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Back Items For The Auction of February 4, 2017  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 101 2004 Hall of Fame autographed football with (35) signatures. Wilson football with the 2004 Hall of Fame Enshrinement logo on a side panel has been signed by attendees incl. John Elway (and wife Jessica), Barry Sanders, Gale Sayers, Dante Lavelli, Jim Kelly, John Mackey, Anthony Munoz, and others. Marker signatures rate 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 102 Lot of (3) Van Miller "Monday Quarterback Club" presentational awards. Trio of pieces as given to Miller by the long standing group which met with team owner Ralph Wilson on the Monday following each game. Includes "Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Distinguished Service Award" with Lucite base holding a figural metal bull and engraved placard reading in part, "...Presented To Van Miller By The Monday Quarterback Club, For Meritorious Service to The Buffalo Bills...2004" (base measures 6"x8"); wooden plaque (9"x12") which has "Award Of Excellence" etched in top portion and metal placard below reading in part, "Van Miller, 5 Decades of Broadcasting Bill Games...You're One in a Million, Monday Quarterback Club, September 2002"; additional plaque (9.5"x12.5") reading in part, "Van Miller, 30th Anniversary as Voice Of The Bills, August, 1996." Light wear to plaques. Includes letter of provenance from the Miller Family: EX-NM ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 103 Van Miller "Buffalo Bills Wall Of Fame" custom blazer. Dark blue sportcoat with "Wall Of Fame" patch on left front chest has "Van Miller" and "Wall Of Fame" embroidered tags inside. Buttons on both the front and sleeves are actual Buffalo nickels which have eyelet attached to backs. Light wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Miller Family: EX ($200-$400) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 104 Buffalo Bills related pieces (5) from the Van Miller Collection. Includes Wilson Official NFL football with white painted panel which has been lettered, "Game Ball Presented To Van Miller, The Voice Of The Buffalo Bills" (with 3 unidentified autographs) (EX); large and nicely done award (14"x17") with text reading in part, "A Tribute To Van Miller, Radio Voice of The Bills, In Recognition for your 25 years...Bills Backers International, June 5, 1992" (EX/MT-NM); professional model Bills jersey by Reebok ("01-44" year/size tag in collar) which has number "1" screened on and "Van" nameplate on back (EX); Bills leather jacket by Carl Banks (size L) (EX); and top of line full size VSR-4 Bills helmet by Riddell (NM). Includes letter of provenance from the Miller Family: EX-NM ($400-$600) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 105 Van Miller's 1989 Chrysler TC by Maserati. Limited run sports car which was available at a select 300 dealerships nationwide. Red two door convertible with brown leather interior as driven by Van Miller having only (27,000) miles on the odometer. Well maintained with expected light age and storage related wear. Includes custom hard top and letter of provenance from the Miller Family. This particular vehicle was highly cherished by Van Miller and is well known to his legions of fans from watching Miller arrive at the stadium in this very car. *NOTE: The car is located at the Miller residence outside of Buffalo, NY. The winning buyer will need to arrange for all proper titling, tag transfer, delivery, and tax related arrangements inclusive of related costs.. Includes letter of provenance from the Miller family: EX ($15,000-$20,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 106 Johnny Unitas autographed football. P.Tagliabue NFL ball signed by Unitas in silver paint pen on side panel. Signature rates 9 out of 10. Includes COA from Mounted Memories and custom acrylic display case: NM ($300-$500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 109 Jim Brown autographed Cleveland Browns jersey. Top of the line 1964 throwback style jersey by Mitchell & Ness (size XL) has been signed "Jim Brown HOF 71" on the back number in silver marker rating 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and additional COA: NM ($400-$600) $424.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 110 Jim Brown autographed Cleveland Browns helmet. Full size replica helmet by Riddell has been signed in marker rating 9 out of 10. Includes COA from JSA and there is a Fanatics authentication hologram affixed: NM ($200-$400) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 111 Gale Sayers autographed Chicago Bears helmet. Full sized Riddell TK2 throwback helmet with (2) bar facemask has been signed "Gale Sayers." Silver marker signature rates 8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($250-$450) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 112 1964 NFL Champion Cleveland Browns team signed helmet. Full sized Riddell RK2 throwback helmet with (2) bar facemask has been signed by (30+) incl. Jim Brown, Paul Warfield, Gene Hickerson, Leroy Kelly, Frank Ryan, Dick Modzelewski, and others. Black marker signatures rate 8 to 9/10 out of 10 (Houston a touch lesser having touched up the first letter of his name). Includes full LOA from JSA and additional COA: NM ($500-$750) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 113 Frank Gifford autographed New York Giants helmet. Full size replica helmet by Riddell has been signed "Frank Gifford" and inscribed "77 HOF." Silver marker signature rates 8-8/9 out of 10. Includes COA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 114 Rare Sammy Baugh autographed Washington Redskins full size helmet. Riddell RT2 throwback helmet done in 1950s style has been signed "Sam Baugh" in black marker rating 8-8/9 out of 10. Touch of very light scattered wear mentioned largely for accuracy. