal surface wear except for a few minor flakes to the decals: EX-MT ($150-$250) $60.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 104 New Orleans Saints nodder c.1966-1968. Rare and desirable color variant with black helmet shows light surface wear with some very minor flaking under the head area. Small manufacturing imperfection is found on front of base: EX ($150-$300) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 105 Minnesota Vikings nodder c.1962-1964. Square base version with some chipping to helmet decals and light surface wear: EX ($100-$200) $70.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 106 Detroit Lions nodder c.1962-1964. Square base version with some minor chipping to helmet decals and light surface wear including tiny hairline at back of head: EX ($100-$200) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 107 Vintage New York Giants "Toes Up" nodder c.1960s. Original period doll with smiling face displays vibrant coloration with just a touch of mostly incidental wear. Head has what appears to be a few hairline cracks. High grade appearance: EX/MT ($200-$400) $85.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 108 Vintage Cleveland Browns nodder c.1960s. Original period doll with smiling face displays vibrant coloration with just a touch of wear including small crack at lower back of head, minute chip to front of base, and filled in "BR" to team name on chest: EX/MT display value ($150-$300) $94.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 109 Vintage Philadelphia Eagles "Kissing" nodders c.1960s. Matched set of original period dolls displaying light surface wear/toning. Minute nearly imperceptible crack to underside of player head mentioned for accuracy. Girl doll has similar small chip to base and retains original feather in hat: EX-EX/MT ($250-$500) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 110 Green Bay Packers pennant c.1940-1950s. Uncommon style presents in outstanding original condition with minimal wear: NM ($100-$200) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 111 New York Yanks football pennant c.1950-1951. Rare souvenir pennant from the two year NFL franchise features a player in kicking pose at left. Small portion of tip missing: EX ($150-$300) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 112 Pittsburgh Steelers American Conference Championship pennant c.1947. Full size black pennant with gold lettering and player graphic at left: EX-MT ($150-$300) $182.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 113 Green Bay Packers pennant c.1940s. Rare style features game scene graphic at left side with team name in gold lettering. Light general age fading otherwise very clean: EX ($300-$500) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 114 Green Bay Packers pennant c.1930-1940s. Early franchise era pennant with player graphic at left end: EX ($200-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 115 Los Angeles Rams pennant c.1950s: EX ($100-$200) $51.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 116 Baltimore Colts pennant c.1950s: EX ($150-$250) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 117 Washington Redskins pennant c.1950s. Uncommon style with attractive player graphic at left side: EX ($150-$250) $143.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 118 Cleveland Browns pennant c.1950s. Small hole at the far left white edge strip: VG-EX ($100-$200) $195.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 119 Chicago Bears pennant c.1950s: EX-EX/MT ($150-$250) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 120 San Francisco 49ers pennant c.1950s. Full size red pennant with attractive player graphic at left: EX-MT ($150-$250) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 121 New York Giants pennant c.1950s. Uncommon variant with player graphic at left along with New York City skyline: EX ($150-$250) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 122 Green Bay Packers Western Division Champions pennant c.1961. Full size pennant with player graphic at left end. Has a few moth hole damage areas: VG ($100-$150) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 123 Rare 1961 Green Bay Packers World Champions pennant. Full size Packers green pennant as issued for NFL Championship in which Packers defeated the Giants for their first title. Has a tiny edge chip at top border and small pinhole at tip. Framed: EX ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 124 Rare 1969 Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl IV pennant. Uncommon pennant as issued for first Super Bowl played in New Orleans in which the Chiefs defeated the Minnesota Vikings at Tulane Stadium: EX-MT ($250-$450) $155.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 125 1970 Baltimore Colts Super Bowl V pennant. Royal blue pennant with player graphic at left as issued for game played at Miami, FL: EX ($150-$300) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 126 1971 Dallas Cowboys World Champions pennant. Clean condition example with fresh original colors: NM ($100-$200) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 127 1972 Miami Dolphins Super Bowl VII pennant. Brilliant orange pennant as issued for the game played in Los Angeles with the Dolphins defeating the Redskins: EX-MT ($150-$300) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 128 Football player folk art decorated plaque c.1890-1900s. Wooden 7"x9" hand decorated placard with beveled edge highlighting central portion which features a player in period Union Suit attire and reeded shin guards. Melon style football shown in mid-air has Harvard like "H" visible. Typical surface crazing throughout with a few scattered nicks/chips: EX ($500-$750) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 129 Lot of (2) football game action cabinet photographs c.1890s. Pair of rectangular cabinet mounted images each depicting an early football game scene with wonderful period equipment visible including early helmets. Marked "Kimball, Concord, NH" at bottom left of mount with hand notated "St. Paul's Prep" on the verso. 