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Back Items For The Auction of Feb 5-6, 2016  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 501 Gale Sayers December 18, 1966 Chicago Bears single game rushing record game used football. Official Pete Rozelle model NFL football as used in the game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings in which Sayers, at the time, set the Bears single game rushing record of 197 yards. The ball is titled in white paint on side panel with Sayers' statistics and game score (mistakenly painted as 47 to 24, actual score was 41-28). Ball itself shows appropriate mild to moderate use. Identified NFL record game footballs from the period are notably scarce with this particular example originating from one of the all-time great NFL running backs: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 502 Gale Sayers autographed large format photograph. Matted and framed 16"x20" color image depicting Sayers dressed in full Bears uniform standing on the sidelines signed in silver paint pen adding "HOF 77". Hand numbered and dated at lower right 03/350. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($200-$400) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 503 1965 NFL Pro Bowl autographed football. Vintage Spalding two toned "Intercollegiate" model ball signed by (23) members of the NFL East and West Pro Bowl teams including an amazing (11) Hall of Fame players. Signatures include Sayers, Butkus, Parker, Renfro, Mackey, Adderley, and W.Davis. Signatures range from 6-8 out of 10. The ball itself has some age wear with surface scratching/toning to a few areas and while retaining form does not currently hold air. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: VG, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($750-$1,500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 504 Gale Sayers 1969 All-NFL Team presentational award. Significant award as presented to Sayers in recognition of his selection to the NEA-CBS All-NFL Team for ther 1969 season. Abstract composite rendering of a football player having patinated bronze wash atop a black onyx rectangular plinth. 12" tall with some minor surface wear to the base and a repair to the calf area of the lower right leg. Inscribed brass placard to Sayers affixed to the front of the base. Highly uncommon period NFL award with relation to one of the very elite players of the 1960s era: EX (with note to repair) ($5,000-$7,500) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 505 Gale Sayers autographed Chicago Bears replica jersey with statistical inscriptions. High quality Mitchell & Ness 1969 Chicago Bears throwback model jersey signed neatly on the reverse by Sayers in black sharpie with inscriptions, "HOF 77, 4X Pro Bowl, 2X NFL Rushing Champ, and 1965 ROY". Very desirable and uncommon inscribed Sayers jersey of the highest quality. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 506 1980 Gale Sayers -Walter Camp Football Foundation+ Man of the Year award. Large 14+x18+ mahogany wooden plaque with figural bronze football game figural scene affixed to the front. Inscribed brass placard to Sayers displays at bottom. A singular vertical surface scratch is found at the bottom center of the plaque and runs onto the brass plaque neither of which effect the overall visual appearance: EX ($500-$1,000) $2,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 507 Very fine Gale Sayers autographed original painting by William Barringer c.1970s. Original oil on canvas rendering of Sayers depicted in Chicago Bears uniform running with the football skillfully executed by noted Stuart, Iowa artist William Barringer. The painting displays striking use of color and form with proper proportions capturing Sayers preparing to explode past the defense with a dynamic run. Neatly signed in black sharpie by Sayers at lower left with artist signature "Barringer" at bottom right. 28"x35" presented in its original black painted wooden frame with original artist's labeling affixed the reverse. Barringer's works are very highly regarded with several examples selling in the tens of thousands. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph): EX-MT ($3,000-$5,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 508 1982 Gale Sayers "City of Hope" Achievement award. Oversized trophy of 24" total height presented to Sayers in honor of outstanding sportsmanship and humanitarian accomplishments by the Laughmakers of the City of Hope. Wooden foundation and back splash nicely display a joined brass figural pair on the front with affixed brass placard inscribed to Sayers on the base. Light general surface wear: EX ($500-$750) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 509 Football Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Induction autographed football. Official NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame commemorative ball signed by a superb grouping of (32) Hall of Fame members to include Sayers, Gifford, Madden, Moore, Ditka, Huff, Joiner, Rice, Hornung, F.Harris, Shula, and Gregg. Very fine Hall of Fame member signed football with player provenance. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 510 Very fine Gale Sayers presentational "Chicago Bears World Championships" autographed lithograph. Exceptional quality limited edition presentational lithograph depicting various members of the Chicago Bears championship teams in vignette format having been autographed by (20) notables at the bottom margin. Player signatures include Gale Sayers, Walter Payton, George Blanda, Sid Luckman, George Musso, Bulldog Turner, Dick Butkus, Mike Ditka, Mike Singletary, and Dan Hampton. Hand numbered 40/75 issued for Sayers' uniform number and stenciled "Presented to Gale Sayers" having been signed by the artist as well. Superlative Chicago Bears display piece with primary source as a presentation to a team member participant. 25"x34" matted and framed. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,500-$2,500) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 511 Gale Sayers NFL Homecoming Pro Football Hall of Fame 40th Anniversary autographed presentational display. Framed display as issued to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Pro Football Hall of Fame having been signed by an incredible array of (108) Hall of Fame members. Signatures include Gale Sayers, Joe Namath, Frank Gifford, Lenny Moore, Alan Page, Don Shula, Bill Walsh, Steve Van Buren, Len Dawson, Chuck Bednarik, Franco Harris, Dick Butkus, and Larry Csonka. Each player has signed in a designated slot with many of the unsigned slots remaining obtainable from living members (Montana, Singletary, etc.). 22"x28" in a molded edge wooden frame having also been signed in pencil by artist Raymond Simon. One of the more significant modern era football Hall of Fame related autographed pieces to have been offered at auction with noted significance as Gale Sayers personal example. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($2,000-$4,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 512 Important Gale Sayers 1970 Justice Byron Raymond "Whizzer" White award. Universally regarded as one of the most coveted football related awards the "Whizzer" White award is presented annually by the NFL Player's Association. Since 1967 the award has been given to the player who best represents the spirit of White with regard to service to their team, community, and charitable endeavours. The award itself is of the very finest quality displaying a modernistic silverplated figural on the front mounted atop an attractive walnut wooden plinth base. Wooden back splash features an affixed silverplated placard with inscription describing the history of Whizzer White. Base displays applied silver placard with NFL Player's insignia. The award stands 19" tall and remains in outstanding original condition with only some very minor surface wear. The very essence of the Whizzer White award mirrors the manner in which Gale Sayers played the game and more importantly carried himself off the field. Sayers ranks as one fo the most notable recipients since its inception in 1967 with the offered example easily the most significant to have become available for public sale: EX-MT ($15,000-$25,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 513 Football Hall of Fame autographed football. Wilson NFL white panel model football signed by (28) players including Sayers, Ditka, D.Jones, Moore, Renfro, Gregg, Joiner, J.Youngblood, Stautner, and Matson. Signatures range from 7-9 out of 10 with some light "bleeding" to a few. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($500-$750) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 514 Gale Sayers "Star" presentational award. Figural brass star shaped award positioned atop a mottled black onyx base stands 11" tall. Inscribed placard to Sayers affixed to the front dated 2008 and "Gale Sayers Center" engraved on the brass star itself: EX-MT ($200-$400) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 515 Gale Sayers autographed Chicago Bears replica jersey with statistical inscriptions. High quality Mitchell & Ness 1969 Chicago Bears throwback model jersey signed neatly on the front by Sayers in black sharpie with inscriptions, "1965 ROY, HOF 77, 4X Pro Bowl, and 2X Rushing Champ". Very desirable and uncommon inscribed Sayers jersey of the highest quality. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 516 Gale Sayers 2008 Peyback Award. Fine quality figural award consisting of a broze football having two extended hands atop of a two tiered walnut plinth. Applied brass placard inscribed to Sayers on the base dated August 18, 2008. Notable presentational award as given by Peyton Manning's family to a deserving former NFL player in recognition of their service to the game and community interests. 13" tall: NM ($500-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 517 Gale Sayers National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame presentational award. Prestigious and significant award certificate as presented to Gale Sayers in recognition of his outstanding play at the University of Kansas and his election to the National Football Hall of Fame in 1977. The award is of the highest quality measuring 15"x21" in its original gilt frame depicting a central image of Sayers with hand stenciled titling above and content beneath. Dated January 9, 1977 at the bottom and signed by Chairman Fred Russell. Retains its original Balfour manufacturer's label on the reverse which is also evident within the fine worksmanship of the piece itself. Highly coveted award piece as presented to one of the elite players in the history of collegiate football: EX-MT ($2,000-$4,000) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 518 Fine 1989 Gale Sayers -Ernie Davis+ presentational award. Original bronze figural award as presented to Gale Sayers as a recipient of the 1989 Ernie Davis Award. Presented annually at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York the award honors the legacy of Davis+ humanitarian spirit and ranks among the most revered of its type. Expertly crafted bronze figural of Davis in Syracuse uniform measures 17+ tall having -E.Davis+ on the back of the jersey. Signed and dated by sculptor Anthony Frudakis on the base. Missing the small black square mounting base which does not effect the visual appeal nor value but mentioned for accuracy only. Exceptional football presentational award with the offered example noted as the most significant player specimen to have been offered at auction. Includes color image of Sayers accepting the award: NM ($5,000-$7,500) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 519 1998 Gale Sayers "Doak Walker Legends Award". Distinguished presentational award trophy as awarded to former football running backs whose collegiate excellence continued with excellence within their community. Large 17" tall cast pewter figural of Doak Walker running with a ball positioned atop a mottled black onyx base having impressed artist signature. Affixed metal placard found on the front of the base inscribed to Sayers with date and titling. Absolutely visually stunning award with added significance denoting Sayers as the inaugural recipient of the Doak Walker Legends award: NM ($3,000-$5,000) $2,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 520 Gale Sayers 1990 Pro Football Hall of Fame badge. Pinback badge as issued to Gale Sayers for the 1990 Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction with "Gale Sayers" typewritten label inset on front with football shaped charm ribbon below. 3 1/2" tall: EX-MT ($100-$300) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 521 2004 Gale Sayers "Lamar Hunt Distinguished Service Award". Striking crystal award with brass accoutrements and inset pewter medallion depicting legendary Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt. "Gale Sayers 2004" placard affixed to the black onyx base. Presented to Sayers in commemoration of his lifetime service to the game of football. Influential owner Lamar Hunt once highly coveted Sayers and in fact attempted to lure him to the Chiefs in the fledgling AFL league. Sayers remarked,"I signed a four-year contract with the Bears for $25,000 a year," Sayers said. "I thought (Hunt) would give me something better. He offered $27,500. I thought, +New league, no, I can+t do that.+ You didn+t know it was going to be a good league, so I decided to go with the Bears." 13" tall: NM ($750-$1,000) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 522 1986 Gale Sayers Victor "Hall of Fame" Award. Handsome presentational trophy of exceptional quality as presented to Sayers in 1986. Ornate heavy gauge brass figural mounted onto black alabaster base with inscribed brass sheath. Presented and inscribed in recognition of Sayers selection as the "Hall of Fame Award" recipient for his "Monumental Career and Contributions to the Advancement of Football". Minor surface wear presenting impressively with original patination. 19" tall: EX-MT ($1,500-$3,000) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 523 Chicago Bears Hall of Fame member autographed poster. Framed 16"x20" poster signed by Chicago Bears legends Gale Sayers, Bronko Nagurski, and Red Grange in silver paint pen. Poster also depicts Walter Payton, Sid Luckman, and George Halas. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 524 1981 Gale Sayers "First & Goal" award. Abstract rendering of a football tackling scene in bronze mounted on a rectangular base as presented to Sayers at the "Daily News City All-Star Game". Affixed plaque on front inscribed to Sayers. 