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Helmet EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 115 Unique Red Grange, Gale Sayers, and Walter Payton autographed football. Wilson P.Rozelle Official NFL white panel football has been signed by the trio of legendary Bears running backs. Blue marker signatures rate 6/7 (Sayers) to 7/8 out of 10. The first example featuring these (3) signers we have seen. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 116 Hall of Fame autographed football. Wilson P.Rozelle Official NFL football has been signed by (9) incl. Bart Starr, Gale Sayers, Jim Brown, Paul Hornung, Herb Adderley, Buck Buchanon, Crazylegs Hirsch, Lenny Moore, and Charley Trippi. Silver marker signatures rate 7/8 to 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($200-$400) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 117 "Broadway Joe Namath" autographed large format photograph. Color 16"x20" photo has been signed "Broadway Joe Namath" in blue marker rating 9/10 out of 10. Framed for display to 22.5"x26.5" overall with descriptive placard. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 118 Joe Namath autographed New York Jets jersey. Top of the line 1968 throwback style jersey by Mitchell & Ness (size L) has been signed "Joe Namath" on a back number in marker rating 8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and there is a Namath Authentication hologram affixed: NM ($400-$600) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 119 "Broadway Joe Namath" autographed football. Wilson "The Duke" Official NFL football has been signed "Broadway Joe Namath" in marker rating 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 120 "Broadway Joe Namath" autograph New York Jets Pro Line helmet. Riddell full size VSR-4 model helmet signed on side panel by Namath in black paint pen. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 121 Joe Namath autographed Super Bowl 50 commemorative helmet. Full sized replica helmet by Riddell has been signed "Joe Namath" in gold marker rating 7/8-8 out of 10. One of only a handful done at a private event. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 122 Joe Montana autographed Super Bowl 50 commemorative helmet. Full sized replica helmet by Riddell has been signed "Joe Montana" in gold marker rating 8 out of 10. One of only a small number done at a private event. Montana authentication hologram affixed: NM ($400-$600) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 123 San Francisco 49'ers "5 Times Super Bowl Champions" autographed photo. Large format photographic composite has been signed by (37) incl. Montana, Young, Rice, Lott, Jackson, Craig, Clarke, and others. Marker signatures rate 9/10 out of 10. Framed for display to 28"x32" with descriptive placard. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: NM ($400-$600) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 124 San Francisco 49'ers Hall of Famers and Stars autographed helmet. Full size replica helmet by Riddell has been signed by (19) incl. Tittle, Young, Rice, Montana, Lott, Johnson, McElhenney, Wilcox, Dean, and others. Marker signatures rate 8/9-9/10 out of 10. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: NM ($750-$1,250) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 125 "The Catch" Joe Montana and Dwight Clark autographed San Francisco 49ers helmet. Full size replica helmet by Riddell has been signed by Montana and Clarke in black marker rating 9 to 9/10 out of 10. Clarke has handwritten "The Catch 1.10.82" and drawn the play as it took place in the famed NFC Championship game. Includes COA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 126 Deion Sanders "Prime Time" autographed San Francisco 49'ers helmet. Full size replica helmet by Riddell has been signed "Deion Sanders" and inscribed "Prime Time." Black marker signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Includes COA from PSA/DNA and Sanders' authentication hologram is affixed: NM ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 127 Joe Montana autographed and "MVP" inscribed San Francisco 49'ers helmet. Full size replica helmet by Riddell has been signed "Joe Montana" and inscribed "SB XVL XIX XXIV MVP." Black marker signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Montana authentication hologram affixed: NM ($400-$600) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 128 Purple People Eaters autographed Minnesota Vikings helmet. Full size replica helmet by Riddell has been signed by Alan Page, Carl Eller, Jim Marshall, and Gary Larson. Marker signatures rate 9-9/10 out of 10. Includes COA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 129 Washington Redskins Quarterbacks autographed and inscribed helmet. Full size replica helmet by Riddell has been signed by Sonny Jurgenson, Joe Theisman, Mark Rypien, and Doug Williams. Each has added career related inscriptions. Marker signatures rate 8 to 9/10 out of 10. Includes COA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $331.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 130 Pittsburgh Steelers "Team of the Decade" autographed print. Large format 24.5"x29.5" print has been signed throughout by (51) 1970s era team members at a 1999 Reunion. Notables incl. Bradshaw, Russell, Noll, Greene, Bleier, Webster, Blount, Greenwood, Lambert, Ham, and others. Marker signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Also signed by the artist and numbered "PP26" (likely denoting that it is a players' proof). Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: NM ($750-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 131 Jack Lambert, Jack Ham, and Andy Russell autographed Pittsburgh Steelers helmet. Full size replica helmet by Riddell has been signed by all in silver marker (with additional handwritten inscriptions) rating 8/9 out of 10. Includes COA from JSA: NM ($200-$400) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 132 Tom Landry autographed photograph. Color 16"x20" image picturing Landry holding the Super Bowl trophy signed in blue sharpie. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$400) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 133 Troy Aikman autographed Dallas Cowboys Nike On Field jersey. High quality jersey (size XL) has been signed on the back number in marker rating 8/9 out of 10. Includes COA from JSA and there is an Aikman hologram affixed: NM ($200-$400) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 134 Roger Staubach autographed Dallas Cowboys Nike On Field jersey. High quality jersey (size L) has been signed on the back number in marker rating 8/9 out of 10. Includes COA from JSA: NM ($200-$400) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 135 Barry Sanders autographed Detroit Lions helmet. Full size replica helmet by Riddell has been signed in blue marker rating 8 out of 10. Includes COA from JSA: NM ($200-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 136 Rare Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl MVPs autographed jersey. Troy Aikman Cowboys jersey by Wilson has been signed on the back number by all (7) Dallas Cowboys players whom have been named MVP of the Super Bowl. These include Troy Aikman, Roger Staubach, Emmitt Smith, Chuck Howley, Harvey Martin, Larry Brown, and Randy White. All are done in silver marker rating 8 to 8/9 out of 10 with Howley a touch lesser. Framed to 32"x40" and includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($750-$1,500) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 137 Dallas Cowboys "The Triplets" - Aikman, Smith, and Irving autographed helmet. Top of line full sized Authentic OnField VSR-4 helmet by Riddell has been signed by Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, and Michael Irvin. All are done in blue marker rating 9-9/10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and Aikman and Smith authentication holograms are affixed: NM ($750-$1,250) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 138 Superb Walter Payton autographed football. Official Wilson NFL 75th Anniversary football signed boldly on side panel by Payton in silver paint pen along with "34" uniform number notation. Signature rates 10 out of 10. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($750-$1,250) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 139 Walter Payton autographed limited edition jersey. Chicago Bears style white mesh pull over jersey with sewn on player number "34" on front, back, and sleeves and "Payton" name on back. Signed on the back number "3" in silver paint pen, "Walter Payton" with added "Sweetness", "110 TD's", and "16,726" (yards) inscriptions. The signature rates 8 out of 10. Hand numbered 123/134. Includes COA from Walter Payton Inc. and has ben matted and framed in shadow box style display: NM ($1,500-$2,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 140 1986 New York Giants Super Bowl Champions team signed helmet. Full size replica helmet by Riddell has been signed by (26) incl. Taylor, Carson, Simms, Morris, Banks, and others. Silver marker signatures rate 8 to 9/10 out of 10. Includes COA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $2,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 141 Walter Payton autographed large format photograph. Matted and framed 16"x20" photo depicting Payton leaping over the defense signed at the bottom margin, "Walter Payton 16,726" in blue sharpie. Includes Payton hologram and COA from Steiner Sports: NM ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 142 San Diego Chargers "Air Coryell" - Fouts, Joiner, and Winslow autographed helmet. Full sized replica helmet by Riddell has been signed by Hall of Famers Charlie Joiner, Dan Fouts, and Kellen Winslow. Yellow paint pen signatures rate 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Includes COA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 143 Barry Sanders autographed Detroit Lions Nike On Field jersey. High quality jersey (size L) has been signed on the back number in marker rating 8 out of 10. Includes COA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 144 Brett Favre autographed Super Bowl XXXII logo football. Wilson Official NFL Super Bowl XXXII logo football has been signed "Brett Favre." Black marker signature rates 7-7/8 out of 10. JSA Authentication sticker affixed (COA not included): EX/MT ($100-$300) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 145 Bo Jackson autographed Oakland Raiders helmet. Full size replica helmet by Riddell has been signed "Bo Jackson" in marker rating 9-9/10 out of 10. Includes COA from PSA/DNA and Jackson authentication hologram is affixed: NM ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 146 Bo Jackson autographed football with Jolene Jessie hand painted artwork. Wilson "The Duke" Official NFL football has been signed on the side panel, "Bo Jackson" in silver marker rating 8 out of 10. The panel below has been hand painted with his likeness and signed by the artist, "Jessie." Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 147 2012 Football Hall of Fame Induction Class autographed limited edition football. Wilson R.Goodell "The Duke" special edition football has Hall of Fame logo and "Class of 2012" printed on along with names and jersey numbers of the Inductees. Signed by Butler, Dawson, Doleman, Kennedy, Martin, and Roaf in silver paint pen rating 9 to 10 out of 10. Hand numbered 082 out of 100 and includes COA from the Football Hall of Fame: NM ($300-$500) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 148 2013 Football Hall of Fame Induction Class autographed limited edition football. Wilson R.Goodell "The Duke" special edition football has Hall of Fame logo and "Class of 2013" printed on along with names and jersey numbers of the Inductees. Signed by Culp, Allen, Carter, Ogden, Robinson, Parcells, and Sapp in silver paint pen rating 9 to 10 out of 10. Hand numbered 62 out of 100 and includes COA from the Football Hall of Fame: NM ($400-$600) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 149 2014 Football Hall of Fame Induction Class autographed limited edition football. Wilson R.Goodell "The Duke" special edition football has Hall of Fame logo and "Class of 2014" printed on along with names and jersey numbers of the Inductees. Signed by Strahan, Brooks, Guy, Humphrey, Jones, Reed, and Williams in silver paint pen rating 9 to 10 out of 10. Hand numbered 28 out of 100 and includes COA from the Football Hall of Fame: NM ($400-$600) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 150 2015 Football Hall of Fame Induction Class autographed limited edition football. Wilson R.Goodell "The Duke" special edition football has Hall of Fame logo and "Class of 2015" printed on along with names and jersey numbers of the Inductees. Signed by Bettis, Brown, Haley, Polian, Shields, Tingelhoff, and Wolf in silver paint pen rating 9 to 10 out of 10. Hand numbered 24 out of 125 and includes COA from the Football Hall of Fame: NM ($400-$600) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 151 2016 Football Hall of Fame Induction Class autographed limited edition football. Wilson R.Goodell "The Duke" special edition football has Hall of Fame logo and "Class of 2015" printed on along with names and jersey numbers of the Inductees. Signed by Favre, Dungy, DeBartolo, Greene, Harrison, and Pace in silver paint pen rating 9 to 10 out of 10. Hand numbered 81 out of 125 and includes COA from the Football Hall of Fame: NM ($400-$600) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 152 "Pro Football Hall of Fame" autographed hard cover book with a remarkable (71) signatures. Hardcover coffee table style book released to commemorate the landmark Anniversary has been signed throughout the first and last few pages by (71) Inductees. Notables incl. Gale Sayers, Raymond Berry, Dick Butkus, Lenny Moore, Joe Greene, Jack Lambert, Carl Eller, Franco Harris, Sam Huff, Jim Taylor, Len Dawons, and Fred Biletnikoff. Marker signatures rate 8 to 9/10 out of 10. Includes COA from the Football Hall of Fame: NM ($500-$1,000) $825.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 153 Football Hall of Fame Bronze Bust postcards complete limited edition set (155 autographed). Desirable set showcasing all members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame up through the 2013 Induction Class. Total of (155) players have signed the front of their respective card in marker rating from 8 to 10 out of 10 including Montana, Bradshaw, E.Smith, Rice, Blanda, Tarkenton, Starr, Staubach, Sayers, Page, Marino, Madden, and Fouts. Each card is hand numbered 35 out of 150 on the back and bears the Hall of Fame hologram. Housed within the original monogrammed binder and includes COA from the Football Hall of Fame: NM ($3,000-$5,000) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 154 Lot of (3) Joe Carr 1928-1938 Spalding Baseball Guides. Trio of presentation bound guide books as issued in 1928, 34, and 38 with each having Carr's name impressed on the front cover in gilt lettering. Varying degrees of handling and age related wear throughout with most pronounced being to the 1934 guide which has loose covers. Includes letter of provenance from the Carr Family: GD-EX ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 155 "Post-Graduate Football" by Joe Carr - unpublished manuscript with related documents. Typewritten (33) page manuscript which went unpublished was a collaborative effort between Carr and writer Michael Fanning. The work had been sent to a New York publisher for review and bears their stamp on the first page. Included is a letter from the publisher sent upon return of the manuscript, several letters and a telegram from Fanning to Carr related to the work, and an unsigned file copy of a letter sent from Carr to Fanning in 1935. Also included is a faux leather briefcase in which the Carr Family had long stored many of his personal effects. Varying degrees of wear throughout. Includes letter of provenance from the Carr Family: Overall EX ($400-$600) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 156 Joe Carr illustration artwork c.1930s. Oversized period piece done in the mid to late 1930s pays tribute to Carr with a large portrait at center. Long stored rolled with mild to moderate wear throughout including some horizontal wrinkles/bends and corner/edge chipping. Light toning is most pronounced at lower and right edges. Measures approx. 