5"x10" each having some surface soiling: VG-EX ($100-$200) $107.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 130 Rare McLouglin Bros. "Yale Princeton Foot Ball Game" c.1890s. Early football game having beautifully illustrated chromolithographic box top illustration depicting a full football game scene between the Harvard and Yale teams. Lid surface has a few areas of wrinkling and some light soiling while retaining rich vibrant color. Side aprons are intact save for two small missing portions. Interior playing board remains very nicely preserved with (2) game spinners and several wooden player pieces: EX ($750-$1,250) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 131 Ivy League football decorative fan c.1890. Ornate color lithographic fan depicting a collegiate football game scene at the center with Ivy League school insignias along the border area at top. 19" total width when open and marked "Campbell, Metzger, & Jacobson 1890" at lower right. General fine overall condition with a few expected surface tears and some creasing: EX ($300-$400) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 132 "Goal" football decorative cigar box c. 1900. Lidded mahogany box retaining a striking interior lid label having color lithographic football game scene titled "Goal". Exterior of box is similarly titled along with matching end panel game scene labeling. 5" tall by 8" long having light general overall surface wear. "3 for 5" written in period ink on end panel: EX ($400-$600) $771.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 133 Rare "Football" figural group by John Rogers c.1890s. The most desired and valuable of the various Victorian figural sculptures by noted artist John Rogers depicts a group of three men tackling a ball carrier. The group was modeled after Rogers' three sons and the captain of the Yale football team, William Herbert. Rogers's sons all attended Yale, and along with Herbert, were documented to have posed for studies preceding the creation of the offered statue. The piece consists of a plaster composite with light brown pottery glaze. Rogers' attention to detail is evident in the various nuances of the piece including the players' uniforms and melon style football. Given its original fragility, the offered example remains in fine overall condition with some typical inpainting to some areas of surface abrasion and some relatively minor areas of surface wear including a few chips with one on front corner of the base and another under back area of the base. Impressed "Football" titling remains on the front of the base with "Rogers New York" impressed onto the top of the base. One of only five examples we have handled in over 19 years ranks as the pinnacle of 19th century football display pieces: VG-EX ($2,500-$3,500) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 134 Football decorative porcelain stein c.1880-1900. Bulbous form porcelain handled stein features a two player football scene on a side panel in green tint. 5 1/2" tall marked O'Hara Dial Co. on the base. Pewter lid has an inlaid porcelain disc with gentleman in street clothes: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $440.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 135 Football decorative porcelain stein c.1880-1900. Low profile handled stein features a two player football scene on a side panel in brown tint. 4 1/2" tall marked O'Hara Dial Co. on the base. Pewter lid has an inlaid porcelain disc with gentleman in street clothes: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $610.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 136 Pair of University of Pennsylvania football decorative porcelain steins c.1900-1905. Football shaped porcelain stein featuring hand painted Penn football player graphic on the front and school insignia on the reverse. 6" tall signed by artist F.Earl Christy: EX/MT-NM and a cylindrical handled mug with similar Penn football decor by Christy marked "Usona Goodwin" underneath (some small surface flakes): EX ($400-$600) $545.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 137 Rare large format football decorative porcelain stein c.1880-1900. Handsome oversized handled stein featuring a youth in period football uniform with "P" on front side panel in green tint. Impressive 15" tall marked O'Hara Dial Co. on the base. Pewter lid has an inlaid porcelain disc with gentleman in street clothes. First such specimen of this particular style and size that we have encountered: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,250) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 138 Yale football decorative porcelain stein c.1900-1905. Lidded football shaped porcelain stein featuring hand painted Yale football player graphic on the front and school insignia on the reverse. 