9" long: EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,250) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 525 Gale Sayers autographed Chicago Bears replica jersey with statistical inscriptions. High quality Mitchell & Ness 1969 Chicago Bears throwback model jersey signed neatly on the reverse by Sayers in black sharpie with inscriptions, "Chicago Bears #40 Retired, HOF 77, and 5X AP 1st Team All-Pro". Very desirable and uncommon inscribed Sayers jersey of the highest quality. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 526 Gale Sayers Chicago Bears and Kansas Jayhawks ceremonial retired number jersey display. Handsome matted shadowbox style display containing Sayers actual ceremonial jerseys presented to him by the Chicago Bears and Kansas Jayhwaks, respectively, upon the retirement of his uniform numbers 40 and 48. Both jerseys have been professionally mounted and framed with individual metal placards titled with respective retired number information. Sayers stature within the Chicago Bears and Kansas Jayhawks is without equal with the offered display piece serving as a proper commemorative of his legendary accomplishments within each football program. Includes matted and framed display of Sayers receiving the Bears trophy and a color photo (8"x10") of Sayers receiving the Kansas jersey: EX-MT ($1,500-$3,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 527 Significant Gale Sayers 75th Anniversary All-Time Team presentational trophy. Original trophy as presented to Sayers in honor of his selection to the prestigious NFL 75th Anniversary Team. Beautifully crafted figural trophy of a mottled green granite construction having a finished mahogany wooden octagonal base. Three engraved placards adorn the front of the trophy base to include Sayers' career statistics, NFL 75th insignia, and related titling. 11" tall with some very minor inconsquential surface wear to a few areas of the base. Gale Sayers remains to date one of the more revered players in NFL history with career accomplishments befitting of an All-Time elite player. The offered NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team award is without question the most significant specimen of its type to have been offered to the collecting public: EX-MT ($10,000-$20,000) $11,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 528 Gale Sayers autographed Chicago Bears professional model sideline jacket. Modern era (1990-2000s) Chicago Bears sideline jacket worn by Sayers during in season ceremonial events or use having been signed in black sharpie on shoulder area with "HOF 77" inscription. Evident use and wash wear throughout. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) and LOA from Hunt Auctions (jacket): EX ($500-$1,000) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 529 Gale Sayers personal button set and wristwatches. Cased set of (6) monogrammed buttons each having "GES" initials on front within their original Nordstrom's case: NM. The lot also includes (3) modern era wristwatches from Sayers personal collection including Fossil, Excalibur, and L.A. Gear brands: EX-MT ($200-$400) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 530 Billy Dee Williams and Gale Sayers autographed photograph. Black and white image picturing Gale Sayers standing with actor Billy Dee Williams who portrayed Sayers in the classic motion picture, "Brian's Song". Williams signed with personalization to "Ardie & Gale" in blue sharpie. Sayers signed the bottom in blue sharpie as well. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($100-$300) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 531 1991 Gale Sayers Mackey Awards commemorative medal. Pewter medal as presented to Sayers at the 1991 Mackey Awards in recognition as the 1970 Whizzer White award recipient. Dual side medal measures 3+ in diameter with Sayers name engraved on a football on one side and the Mackey award design on the reverse. Few small edge dings and some surface undulation: EX ($100-$300) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 532 Gale Sayers presentational paperweight. Football shaped lead crystal paperweight with Sayers' facsimile autograph on side panel. 4 " long: NM ($100-$200) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 532a 2005 Gale Sayers "Eternal Star Award". Enormous 22" tall loving cup style silverplated trophy as presented to Sayers in honor of outstanding life accomplishments. Mahogany wooden base with silver appointments and affixed inscribed placard on base along with inset "Victoria" medal: EX-MT ($750-$1,250) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 533 Important 1966 Gale Sayers NFL Rushing Championship Trophy Significant presentational piece features a cast silver plated figural player measuring 14+ tall positioned atop cylindrical black painted wooden base. Inscribed placard displayed on the front of the base reads in full, -Gale Sayers Chicago Bears, 1966 NFL Rushing Champion 1,231 Yards, National Football League Players Association.+ The NFLPA insignia is engraved to one side. Superb original condition overall with a few areas of expected light surface wear/tarnish to the figural and wooden base. Sayers had become the focus of opposing team defenses after his lauded Rookie season the year before but still managed (1,231) rushing yards in 1966, part of a then record setting (2,440) all-purpose yards. He would claim another title in 1969 cementing his legendary stature in Chicago Bears history. The offered trophy not only represents one of the most significant presentational items ever received by Gale Sayers but it should be noted that it certainly ranks among the finest football related award pieces to have been offered at public auction. Superlative NFL award trophy of the highest import and desirability : EX/MT ($25,000-$50,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 534 Lot of (2) early football books. Includes desirable first edition copy of "Treatise On American Football" by Stagg and Williams (one of the earliest published works on the game) and "Football For Player And Spectator" by Fielding Yost. Both are bound in gilt impressed blue cloth boards with light exterior handling wear. Treatist has a former owner name written on first inside page and both have some small pencil notations. Yost book is missing (2) pages. Light additional wear: Overall EX ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 535 December 1, 1894 Yale vs. Princeton football game program. Hardbound program issued for the annual game with illustrated front cover bearing color tinted school flags. Exterior has scattered chipping to corners/edges with some resulting material loss and it appears that a few areas have had a layer of glue or varnish applied. Mild additional wear to covers and interior: GD-VG ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 536 "Goal From Field" football themed lithographic display piece c.1910. Full color display done in panoramic style shows a beautifully illustrated game action scene. Framed to measure 17"x47" with visible wear to include periodic mounting holes with white borders, some additional wear/chipping/toning, and a mild vertical crease at center. Printers mark at lower corner notes 1910 copyright date: GD/VG ($750-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 537 Rugby hat c.1880s. Early striped cloth hat with hard brim is believed to have been intended for use during a rugby game with similar examples seen in period images. Well preserved with bright color throughout and some general light wear and small moth holes. Uncommon and early piece dating to the rugby to football transition period, pre-dating the helmet: EX ($300-$500) $523.