16.5"x22", signed by the artist at lower left. Includes letter of provenance from the Carr Family: GD/VG ($300-$500) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 157 Joe Carr illustration artwork c.1930s. Period piece having a football and field decorated background and text box with overlaid portrait of Carr. Housed in 12"x14" frame with light toning and wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Carr Family: EX ($300-$500) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 158 1937 Joe Carr National Football League season pass. Heavy stock season pass (business card sized) with beautifully embossed design and text and "Joe F. Carr and Party" typed in the bearers line. In very fine overall condition showing just a hint of light wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Carr Family: EX/MT ($500-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 159 Rare Joe Carr full name autographed 1938 N.A.P.B.L. Convention booklet. Soft cover book relaying the minutes of the 1938 annual meeting which was held in New Orleans. It has been signed on the first inside page by Joe Carr a total of (3) times. There are a pair of "Joe F. Carr" signatures (below one of which he has written "Promotional Director") and an additional "Joseph F. Carr." All are done in pencil rating 8/9-9 out of 10. An exceedingly rare autograph in any form, the full name example is particularly noteworthy. "Joe F. Carr" has all been printed (in his hand) on the outside front cover (7/8). An interesting association piece from Carr whom was then concurrently working as both the NFL Commissioner and an executive with Minor League baseball. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Carr Family: Sigs. EX/MT-NM, Book VG/EX ($4,000-$6,000) $2,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 160 Lot of (3) pieces from the Joe Carr Collection. Includes small maroon box which is marked, "Cartier." On the interior lid is and applique which is gilt lettered with text of the "Hail To The Redskins" fight song. A small paper slip found inside has handwritten sentiment from Corrine Griffith, wife of noted team owner George Preston Marshall; presentational medal with upper bar engraved "Excellence" on front and "Joseph F. Carr" on the back. Lower portion is lettered "Bible History" on front and has presenters name on the back; and small basketball shaped figural charm marked "RG." Light to mild scattered wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Carr Family: Overall EX ($400-$600) $198.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 161 Knute Rockne figural bookends from the Carr Collection with football book c.1930s. Pair of cast metal bookends offer a familiar bust of Rockne in slightly different configuration that we seen or offered in the past. Polished surfaces show a touch of light natural age and each has a faint mark (which appears to include 1931 date) on the back. Includes hardcover copy of "Functional Football" from the Carr collection and letter of provenance from the Carr Family: Bookends EX/MT, Book GD/VG ($500-$750) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 162 Rare Joe Carr autographed 1932 Baseball Blue Book. Period fountain pen, "Joe. F. Carr" signature rating 7/8 out of 10 appears at upper edge of the front cover with his handwritten address below. A series of handwritten notations/corrections/additions throughout the book suggest that it was often referenced by Carr whom was then concurrently working as both the NFL Commissioner and President of the Columbus Redbirds baseball team (these are presumed but can not be guaranteed to have been written by Carr). Mild handling and a touch of general age related wear otherwise. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Carr Family: Sig. EX/MT, Book VG/EX ($2,000-$4,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 163 Rare Joe Carr American Basketball League 10K gold presentational charm. Figural charm done to resemble a basketball complete with seams and stitching has been engraved, "Joe F. Carr, Pres., American B.B. League." It is marked just below, "10K." The ABL was Carr's brain child and he established the League in 1925 while serving as Commissioner for the NFL. Through the League Carr would help to modernized basketball and bring the game to the forefront allowing it gain foothold as a viable professional sport. The charm weighs (5) grams with a hint of light wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Carr Family: EX/MT ($1,000-$3,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 164 Rare Joe Carr autographed 1930 Reach Baseball Guide. Hard bound guide book having a bold period fountain pen, "Joe. F. Carr" signature on the inside front cover with his handwritten address below. The autograph, rating 9-9/10 out of 10, is likely the nicest of the select few which we have offered in over (20) years. Book itself has moisture damage throughout (prominently effecting covers with interior showing some minor effects) and some other handling and general age related wear. An interesting association piece from Carr whom was then concurrently working as both the NFL Commissioner and President of the Columbus Redbirds baseball team. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Carr Family: Sig. NM, Book GD ($3,000-$5,000) $1,980.