6" tall signed by artist F.Earl Christy retaining its original figural pewter handle with football player finial: EX/MT-NM ($300-$400) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 139 University of Chicago football decorative pitcher c.1900-1905. Uncommon large format lidded football shaped porcelain pitcher featuring hand painted Chicago football pennant graphic on the front. 12" tall signed by artist F.Earl Christy retaining its original figural pewter handle with football player finial. Top of the lid has one small chip repair: EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 140 Yale football decorative porcelain water set c.1900-1905. Matched set of five pieces consisting of a large water pitcher (11" tall) and four handled mugs (5" tall). Front of each piece features a hand painted Yale football player with school insignia on the back panel of the mugs and pitcher. Signed at lower right "F.Earl Christy" with Avon manufacturing hallmarks underneath each piece. General condition is very fine with minimal age toning and no structural damage: EX-MT ($1,000-$2,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 141 November 5, 1892 Princeton vs. Pennsylvania football program. Early bound program as issued for the game played at Manheim between the two collegiate teams. Back cover page is adhered to a period scrapbook page and has become detached from the program: VG ($100-$200) $266.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 142 Collection of early Princeton football related items to include: Framed display including (3) 4"x6" albumen images of the 1893 Princeton National Championship football team. Players include several All-Americans such as Thomas Trenchard and Arthur Wheeler: EX-MT; Princeton souvenir pennant (31" long): EX; Princeton athletic banner (43" long): VG; and a fine 1903 Princeton football team cabinet photograph. 9"x12" framed image picturing the 1903 National Championship team including several All-American players such as John Dewitt and Howard Henry: EX ($300-$500) $968.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 143 Pair of early football caricature dolls attributed to Princeton c.1910-1920. Unique pair of 14" tall football player folk art dolls each in full uniform inclusive of rain cap style helmet. "P" on both sweaters with composite head construction. Period "Made in Germany" paper labels under shoe on each doll. First such examples we have encountered: EX ($500-$750) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 144 1899 Army vs. Navy game full unused ticket. Original unused ticket issued for game played at Franklin Field between West Point and Annapolis on December 2, 1899. Army won by a score of 17-5 in what was just the fifth meeting (after a five year break following the four played 1890-1893) of what has become a storied rivalry. Light scattered wear at corners/edges with some stressing evident at perforation. Original owner's name written at top in the period. Graded PSA 6 EX/MT: PSA Graded EX-MT 6 ($200-$400) $1,398.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 145 1900 and 1901 University of Nebraska football team photographic pins (2). Pair of 1.5" souvenir pins with the 1900 version having scattered spotting on front. Back retains original paper insert; 1901 pin has mild toning to front celluloid which displays a very few hairline cracks: VG-EX ($300-$500) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 146 1905-1913 College Football game unused full proof tickets and passes (5 pieces). Includes the following full unused full tickets: 1905 Yale vs. Columbia, 1912 Dartmouth vs. Harvard (paper loss on back), and 1913 Harvard vs. Yale (mounted to paper backing, corner chip); and approximately 3"x5" passes including 1909 Harvard vs. Dartmouth (paper loss on front) and 1911 Yale bench. Note that all tickets are proofs with no seat information printed on. Light age toning throughout: Range EX-NM ($300-$500) $25.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 147 Collection of early Carlisle Indian School related materials some with relation to Jim Thorpe c.1910-1915. Includes early wool pennant of two piece construction retaining its original tassels; 1914 Carlisle Presentation of Athletic "Cs" program; 1913 Carlisle Presentation of Athletic "Cs" program featuring full page image of Jim Thorpe; Carlisle Annual Calendar booklet for 1914-1915; Oct. 1910 "The Red Man" Carlisle school magazine; and (4) loose Carlisle themed pages/handouts: Range VG-EX/MT ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 148 Jim Thorpe autographed 3"x5" index card. Unlined card signed in bold blue ink, "Thanks for your good wishes from Jim Thorpe". Salutation and signature rate 9/10 out of 10. Dating of Oct. 10, 1952 at top may or may not be in Thorpe's hand and there is a small unrelated period notation on the reverse. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($750-$1,000) $887.