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 538 "Football" mechanical bank c.1900. Cast iron bank by John Harper LTD. (unmarked) has "Football Bank" titling raised on the base. Retains the majority of the original multi-colored surface which a touch of light loss/rust throughout and remains functional to a degree (leg of the upright player able to "kick" coin into the receptible when manually pulled back and released). Seldom offered 19th century children's toy with relation to the European football game which gave rise to its American counterpart: EX ($2,000-$2,500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 539 Princeton football decorated pitcher and mugs c.1900s. Trio of early porcelain pieces featuring artwork by F.Earl Christy incl. 10" pitcher and a pair of matching mugs. Fine overall condition with a few extremely minor scattered imperfections. The two smaller pieces are marked "Maddocks Sons" on underside: EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 540 Early "Pigskin" football themed cigar box c.1910. Exceedingly rare early cigar box has a charming color lithographed game scene on the interior lid. At center is a large "Pigskin" text in mellon style football logo which is repeated twice on the outside (end cap is similarly set over an action scene). In addition, the upper surface has a large stamped on "Pigskin" marking. Fine condition throughout with the interior lid essentially uneffected by wear. There some very minor scattered discoloration throughout and a touch of light general chipping/loss, effecting exterior labels, which is a bit more accentuated in a few places. Lid remains firmly affixed. A magnificent display piece of noted rarity: Overall EX ($750-$1,500) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 541 "Tackled" football themed lithographic display piece c.1910. Full color display piece featuring well done illustration of a football game in action. Framed to measure 25"x31" with visible wear to include period mounting holes within borders, additional wear/chipping/toning, tear/crease running down from top edge, and additional smaller tear coming up from bottom. Printers marker notes 1910 copyright date: GD-VG ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 542 "Clear" football themed lithographic display piece c.1910. Full color display piece featuring well done illustration of a football player running down field. Framed to measure 25"x31" with visible wear to include period mounting holes within borders, additional wear/chipping/toning, and a tear running down from top edge to just within the player's shoulder. Printers marker at lower corner notes 1910 copyright date: GD-VG ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 543 "The Team" football themed lithographic display piece c.1910. Full color display piece featuring well done illustration of a football player running down field. Framed to measure 25"x31" with visible wear to include period mounting holes within borders, additional wear/chipping/toning, and some scattered minor creases. Printers marker at lower corner notes 1910 copyright date: GD/VG ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 544 University of Chicago football decorative silk pillow top c.1907. Largesquare silk pillow top depicts a young couple seated atop melon style football with related decor. Marked, in print, by artist F.Earl Christy at bottom. Nicely framed to just under 24" square with little visible wear: EX ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 545 1907 University of Cincinnati football team photographic display. Composition of period sepia toned 1.5"x5.5" photographs showing uniformed team members and staff which have been arranged on a mount in panoramic style. Pencil notation at lower right is presumed to represent the studio or photographer and is dated "07." Images have a touch of light silvering. Framed to measure 15.5"x38" overall: EX/MT ($300-$500) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 546 Early c.1910s Purdue football pennant with layered graphic. Black felt pennant measuring 34.5" long has sewn on lettering and player graphic at left side. Player, uniformed with melon style football, is a seldom seen color tinted applique which rises from the surface to give depth. Light wear with a few scattered moth holes and pinholes from mounting: EX ($200-$400) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 547 Rare Rock Island "Independents" football souvenir pennant c.1910-20. Highly obscure early pennant as issued with relation to one of the first American professional football teams formed in the Rock Island, IL area in 1907. The Independents joined the fledgling NFL in 1920 and later the AFL in 1926 before folding in 1927. Led by Walter Flanigan who was one of the attendees of the famed meeting which formed the APFA on September 17, 1920 which in 1922 became the NFL. Two piece maroon and black pennant with embossed melon style football at left end having applied team name lettering across the front. 35" long retaining its original tassles with soem typical age/handling wear including some tack holes at tip area. Surely one of the earliest professional football related pennants to have entered the marketplace: EX ($1,000-$3,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 548 Fine football decorative folk art smoking stand c.1920s. Oversized carved and hand painted wooden smoking stand depicting a figural uniformed football player looking up to catch a ball. Impressive total height of 33" tall retaining its original painted surface on both sides atop a wooden plinth style base. with very fine patination. Some scattered surface wear to the painted surface including two vertical drip stains near top of one side. First example we have encountered and one of the finer football folk art pieces we have handled: VG-EX ($1,000-$2,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 549 Flat top dog-ear leather football helmet c.1910s. Early flat top helmet done in leather with padded interior has dog-ear style flaps. Leather remains pliable with useage wear resulting in areas of discoloration and some spots of loss. Missing chinstrap: VG ($300-$500) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 550 Early Spalding brand flat top football helmet c.1900s-10s with related pants. Desirable canvas and leather helmet remains well preserved with deep and bold "Spalding" logo impressed on the top. Otherwise, it shows some light usage and mild general age wear with no major flaws aside from missing chin strap. Appears child sized and includes a pair of period reeded pants (unmarked) which show a more wear including some rips and repairs: Overall EX ($750-$1,250) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 551 Rare melon style football c.1900-15. Very early leather football retaining its original leather lacings with fine dark brown surface patina. Ball has a replaced bladder which is properly inflated and exhibits typical