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 165 Fine Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig autographed baseball from the Joe F. Carr Collection c.1927. Orange and black stitched "Wilson American League" baseball has been signed "Babe Ruth" (sweetspot) and "Lou Gehrig" (customary side panel position) in black fountain pen rating 7-7/8 out of 10. Written on the panel above, in period ink, is the date, "1927, Sept-17." The ball displays mild toning with a handful of minor scattered imperfections. An outstanding example with note to both dating (The Yankees were coming down the stretch of their much lauded Championship season) and unusually strong provenance. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Carr Family: EX/MT ($10,000-$20,000) $13,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 166 Important 1921 Columbus Panhandles team photograph. Rare early sepia toned photograph featuring the team billed by Joe Carr (shown at far right) as the "Toughest in Professional Football" which included (6) of the famed Nesser brothers and the only father/son combo in history. Just one year prior the Panhandles are beloved to have played in the first NFL game after signing on as charter members to the League, then known as the American Professional Football Association. Image (7.75"x9.75") shows a touch of light toning and light wear with a minor wrinkle/crease at lower right. Heavy stock backing to which it is mounted (as issued) shows slightly more pronounced wear with some small chips to corners. Includes letter of provenance from the Carr Family: VG/EX ($2,000-$4,000) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 167 1926 Joe Carr New York Football Giants Sterling Silver season pass. Rare team issued piece allowed admittance to home games played at The Polo Grounds. Done in football figural shape with raised design on the front incorporating a uniformed player and "New York Football Giants" text. The back has "Joe F. Carr" name engraved and is marked, "Dieges & Clust." In fine overall condition with a hint of light handling wear. Carr was instrumental in bringing Professional football to New York and in his role as Commissioner worked closely with Wellington Mara to establish the Giants as an NFL Franchise. Includes letter of provenance from the Carr Family: EX/MT ($2,000-$4,000) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 168 Significant Joe Carr National Football League 10K gold presentational charm. Figural charm done to resemble a football complete with seams and stitching has been engraved, "National Football League, Jos. F. Carr Pres." It is marked just below, "10K." Assuming control of the NFL in 1922 the League flourished under Carr, who's no nonsense style of leadership gave the public confidence that is was being run in an open, forthright, and capable manner. Although diminutive in size (weighing just 5 grams) the offered charm is one of the more important pieces of early NFL jewelry to have entered the marketplace. Includes letter of provenance from the Carr Family: EX/MT ($3,000-$5,000) $2,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 169 Historically significant 1926 Pottsville Maroons anthracite charm presented to Joe Carr. The 1925 season ranks as the best enjoyed by the Pottsville Maroons during their brief stint as members of the National Football League; a point in time during which the Championship was decided by win/loss record, not a final playoff game. Heading into December, 1925, Pottsville was tied with Chicago for best record and met the Cardinals at Comiskey Park winning 21-7. Ahead in the standings, they earned rights to play an exhibition game against a team of college All-Stars and the affair was booked for Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Although the game had been organized by the Frankford Yellow Jackets, Frankford Management brought a grievance to the League stating that Pottsville was not entitled to play within their designated territory. Despite warnings from Joe Carr not to go ahead with the plans, the Maroons played (and won) the game. Carr suspended the Maroons thus not allowing their season to be finished. Chicago, winning an additional pair of games which had been scheduled after the loss to Pottsville, were named the 1925 NFL Champions. Under strain of competition from the fledgling AFL which was aggressively adding teams, Carr reinstated Pottsville for the 1926 season. Although the relationship was strained, and the entire series of events would become notorious, the Maroons extended an olive branch to Carr in the form of this figural football shaped charm. Done in anthracite, it has been engraved "Pottsville 1926" on one panel and "JFC" on the opposite. Though diminutive in size, it's importance can not be overstated with note to the storied team it represents in their best season. Includes letter of provenance from the Carr Family and a small metal compact/case in which the piece was long stored: EX/MT-NM ($5,000-$10,000) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 170 UPDATED DESCRIPTION: Historically significant Green Bay Packers National Football League charter certificate c.1920s. Joseph F. Carr assumed control of the American Professional Football Association in 1921 and was of sound conviction that the sport he loved was deserving of a far more prominent spot within the culture of American sport. From the start, he was determined to bring the game into the spotlight and show that it was being run in an honest and capable manner. Upon taking over, Carr instituted all manner of sweeping changes starting with the name and decreed that from 1922 onward the conglomerate of teams was to be known as "The National Football League." Other new rules and regulations introduced included League by-laws, membership criteria, a uniform player's