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 149 University of Pennsylvania football decorative silk pillow top c.1908. Large 21"x22" silk pillow top featuring a beautiful polychrome football scene in the center with a uniformed player and young lady superimposed over top of an oversized melon style football. Titled "Pennsylvania" at the bottom along with copyright date of 1908 by Bernhard, Ulmann & Co. Handsomely presented in museum quality frame: EX ($500-$1,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 150 Yale University football decorative silk pillow top c.1905. Large 21" square silk pillow top displays a young lady at center wearing Yale colors and holding a pennant. Marked by artist F.Earl Christy at bottom. Pillow top has some areas of toning, surface tattering, and is buckled at two corners. Nicely framed in museum caliber setting: VG ($300-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 151 Early football decorative silk pillow top attributed to Harvard vs. Yale c.1900-1910. Ornate silk pillow top depicting an early football game between two teams attributed to be Harvard vs. Yale. Very fine detail inclusive of early equipment such as noseguards and leather head harnesses. Floral border surrounds the interior image with some general surface wear and age fading present. Framed with museum quality vellum matting: VG ($500-$1,000) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 152 1906 color lithographic football pillow case with football dÄcor. Large linen dual sided pillowcase features one panel having seven vignette scenes including a uniformed football player and tennis player. Reverse pictures a formally dressed young woman. 21" square titled "Nobody Works But Father" at the bottom. Copyrighted by Schwab & Wolf, NY at bottom. Very clean overall condition with excellent original color: EX ($300-$500) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 153 Lot of (3) vintage football related books: 1893 "Treatise on American football" by A.A. Stagg and H.L. Williams. Rare and desirable volume is one of the earliest of its type on the sport: VG-EX; 1891 "American Football" by Walter Camp: VG; and 1910 "Walter Camp's Book of Foot Ball" by Walter Camp: GD-VG ($400-$600) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 155 Lot of (2) vintage Collegiate football programs: 1901 Princeton vs. Lafayette. Soft cover horizontal format program with Arts & Crafts dÄcor on cover and interior photos inclusive of team images: VG-EX and 1895 Cornell vs. Pennsylvania hard cover program with decorative football scene on front cover. Interior spine is partially separated with pages intact including team photographs: VG-EX ($500-$750) $440.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 156 Lot of (9) University of Pennsylvania football programs c.1916-1926. Handsome grouping featuring striking color lithographic cover artwork on each piece. Programs include: Nov. 8, 1924 vs. Georgetown, Oct. 3, 1925 vs. Swarthmore, Nov. 27, 1926 vs. Cornell, Oct. 22, 1921 vs. VMI, Nov. 3, 1923 vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 6, 1923 vs. Maryland, Nov. 11, 1916 vs. Dartmouth, Nov. 3, 1917 vs. Lafayette, and Nov. 15, 1919 vs. Pittsburgh. General condition is very fine with expected handling wear and one program having tape repair to spine: Range GD/VG-EX ($300-$500) $266.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 157 Lot of (3) early football publications to include: Oct. 23, 1926 Illinois vs. Michigan program. Colorful football graphic cover as issued for game played between Michigan and Illinois. Interior features extensive illustrations and team information including game images from 1925 season including Red Grange. General light to moderate handling wear: VG-EX; 1914 "A Brief History of Intercollegiate Football at the United States Military Academy". Soft cover volume featuring largely statistical data on the interior with uniformed player illustration on the front cover: VG-EX; and Oct. 30, 1926 Navy vs. Michigan game program with attractive color tinted cover artwork: EX ($200-$400) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 158 Nov. 3, 1923 University of Illinois Memorial Stadium panoramic photograph. Framed 10"x20" black and white image picturing an enormous crowd of 60,000 on hand to view the Illinois vs. Chicago football game. Marked by Kaufman & Fabry Chicago, IL at bottom left with titling at center area: EX ($100-$300) $50.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 159 Red Grange souvenir pins c.1930s (2). Pair of career contemporary pins, each picturing Grange. Includes 1.5" version with "Souvenir" titling and 1.25" with "Chicago Bears" team name at bottom. Light to moderate toning with minimal wear and some rusting on back. Smaller pin missing pin: VG-EX ($200-$400) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 160 Vintage Red Grange signed photograph c.1940s. Black and white 8"X10" photograph bearing desirable playing days signature which reads in full, "The best of luck in your new venture my good friend Bob Austin, from Red Grange." Signature rate 7 to 7/8 out of 10 with some fading to areas. Photo has light crazing throughout with accentuated wear at left edge and lower corner (would not be visible when framed for display. Includes auction LOA from JSA: VG-EX ($250-$500) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 161 Knute Rockne autographed certificate. Dated 1925 certificate from the Rockne-Meanwell School for Coaches having been signed by the legendary Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne at the bottom in blue fountain pen. Signature rates 9 out of 10. 8 1/2"x11". Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $825.