light to moderate surface wear: VG-EX ($500-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 552 Goldsmith melon style football c.1915-20. Exceptional condition specimen with rich light brown leather surface displaying notably bold original Goldsmith Sporting Goods manufacturer's stampings. Ball has replacement string lacings and has been filled with stuffing material for display: EX-EX/MT ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 553 Reach raincap style leather football helmet c.1915. Rare style with this being one of only a handful we have retains a well defined early Reach single circle impressed logo below "1A" model number designation. Supple black leather has been oiled and displays nicely with some light wear to exterior. Felt lined interior has some slightly more pronounced wear and discoloration: EX ($500-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 554 Magnificent Winchester football themed advertising display c.1920s. Highly visual oversized piece is comprised of (5) 18.25"x40" panels with matching "15-H Football Display" markings at top. The center (3) have "Winchester" logo at top and show a large football imposed over game action scene. End panels depict a variety of different equipment pieces as offered by the Company. Color remains vibrant throughout with light toning and some more accentuated spotting in a few areas. Light to moderate edge and corner wear/chipping would, in most cases, not have measurable effect if the pieces were framed for display. In addition, there are few scattered creases and other minor flaws (one panel has some heavier wear at upper corner including a small strip of missing material). An exceedingly rare "set" to find intact and the first offering off all which we can recall in many years. One of the premier early football advertising pieces: Overall EX ($2,000-$4,000) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 555 Ray Baer scrapbooks and related material incl. lettermans' blanket. Varied assortment of materials as relate to his University of Michigan football career and other aspects of college life. Includes hardcover scrapbook which has been gilt lettered "Ray Baer Michigan 1928" on the front cover. Interior pages are filled with a variety of newspaper clippings along with postcards, letters, invitations, tickets/stubs, passes and other pieces which relate to Baer's college life with portions covering football. Most notable are several period photographs of Bear and other players, 1925 Michigan vs. Illinois sideline pass, and assorted Wolverines/football related paperwork. All pages are separated from binding and have varying degrees of chipping/loss and other wear; (2) additional books of similar size which contains clippings related to both high school and college football along with some other pieces (similar chipping/wear and separation of binding); Blanket has a large "M" patch applied at one corner with a pair of stars below. The name "Ray Bear" is embroidered at opposite corner. A well worn manufacturers remains affixed; an assortment of telegrams sent to Bear during his college playing days; and a pair of heavy bronze bookends have "Michigan" lettered at bottom front. The year 1911 pre-dates Baer's attendance at the school. Varying degrees of wear throughout: see description ($750-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 556 1925 University of Michigan team signed "Annual Football Banquet" program with Fielding Yost. Original program (4"x5.5") issued for the November 23, 1925 event which took place two days after the Wolverines won their final regular season game and claimed a Big Ten Conference Championship. It has been signed on the covers (inside and out) by a total of (40) attendees. Notables incl. Coach Fielding Yost, future football Hall of Famer Bennie Freidman, standout players Bennie Oosterbaan and Robert Brown, Detroit auto maker and known sports enthusiat Hugh Chalmers, and others. All are done in period ink rating 7 to 9 out of 10. Program displays light toning and a touch of wear. Includes an original sepia toned team photo captioned within, "Varsity Squad 1925." Image is just over 4"x6" and mounted to backing with scattered wear incl. a horizontal crease and small tear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Program EX/MT, Photo GD/VG ($500-$750) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 557 Ray Baer University of Michigan lettermans' sweater c.1920s. Heavy woolen sweater done in thick deep blue material has "M" school letter applied at front. A collar tag appears to have fallen out. Well preserved with evident usage and some general age wear. Desirable piece from a noteworthy program with highly uncommon direct attribution to a notable player: EX ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 558 1926 Fielding Yost and Michigan Coaching staff signed letter. December 14, 1926 dated two page letter on University of Michigan stationary as sent to Ray Baer in advance of the 1927 Michigan Wolverines season. The school was set to open it's new stadium and content relates the importance of individual player readiness and expectations for team performance. Signed on the second page, "F.H. Yost" along with assistant Coaches Elton Wieman (college FB HOFer), Harry Kipke (college FB HOfer), Jack Blott, and George Veenker. All are done in fountain pen rating 8 out of 10. Letter has some light corner/edge wear and moderate creasing to second page. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sigs. NM ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 559 Nice lot of University of Michigan football related pieces from the Baer collection. Includes 1927 postmarked card sent to advise Baer that he had been selected as an All-American; 1927 dated letter with printed Fielding Yost signature relaying details for the upcomming football season; (3) ticket stubs to Nov. 19, 1927 Michigan vs. Minnesota "Little Brown Jug" game; 3.5"x8" period photo of Benny Friedman in uniform; several original signal and play calling sheets; travel itineraries; 1924 Univ. of Mich. football banquet invitation; (2) pages of a Baer handwritten letter, one of which he has signed; and others. Varying degrees of wear throughout: Overall EX ($500-$750) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 560 1936 Los Angeles Bulldogs vs. Chicago Cardinals Exhibition Game program. Rare original program issued for December 13, 1936 game played at Gilmore Stadium. The Bulldogs were not a League affiliated team in 1936 but would join the AFL the following year and become one of just four professional teams to piece together a perfect season (undefeated and untied). Bound edge has vintage/toned tape applied and there are a few pencil notations to front cover. Additional wear includes a horizontal crease at center, some other creases, a few small chips/tears, and touch of discoloration: see description ($200-$400) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 561 1936 Detroit Lions and 1937 Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers Exhibition Game programs (2). Pair of original programs issued for games played at Gilmore Stadium. Includes 1936 Lions vs. Westward Cubs which has holes punched at left edge which has largely separated and covers are now held in place by small piece of toned/vintage tape. Light handling