contract, territorial rights, and a strict ban on the use of college players. It was this last point which would be pushed to the forefront by a controversial news report in late 1921. The public had long been wary of professional teams using collegiate players and when conclusive proof surfaced that three such players from Notre Dame had taken the field on behalf of Green Bay, Carr was forced to act. At a meeting of League Officials and team representatives in January of 1922 the Franchise rights which had been granted to the Packers were revoked. "My grandfather said he knew that some of the teams had been fudging on this particular rule" recalls grandson James Carr, "but this is the first time [he had] caught somebody, So he pulled the league franchise from the Packers and Curly Lambeau and that Franchise certificate that was originally sent to Lambeau was returned" That original certificate still belongs in our family." Upon further research we have concluded that this particular certificate dates to slightly later than referenced within the Carr family archives likely to the early to mid 1920s era rather than 1921 specifically. Undoubtedly, the offered certificate if an original signed variant as retained by Joseph Carr quite possibly with relation to the Packers process of renaming and assimilation into the NFL during that 1920s period. Beautifully executed on 13.5"x16" heavy stock, the certificate has "The National Football League Certificate of Membership" titling atop an American flag with football logo. The body is executed in flowing script which reads in part, "The Green Bay Football Corporation, A corporation owning and operating a Professional Football Club has by proper action of the National Football League been duly nominated and admitted into membership in that League" This Certificate endorses the right of the Green Bay Football Corporation to represent the city of Green Bay" It has been signed at lower right, "Joe F. Carr" in fountain pen rating 9/10 out of 10. The piece remains in fine overall condition with a touch of light even toning throughout (slightly more accentuated at areas) and some scattered additional very minor discoloration. Though Carr would help evolve the game from a band of small town teams to the largest spectator sport in America with participating clubs dotted throughout its major cities, The Packers remain unique as the only major professional sports team in American which is owned by the community in which it plays. Founded in 1919 by Curly Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun and known in their earliest incarnation as The Acme Packers, they came to their now famed "Green Bay Packers" moniker after the Indian Packing Company agreed to sponsor the purchase of uniforms. In order to resume play in the NFL after the Franchise was revoked by Carr, Lambeau organized "The Hungry Five." Together, these Green Bay area businessmen raised the needed funds and incorporated the team as a non-profit. Over the ensuing decades they have won an NFL record (13) League Championships which include (9) NFL Titles and (4) Super Bowls. Includes letter of provenance from the Carr Family and full LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($20,000-$40,000) $17,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 171 Highly Important Joe F. Carr Trophy - "National Football League Most Valuable Player Award" - Awarded each year from 1938 to 1946, The Joe F. Carr Trophy is the only of its' type which has ever been issued by the NFL directly to honor it's Most Valuable Player. The offered example has remained within the Carr Family Collection and is a nearly identical version of which was presented to players with the exception of size. Although the complete background has been lost to history, it appears that this was a memorial piece done for Carr's wife in his honor. Standing 18" tall, the upper portion consists of a figural metal football which has been engraved, "National Football League, Most Valuable Player." Atop is player figural finial posed with ball in hand, ready to pass. The support bar below is flanked by a pair of kickers. The ornate wooden base is decorated with (2) eagle finials and a football field goal upright. An engraved metal placard on front reads, "Joe F. Carr Trophy, Awarded to Mrs. Joe F. Carr, In Appreciation And Commemoration." In fine overall condition with professional repair to one kicker figure. The significance and scarcity of the offered trophy cannot be overstated. Based on a scant population of Carr trophies issued, craftsmanship, and direct provenance to Carr as a formative figure within the NFL this particular specimen ranks as one of the more significant football trophies ever offered at public auction. Includes letter of provenance from the Carr Family: EX ($25,000-$50,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 172 Morrill Style football noseguard c.1900. Early example showing appropriate usage and age related wear with intact cloth head strap. "L.F.O." initials have been hand carved into the side. It has been repaired along a pair of cracks (and has a few resulting small chips) however this detracts only slightly from the overall display value: see description ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 173 Early football cleats c.1910s-20s. Pair of leather cleats done at the highest level of quality for the period with a series of affixed bars and raised tack heads on bottom to aid in grip. Usage and some general age related wear throughout: EX ($200-$400) $151.