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 162 Lot of (3) vintage Notre Dame football related items to include: March 31, 1931 Knute Rockne Memorial card: VG-EX; Oct. 19, 1929 Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin football program (tape reinforced spine): GD-VG; and Oct. 11, 1930 Navy vs. Notre Dame football program with Dedication to Notre Dame Stadium: VG-EX ($200-$300) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 163 Unique Notre Dame football playbook c.1930-1931. Leather bound two ring binder with "University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, Indiana" in embossed lettering on front cover. Interior includes numerous handwritten pages with all manner of football related content, diagrams, proposed plays, and game accounts. Based on research it is quite likely that the offered book includes accounts dating this piece between Knute Rockne's final game on Dec. 6, 1930 and his fatal plane crash on March 31, 1931. Please contact our office for more details or questions on the individual pages or accounts: VG ($500-$750) $880.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 164 1930 Notre Dame National Champions letter holder. Period 3.75"x6" metal desk top accessory with blue enameled background has portrait of Knute Rockne in center surrounded by facsimile signatures of team members. Lettered "Notre Dame National Champions 1930" around edges. Touch of light wear and tarnish: EX/MT ($200-$400) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 165 "The Four Horsemen" autographed index card. Vintage 3"x5" index card, signed on the front by Harry Stuldreher, Don Miller, Jim Crowley, and Elmer Layden. Ink signatures rate 8 out of 10. Card has mild toning throughout with pronounced area over signatures. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($500-$750) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 166 Early Reach open air football helmet c.1910s. Eight spoke configuration leather helmet displaying a large well defined Reach manufacturer's marking on octagonal upper center portion. Interior padding remains largely intact with a few small portions missing and some that is present no longer attached. Mild evident usage wear and surface discoloration. Remainder of chin strap appears original: VG-EX ($1,500-$2,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 167 "Four Horsemen of Notre Dame" large format photographs c.1920s-1930s. Series of (4) sepia toned period images in highly uncommon 16"x20" size, each depicting a member of the fabled quartet. Includes Jim Crowley, Don Miller, Harry Stuhldreher, and Elmer Layden. All housed in original wooden frames as displayed for decades with light evident wear/toning visible. Dramatic representation from college footballs' storied era: VG-EX ($500-$1,000) $1,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 168 Rare Spalding football helmet c.1901. Uncommon leather flat top style helmet of a very high quality construction exhibiting heavy evident use apparently by several players as their names and dates of use (1901 and 1904) are incised on a side panel. Spalding manufacturer stampings are found at top of either ear flap. Period brown elastic chin strap may be a period replacement. General wear overall is evident inclusive of aforementioned name/date incision and losses to interior padding: VG ($500-$1,000) $1,255.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 169 "Spalding" brand leather helmet c.1930s. Original two tone helmet retaining very well defined "Spalding" stampings at center front along with model "104 H" designation. Moderate evident usage wear in the form of scattered scratching/scuffing. Suspension style interior remains intact with just a small piece of lining missing. Has slits for chinstrap which is not present: Overall EX ($250-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 170 Vintage dog ear leather football helmet c.1920s. Well preserved soft leather helmet displaying limited usage wear which is predominantly evident only on the inside. Minimal exterior scuffing and surface loss with well defined "S.R. & Co." manufacturer's stamping. Chin strap present but torn on end. There is a clean break/separation or leather band which holds shell to band over the ear flap on left side: EX with note to break ($300-$500) $314.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 171 Exceptional high grade Reach open air football helmet c.1915-1920. Eight spoke configuration leather helmet remains in nearly "like new" condition with little to no evident usage wear. Octagonal center portion, straps, wrap around handband, and flaps display their original light brown coloration with just a touch of minute wear. Front center strap has period "Reach" manufacturer's stamp which has faded slightly. Retains original chin strap and all interior lining. Outstanding condition rarity: Strong EX/MT to EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$2,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 172 High grade Frank Leahy endorsed Draper & Maynard football helmet c.1940s. White hard shell helmet stylishly designed with rich blue leather trim and accents. Retains 98% of the original Frank Leahy endorsement decal on front. Well defined "Draper & Maynard" manufacturer's stamp on the back in silver. Appears nearly unused with just a hint of light discoloration to lighter colored exterior areas. Exceedingly difficult to find in this top condition: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 173 Vintage football equipment ensemble w/name brand pants and helmet c.1920s-1930s. Period array of football related material includes heavy cloth/canvas