wear otherwise with pencil notation on front. Bears vs. Packers program displays scattered handling and age wear with some pencil notations on cover. Bound edge separated long ago and covers are held in place by toned/vintage tape: see description ($150-$250) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 562 1927 Red Grange and the New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Californians exhibition game program. Rare original program issued for January 16, 1927 "World's Championship Football Game" played between Grange's Yankees and Brick Muller and the Californians at Wrigley Field. Touch of wear to corners and edges and rusted paper clip outline at top right which has a light crease to both front and back pages. Game score is recorded inside in pencil along with a few player related notations: VG/EX ($300-$500) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 563 Football themed vendors' apron c.1930s. Blue cloth apron has a football graphic screened on front above "Press" and (3) cent price. It appears unused with some light general age related wear and a small piece of paper clipped on at top which has 1932 dated notation: EX/MT ($100-$300) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 564 Football figural lighter c.1930s-40s. Vintage cast metal figure of a football player stands atop mottled alabaster base. Head flips back to reveal striker and wick (no longer working). Stands just under 5" tall with mild scattered wear and loss to some of the upper surface color: VG-EX ($200-$400) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 565 "The Gregg Football Game" board game c. 1910-20s. Rare and obscure boxed game featuring full color lithographic football game scene on the lid. Interior retains two original wooden playing field boards with wooden player pieces. Very light wear throughout: EX ($400-$600) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 566 Choice Knute Rockne c.1920s fountain pen autograph. Vintage ink signature rating 8-8/9 out of 10 reads "Sincerely Knute K. Rockne." Done on heavy stock which measures just under 2.5"x3" and mounted to a larger backing. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM ($750-$1,250) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 567 1930 Providence Steam Rollers vs. Frankford Yellow Jackets program. Rare original scorecard style program issued for NFL game played in Providence. Heavy stock has toned and there is a vertical fold at center which has been well pressed out through years of flat storage. Bound edge has small separations at top and bottom and the upper edge has some chipping, creasing, and small tears (one very small piece is presently held on with tape). Pencil notation on front cover lists opponent and there are some game related markings inside: FR/GD ($300-$500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 568 Babe Ruth autograph in framed football themed display. Large format black and white photograph shows the Notre Dame football team, and Coach Knute Rockne, watching as Babe Ruth demonstrates his passing form. Ruth is uncommonly shown in football uniform. Bold "Babe Ruth" pencil signature rating 8-8/9 out of 10 has been matted below and appears on lightly toned paper slip. Includes full LOA from JSA: Sig. EX/MT-NM ($3,000-$5,000) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 569 Rare 1942 Rose Bowl phantom ticket - game cancelled after Pearl Harbor. Desirable original full ticket as issued for the 1942 Rose Bowl Game which was to be played in Pasadena, CA at Rose Bowl Stadium. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, fearing a retaliatory strike, a Government ban was instituted on large public West Coast gatherings; the Rose Bowl was the first significant event effected. In the interest of safety the game was shifted to North Carolina. Very few tickets to the original game remain in circulation with the offered being one of the most well preserved extant. Color remains crisp and bright throughout with sharp corners and no mentionable wear. Encapsulated by PSA and graded: PSA NM-MT 8 ($1,000-$3,000) $693.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 570 1946 Notre Dame National Champions banner. Period 17"x35.5" felt banner commemorating the 1946 season with applied white titling and text which lists the full season of game results. Strong overall condition with a hint of light toning to white portions and pinholes at corners: EX/MT ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 571 Notre Dame lettermans' blanket c.1940s. Oversized woolen blanket has the famed "ND" school logo applied at center with smaller version at corner. The name "Oliver Hunter" is embroidered beneath one of these; Hunter was the schools' first (4) time All-American most noted for his performance on their track team. Well preserved with some light wear and pilling: EX ($150-$250) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 572 University of North Dakota late 1940s lettermans' sweater. Heavy knit fabric sweater has "ND" school logo patch applied to front chest. Manufacturers tag in collar remains present due can not be deciphered due to wear. An embroidered strip tag inside reads "Bob Pesky" whom is known to have played football at the school in the period. Usage and wash wear: EX ($200-$400) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 573 1948 Moon Mullins "George Gipp Award." Imposing presentational piece stands a full two and half feet tall (30-31") with wooden square base supporting (4) corner uprights with figural football players and a taller center column with non-specific sportsman at top. An engraved placard on front reads, "Geo. Gipp Award, Little All American Coach 1949, Moon Mullins." Touch of light wear and tarnish with (1) football kicker broken at ankle (free standing on it's own) and the upper piece missing the floral garland it holds and some fingertips: Overall EX ($300-$500) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 574 "Triple Threat" movie poster c.1948. Original poster depicting NFL Stars who appeared in the film including Baugh, Luckman, Dudley, Van Buren, Waterfield, and others. Measures approx. 26"x39.5" and presently displayed shrinkwrapped to board with visible wear to include fold lines, some creases, and a few small edge chips/tears: GD/VG ($250-$500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 575 1947 L.A. Dons "Press And Rodio Information" guide. Early media guide issued by the AAFC team is done within a file folder which has vivid front cover illustration and bold text/titling. Staple bound with a hole punched at top and pencil notations where (2) others were intended. Mild toning and light wear: EX ($200-$400) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 576 1947 L.A. Dons home schedule and unused general admission ticket. Colorful and attractive period broadside listing the Dons home schedule remains nearly "as issued" with a light horizontal fold. Framed for display to measure 17"x21" overall. Included "General Admisson" ticket appears to be unused with smaller stub portion attached (EX/MT-NM): EX and EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 577 1947 Noble Doss Philadelphia Eagles Eastern Division Champions belt buckle. Vintage presentational belt buckle has "Philadelphia Eagles" team name engraved atop a gold colored