leather/plastic re-enforced pants retaining crisp and well defined early "Spalding" tag in waist; two-tone leather hard shell helmet with deeply impressed "Reach" marking on front and larger logo stamped on circular portion of suspension style interior; high quality letterman's' style sweater ("H" patch on front) with "Baum's Sporting Goods" tag in collar and chain stitched player identifier in waist; Olympic brand cleats with unmarked stirrup socks; and period cardboard stock megaphone with metal ring and leather band. Moderate to slightly heavy evident use/wear throughout with the grouping as a whole retaining fine qualities for display: Overall VG (Please note: this lot does NOT include the ball shown in photo) ($400-$600) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 174 1935 Mike Layden College All-Star uniform, helmet, and All-American sweater. Full uniform including jersey, pants, and stirrup socks of the highest quality construction all retaining "Spalding" manufacturer's tags. Jersey has number "14" on front and back with "40" size tag, pants size 34. Helmet is also by Spalding with outer shell painted yellow, red, and blue. Cream colored sweater with iconic "All-American" patch front center has the year "1935" noted. "O'Shea Knitting" manufacturer's tag in collar. Appropriate wear throughout with all pieces remaining generally well preserved. Exceptional display qualities and seldom offered in this complete form. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: Overall EX ($1,000-$2,000) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 175 Referee's uniform used by Mike Layden (Big Ten) c.1960s. Shirt, pants, stirrup socks (2 pair), cleats, and jacket as used in Officiating Big Ten play. Also includes a pair of his whistles (different styles). Evident wear throughout with jacket have discoloration and a slit which runs up the back. No tagging to equipment, whistles are by Spalding and Wilson. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX with note to description ($300-$500) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 176 Vintage Spalding football c.1930s. Early Spalding football featuring their double circle manufacturers stamping with "Official Inter-Collegiate" and "J5-V" model identifiers. Use/wear evident throughout inclusive of toning, wear, and some loss of air: GD-VG ($150-$300) $75.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 177 Rare Joe Carr signature model football c.1920s-1930s. Influential early NFL Commissioner Joe Carr served a lengthy tenure after taking the reigns from Jim Thorpe leading the League through its formative years and developing many of the rules and standards followed to this day. Desirable early ball is deflated with evident use/wear throughout the dried surface. Clearly visible are vestige of a "Joe F. Carr" signature endorsement although no other markings can be discerned: GD ($300-$500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 178 Football player still bank c.1910. Cast iron still bank with a uniformed player standing with football. 6" tall with vestiges of its original gilt surface visible: VG ($200-$400) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 179 Football themed figural candy dishes c.1920s. Pair of pewter dishes measuring 6" across stand 4.5" tall, each supported by a trio of cast figural players. Moderate surface wear and consistent tarnish: VG-EX ($100-$200) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 180 Football figural bookends c.1920s-1930s. Pair of cast bronze bookends each of similar running player design. Typical/expected surface patina. Marked "VA 2 Pat. Pend" on back: VG-EX ($200-$300) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 181 Highly visual 1927 "Wyoming Valley Football Champion" trophy. Unusually large loving cup style two-handled trophy with intricate and detailed design on front which includes a runner with ball being tackled. Lettering reads, "Wyoming Valley, Interscholastic Conference, Dist. NO.2, P.I.A.A., Plymouth High School Football Champion, 1927." Impressive display piece stands 18" tall with footprint that stretches 7" across. Surface discoloration/tarnish/loss at areas throughout: VG-EX ($250-$500) $338.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 182 Vintage New Orleans, Louisiana souvenir pennant c.1940s. Maroon pennant with script lettering and Gibson Hall at Tulane University at left end: EX ($100-$200) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 183 Fine Reach football advertising display sign c.1915-1925. Rare three dimensional advertising display with the top panel picturing a lunging football player being tackled by another. Extension piece in the front illustrates numerous pieces of Reach football equipment including jersey, shoulder pads, and football. 23" tall presenting beautifully with rich original color and retains its original easel backstand. Few areas of minor edge wear and creasing none of which detract from its overall visual appearance: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $855.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 184 Unique 1914 Mardi Gras souvenir pennant. Charming early 20th century souvenir pennant as issued for the 1914 Mardi Gras celebration featuring a caricature of King Jollity at the top with "1914 New Orleans Mardi Gras" titling. 31" tall with expected light handling/age wear including a small chip at top edge housed in a custom frame: VG-EX ($500-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 185 Enormous Old Gold Cigarettes football advertising display piece c.1930s. Oversized 38"x50" die cut cardboard display piece picturing a uniformed player running with the ball advertising Old Gold brand cigarettes. Condition remains notably strong given its uncommon large format sizing with minimal surface wear. Central horizontal fold line (original to production) is present with majority of its original cardboard easel backstand intact: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 186 Wings football advertising display c.1930-1940s. Notably high grade cardboard display piece stands 20"x30" retaining its original easel backstand. Colorful front depicts a uniformed player catching a ball with advertisement for Wings brand cigarettes beneath. Overall condition is exemplary with minimal mentionable wear: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 187 Superb football oil on canvas painting by Harmon Anderson as used on the cover of "Boys Life" c.1931. Brilliantly colorful original oil on canvas rendering by noted 1930s artist Harold N. Anderson depicting a uniformed football player in kicking pose with stadium in the background. Usage of color and light is exceptional with simplistic yet detailed workmanship. The painting was featured as the basis for the front cover artwork of the October 1931 issue of "Boys Life" a copy of which is included with the lot. Painting remains in fine overall condition measuring an impressive 24"x29" in a mahogany frame signed at lower left by the artist. Period notations are visible on the back of the canvas notating its use in the Boys Life medium. Uncommon period football artwork piece of a fine quality in strong original condition: EX-MT ($2,000-$3,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 188 Bob MacLeod Granger football advertising display piece c.1940s. Large die cut cardboard advertisement picturing All-American Bob MacLeod in full uniform holding a Granger tobacco package and pipe. 37" tall with evident age wear and some damage including missing section of left foot, edge wear, and horizontal crease across head area. First example of this piece we have handled: GD ($300-$400) $165.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 189 Kicker and Catcher coin operated game c.1930's. Desirable version with full player kicking ball to waiting receiver. Wooden cased game remains in full working order with period coat of exterior battleship grey paint. General surface wear with a few areas of chipping to wooden casing surface. 18" tall: VG-EX ($500-$750) $694.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 190 Bobby Layne "TexTan" advertising display c.1940s. Die-cut counter top store advertising display Bobby Layne (noted as being of Texas University) endorsing "TexTan of Yoakum" leather belts. Measures approximately 12"x17.25" with wear/chipping at edges, scattered mostly light creasing, and a split at his neck (head secured by tape from back: VG ($150-$300) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 191 Historic 1933 Pittsburgh Pirates (Steelers) inaugural victory game program. Scarce original program as issued for game played on September 27, 1933 at Forbes Field between the newly formed Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cardinals. Game was won by the Pirates by a score of 14 to 13 as the first win in franchise history. The Pirates were the forerunner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and originated under sports promoter Art Rooney for $2,500. Program itself remains in good condition overall with some pencil notations on the interior including scoring information. Team photo of the Pirates and player information regarding both teams is present inside. General light handling with a vertical center fold line. First example we have encountered and assuredly one of only a handful extant: VG-EX ($1,000-$1,500) $2,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 192 Football themed Wrigley's Spearmint Gum advertising display c.1950s. Large format panoramic advertising display piece featuring a large package of Wrigley's product at center with football stadium background. Partial field is visible with team of players running at kickoff. Fine display qualities with vivid coloration to central portion with vertical crease near center and a touch of other scattered wear. Corners and edges have more pronounced wear/chipping with larger chip at lower left: EX-EX/MT display qualities, Technical VG-EX ($200-$300) $70.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 193 Wilson Football Equipment die-cut advertising display c.1940s. Free standing advertising display. Gives three dimensional appearance when positioned for display with football player in action approximately three inches in front of stadium/sky background. Light to moderate wear is largely confined to edges with minimal creasing to background portion. Hint of discoloration. Stands 15.5" and is approximately 22" wide: Overall EX ($1,000-$1,500) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 194 October 2, 1943 Eagles-Steelers vs. Dodgers program (first "Steagles" game). Desirable original program issued for the first game that the Eagles-Steelers played as a combined entity due to player shortages. Very well preserved example with touch of light wear to bound edge and the slightest hint of cover discoloration mentioned for accuracy: Strong EX/MT ($300-$500) $220.