raised figural team logo Eagle with football in talons. "1947 Eastern Division Champions, Noble Doss" is noted below. Marked "Sterling" on the back with some light surface wear. Doss enjoyed a successful college career with the Texas Longhorns before joining the Eagles for their 1947 and 48 seasons (the later of which included play on a Championship team). In 1949 he moved to the AAFC New York Giants: EX-EX/MT ($2,500-$3,500) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 577a Rare New York Football Giants sterling silver presentational tray by Cartier c.1941. Exceptional quality sterling silver presentational tray manufactured by highly revered jeweler Cartier displaying engraved facsimile signatures of the New York Giants football team to include Jack Lavelli, Jack Hinkle, Monk Edwards, Joe Carroll, Steve Owen, Tuffy Leemans, Willard Purdue, and ‘Cactus Face” Duggan. Images of two football goal posts engraved on the front as well. Beveled edge tray measures 16” in diameter weighing an impressive 52 Troy Ounces in total. Marked “Cartier, Sterling” on the reverse. Typical age wear including some minor surface scratching and few very minor surface undulations. First such example that we have encountered: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$3,000) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 578 Rare 1948 AAFC All-American Football Conference media guide set. Desirable complete set of guides covering all (8) teams incl. Bills, Colts, Yankees, Dodgers, Browns, 49ers, Dons, and Rockets. Also includes the "Record Manual" and gilt lettered faux leather storage pouch as issued in the period. Light general handling and age wear, slightly more accentuated in a few cases, with small amount of handwriting or stray ink marks on the Bills and Browns guides: VG-EX ($750-$1,000) $2,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 579 Rare 1947 Cleveland Browns vs. Chicago Rockets large format advertising broadside. Oversized piece done on heavy stock was issued to promote the AAFC game which took place in Cleveland. The Browns defeated Chicago and would go on to claim their second consecutive League Championship. Large mounting holes at edges have resulted in missing pieces of material and there is additional loss at lower right. A horizontal crease appears through the center with another below. In addition, there are some tears and a puncture. Despite noted issues, display value is impressive with this being one of only a handful of substantive advertising pieces of such size we have seen as relates to this important early League: GD (See description) ($500-$1,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 580 Rare August 9, 1947 Baltimore Colts Intersquad game program - first public exhibition in Franchise history. Important original program issued for game played in Waynesboro, PA had the team split into (2) squads billed as The Colts vs. Monumental City Ponies. It marked the first time the team, whom would debut in the AAFC the following month, engaged in a public display. Condition flaws throughout include creasing, some mild discoloration, and some isolated areas of back damage (residue and/or surface loss) from prior mounting: FR ($250-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 581 Lot of (4) 1948 Baltimore Colts game programs incl. 1st Playoff Game. Includes original program issued for the December 12th game played vs. Bills which marked the first Playoff game in Colts history (EX-EX/MT). Also includes 10/10 vs. 49ers (FR/GD); 11/14 vs. Rockets (GD); 12/5 vs. Bills (GD/VG-VG). Varying degrees/types of wear throughout: FR/GD to EX-EX/MT ($200-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 582 1951, 52, and 53 Pro-Bowl Game advertising broadsides. Trio of period 13.5"x21" pieces done on heavy stock to promote the events which were held in Los Angeles. Includes 1951 (blue background) which displays crisp color with some scattered wear and a tear to left edge; 1952 (yellow background showing Otto Graham) which has mild edge wear incl. a few small tears and chips; and 1953 (player number "32") which has similar mild edge wear along with some moisture staining. Impressive grouping with outstanding display value: GD-EX ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 583 Stan West Los Angeles Rams professional model jersey c.1950-54. Brilliant golden yellow durene jersey retains its original royal blue "64" on both front and back. Sand Knit manufacturer's tagging is affixed to the tail front along with "Fredericks and Co., Los Angeles" tag. The jersey exhibits evident heavy use inclusive of numerous period team repairs, surface "pilling" from usage wear, and wash wear to the tagging and numerals. West was the only Rams player of the era dating to the jersey style to have worn #64. Outstanding vintage professional jersey remaining in fully original unrestored condition. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: VG-EX ($1,500-$2,500) $2,310.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 584 Rare Detroit Lions sideline sweater c.1940s-50s. Woolen sweater done in blue has "Lions" team name lettered across the back. "Lippman's" tag appears in the collar above sewn in "32" player number. A large embroidered strip tag inside reads "46" although it is not clear if this is meant to indicate year or size. Exemplary condition with little mentionable wear aside from expected natural age. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 585 Rare Early 1950s New York Yanks attributed professional model helmet. Early Riddell clear shell helmet done in black and white (now toned to near yellow) with white center stripe. Suspension interior remains intact (stamped with size 7) as are the leather covered ear flaps (with padded interior areas). The leather chin strap is included with a small portion snapped onto (1) side; the balance has separated from this small piece but is present. Usage and some general age wear evident throughout. Sourced from the collection of team executive Frank Fitzgerald. Includes LOA from Hunt Autions and additional documentation regarding history of the piece: EX ($750-$1,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 586 New York Giants souvenir pennant c.1950s. Full sized red felt pennant with screened on titling has distinctive player graphic appearing over the New York City skyline with Statue of Liberty visible. Little mentionable wear aside from a trio of pinholes from mounting: EX/MT ($150-$250) $85.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 587 Chicago Bears professional model sideline jacket c.1950s. Letterman's style heavy wool jacket with leather sleeves has an embroidered team logo patch on the front chest. "May & Halas" tag appears inside along with size "42" tag. Appropriate usage wear with some discoloration to sleeves. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,000) $770.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 588 Mid 1960s Jack Kemp Buffalo Bills professional model jersey. White jersey with red and blue sleeve stripe accents has the number "15" on front, back, and shoulders. A "Kemp" nameplate appears on the back. "Rawlings" manufacturers tag in the tail notes size (44) and adjacent is the wash tag. The jersey displays a touch of light possible wear and is accompanied by a written history detailing it's origins with a Bills clubhouse man. Kemp was one of the AFL's most high profile players leading Buffalo to (3) consecutive division titles and a pair of League Championships. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX/MT ($2,000-$4,000) $6,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 589 Mammoth Len Ford Cleveland Browns stadium banner. Oversized two-sided cloth banner, done in Browns team colors, commemorating Ford's Induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1976. It is believed to have hung in a walkway at Cleveland Municipal Stadium with mild consistent with use in that sort of environment. Measures approx. 34" wide by a monstrous (17.5) feet long: EX ($200-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 590 1965 Cleveland Browns team signed football (Eastern Division Champions). Thorp Sporting Good Wilson P.Rozelle Official NFL football has been signed throughout by (38) members of the defending NFL Champions. Notables incl. Jim Brown, Lou Groza, Gene Hickerson, Leroy Kelly, Paul Warfield, Dick Modzelewski, and others. Marker signatures rate 7 to 7/8 out of 10. Ball has a touch of air loss and displays some extremely minor wear with discoloration to laces. Desirable and seldom offered period piece includes a host of Hall of Fame players. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($500-$750) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 591 January 29, 1967 Jim Brown "Farewell Day" broadside and program. Original heavy stock poster (11"x17") issued to promote Brown's retirement send-off has a touch of corner and edge wear along with some spotting and other discoloration. Matching program has some light general handling wear. Choice pairing with ideal display qualities: Overall EX ($300-$500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 592 Dick Hoak autographed c.1960s Pittsburgh Steelers professional model sideline shirt. Jet black pullover shirt accented with white and yellow trim has "Steelers" team name across the back and number "42" on sleeve. Rawlings manufacturers tag in the collar notes size (46) and it has been signed "Dick Hoak #42" in black marker rating 8 out of 10. An additional wash tag is inside. An exceedingly rare style and the first example of it's type we have handled. Includes auction LOA from JSA and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$750) $2,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 593 1960 Vince Lombardi signed Green Bay Packers check. November 16, 1960 dated check drawn on the Green Bay Packers account has been signed "Vince Lombardi" in ink rating 8 out of 10. Also signed by the team President and filled out in unknown hand. Typical punch hole and stamp cancellation with little other wear visible. Framed for display to 13"x15" and includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 594 1966 Green Bay Packers World Champions autographed football. Period football is marked with the "NFL" logo and "Green Bay Packers World Champions 1966" titling. It appears to have been covered on (3) panels with autographs of team members however those on (2) have all but faded from view. The third panel (and small portion of that just above) hosts approx. (25) signatures which remain visible incl. Ray Nitschke, Dave Robinson, Boyd Dowler, Fuzzy Thurston, Tim Brown, Willie Wood, Willie Davis, Carroll Dale, Max McGree, and Herb Adderley. These rate approx. 5-6/7 out of 10. Ball itself retains nice form and bold stampings with little mentionable wear and some fading to the coloration throughout. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX display value with note to description ($400-$600) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 595 Green Bay Packers 1965 NFL Champions. Uncommon full size green pennant having yellow lettering and player dÇcor with titling at bottom. Very clean condition with minimal wear retaining brilliant original color: NM ($300-$500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 596 1969 Vince Lombardi signed letter on Redskins stationary. November 6, 1969 dated letter on embossed team stationary has been signed at the close, "Vince" in ink rating 8/9 out of 10. Within he thanks the recipient for gifts sent to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Intercollegiate football. Light fold lines from mailing along with a file stamp. Displayed within 11.5"x14.5" frame. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 597 1958 Baltimore Colts World Champions National Bohemian advertising display. Large and colorful period piece (18.5"x28") is done on heavy stock with intact easel backing. Mild wear includes corner and edge chipping along with some very small scuffs and scrapes through the interior. A bit of moisture damage to lower left front has resulted in some light red streaks: VG-EX ($200-$400) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 598 Fine Johnny Unitas autographed professional model helmet c.1960s. Riddell Kra-Lite helmet with -bubbled+ ear hole openings has the Colts horseshoe logo decal applied at either side and blue center stripe accent. Unitas+ famed number -19+ is painted on the back which was frequently done by Colts equipment manager Fred Schubach rather than replacing heavily scratched and scarred decals. The (12) point suspension interior and snap in leather pads remain intact. As appropriate to numerous Colts examples of the period the helmet was refurbished, in the period, at least twice with three visible heat impressed -Riddell+ and -Kra-Lite+ stampings on back; two now covered in factory applied white paint, the third set properly in black. A number of 1960s era date stampings appear inside along with a faint -7+ size stamp. There are also a pair of -RK-2+ labels. Vintage two bar facemask in marked -Riddell+ as is the chinstrap. Exceptional usage wear can be found throughout with chipping and scuffs to both the shell and appliques. Signed and inscribed in faded black marker, -Best Wishes Dave Pinkham, Johnny Unitas+ (now rating approx. 4-4/5 out of 10). Obtained directly by aclose associate of noted Colts Owner Carroll Rosenblum whom was involved with the team for all but one of Unitas+ seasons in Baltimore. It was signed at the time to the recipients son and has remained in the family until this current offering. An outstanding example with unparalleled direct provenance. Includes auction LOA from JSA, LOA from Hunt Auctions (PSA/DNA Authentication sticker is affixed inside), and a letter of provenance from the Pinkham family: EX ($40,000-$60,000) $50,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 599 Jim Parker original artwork by Merv Corning. Desirable original watercolor has been signed within the work "M.Corning" and titled at bottom, "Jim Parker - tackle, guard Baltimore Colts." Framed for display in tasteful style to 25"x27" overall. Corning is highly regarded with a body of work that includes renownd aviation depictions and many prominent football themed pieces: NM ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 600 1958 Baltimore Colts team signed photograph. Black and white 8"x10" photo has been signed by (22) incl. Unitas, Berry (pers), Donovan, Marchetti, Parker, Pellington, and others. Marker signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $400.00
 
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