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 195 Rare 1925 New York Giants football scarf from their inaugural NFL season. Full size red wool scarf having applied NY Giants shield shaped logo with 1925 dating on front. The 1925 season marked the first for the Giants as a member of the NFL. Very clean overall with bright original color. First example we have handled: EX ($400-$600) $880.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 196 1956 "Otto Graham's Pro Football Digest" store display poster. Period large format advertising display printed on heavy paper stock. Features an image of Graham with titling over red pennant shaped background. Well preserved having been stored folded/flat with (3) vertical lines, light toning, touch of wear at corners/edges, and some slightly more pronounced discoloration/residue at center. Measures 15"x33": EX-EX/MT ($200-$400) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 197 Otto Graham c.1940s handwritten letter on Navy stationery with Orders for Active Duty and Discharge related paperwork. Original typewritten "Orders for Active Duty" as sent to Otto Graham dated February 10, 1944 having his name and address filled in at top; August 13, 1947 letter with numerous pieces of attached period paperwork sent to Graham with information regarding replacement of his discharge papers; Includes lengthy handwritten letter filling the front and most the back of "United States Navy" logo embossed stationery. The letter was written to his parents in fountain and is signed at the close, "Otto Jr." rating 8/9 out of 10. Letter has typical mailing folds and a touch of very light wear; orders in similar condition with original mailing envelope displaying considerably more. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-EX/MT ($300-$500) $128.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 198 1944 Otto Graham All-American presentational certificate with archive of period/related paperwork including handwritten letter. Heavy paper stock 11.75"x15.75" certificate dated April 8, 1944 and titled "Helms Athletic Foundation All-American Collegiate Basketball Team" at top. Listed below are those selected for the honor including George Mikan and Graham with his attendance noted at both Northwestern and Colgate where he shifted after enrolling in the Naval Reserve. He would also be recognized as an All-American for his football talents as well. Includes period handwritten letter on University stationery from Graham to his father signed "Otto Jr" with content related an upcoming football game (mention of teammate Buckets Hirsch); (6) Northwestern paper stock report cards listing his grades; (3) 1943 dated letters written to Graham regarding his selection to the All-American team for that year; additional letter address to the school making them aware of his selection; and (2) page form letter sent to all whom would participate in the game with guidelines and a schedule. Varying degrees of age toning/wear throughout (heavy wear/fold lines to certificate). Includes auction LOA from JSA: GD/VG-EX/MT ($300-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 199 1970 Otto Graham signed Washington Redskins scouting agreement. Graham's personal copy of the December 14, 1970 agreement which established his employment with the Redskins as a scout. Three pages typewritten on thin paper stock, signed on the last page by Graham, Pete Rozelle, and another football Official whom can not be identified. Signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Light corner wear with several fold lines. Also includes 1976 dated letter to Graham from the Washington Redskins, photocopy of his 1966 contract, and auction LOA from JSA: EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 200 Assorted Otto Graham career related material c.1930s-2000s. Includes c.1937 Waukegan vs. New Trier High School football game program with Graham listed in printed player line-ups (creasing/wear). Mounted to scrapbook page which also holds an envelope containing period newspaper clippings (related to different game) titled, "Graham Scores All of Purple, Gold's Points." Back of page has 1955 "Otto Graham Day" program (held in his home town of Waukegan); (2) 1938 Dated letters to Graham regarding his High School All-American selection; (30) Western Union telegrams addressed to Graham and dated late 1954 into early 1955, all offering congratulations on the Browns Championship and/or his personal performance. Several from notable senders including Leon Hart, Frank Leahy, and Bob Feller; Pair of type written letters to Otto Graham, first making him aware of his selection to Coach at the 1967 Pro-Bowl game and the second thanking him for participating. Both are signed (first name only) by Glenn Davis who was then a co-director. Ink signatures rate 8 out of 10. Letters are stapled together and have scattered wear with a few minute edge tears; hardbound copy of July 31, 1970 program for the 37th Annual All-Star Football Game with embossed gold lettering on front which includes his name at lower corner; (2) Page printed itinerary for the Cleveland Browns Sept. 15-17, 2000 Hall of Fame weekend with (2) unused tickets to the game and note addressed to Graham and his wife; and 1955 fan letter to Graham. Varying degrees of age toning/wear throughout: Range GD/VG-EX/MT ($400-$600) $250.00
 
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