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 174 Red Grange signature model Wilson football helmet c.1920s. Dog-ear style leather helmet displays strong Grange facsimile signature, Wilson, and model "77H" stampings. Mild usage and some general age related wear with scuffing to leather. Cloth chin strap intact: EX ($300-$500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 175 "Monday Morning Coach" football themed game c.1934. Boxed game has fantastic graphics on the lid which can be suitably positioned for display however there is substantial damage to the side flaps and mild general toning/wear on upper surface. Contents remains in far better overall condition with an essentially unused fold out playing board, a large quantity of playing cards that show some light to mild toning and handling wear, instructional cards in similar condition, and (3) small play pieces. The first example of this particular game we have offered: FR/GD-EX/MT ($200-$400) $75.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 176 Jim Thorpe near life size original artwork. Large original oil on wood artwork showing Thorpe in his football uniform stands over (6) feet tall and is cut around the edges/details to removed excess material. Unsigned and having a very nice folk art quality: EX ($300-$500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 177 **UPDATED DESCRIPTION** Football themed advertising display c.1910s. Large format panoramic style art lithograph with original die-cut football player extended at the bottom border. Titled "Skirting the End or Tearing off Five Yds." and signed within the work, "H.C. Renwick." Framed to 16.5"x44" with visible wear including some small chips and holes, along with a small tear along lower edge and some other mild flaws. Original descorative medallions removed from the bottom corners: GD ($300-$500) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 178 Scarce football coin operated vending machine game c.1930. Very fine cast metal cased game featuring a color lithographic interior football game scene with early uniformed players. Titled "Football" on the top of the interior with various scoring receptacles at the base. Raised lettering "Buddy Ball Gum Vendor" on front of casing with football and baseball embossed decor on top. 15" tall with game remaining in working order. Expected light to moderate use visible throughout. First example of this attractive period football game we have encountered: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 179 Red Grange autographed photograph. Haunting black and white image of the "Galloping Ghost" signed by Grange in black marker across the front. 8"x10" matted and framed. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($200-$400) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 180 Byron "Whizzer" White autographed photograph. Original 8"x10" sepia tone image picturing White in full uniformed football pose signed in blue ink rating 8 out of 10. Desirable signed image from the noted football player and Supreme Court Justice. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($200-$400) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 181 Sammy Baugh autographed photograph. Matted 11"x14" black and white image picturing Baugh posed in Redskins uniform in front of the US Capitol building. Signed in blue sharpie "Sliging Sam Baugh". Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($100-$300) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 182 1904 William Gummere autographed document - participant in the first intercollegiate game played in America. New Jersey Supreme Court document dating to 1904 has been signed by Gummere in fountain pen rating 8 out of 10 with short handwritten statement. Gummere was team Captain for Princeton, and by default their Coach, and participated in the November 6, 1869 game played vs. Rutgers. This is believed to be the first intercollegiate football game in American history and was part of the inaugural college football season. Document has typical fold lines from storage and a hint of other light wear. Framed to 14"x16" for display. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $65.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 183 Miniature "Buddy Lee" leather football helmet c.1930s. Dog ear style leather football helmet giving the appearance of a salesman's sample type piece was issued with a "Buddy Lee" children's doll. Handling and age related wear throughout with scuffing to leather and some loss to inner padding: VG ($150-$300) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 184 Football figural matchsafe c.1930-40s. Heavy gauge cast white metal matchsafe with brass wash features a lidded football shaped figural at left side having football player finial. 8" long with ash receptacle on the base: EX ($300-$500) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 185 Paul "Bear" Bryant autographed book. Hardcover copy of "Bear" has been signed on the first inside page in marker rating 9/10 out of 10. Touch of light handling wear to book with some tears, chips, and staining to dustjacket. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Book EX ($50-$100) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 186 Notre Dame Orange Bowl souvenir pennant c.1970s. Full size navy blue pennant features colorful football graphic at left end: EX ($100-$200) $50.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 187 Notre Dame football souvenir pennant c.1940s. Full size blue pennant featuring player graphic along with clover image on left side and team name in gold across the front: EX-EX/MT ($150-$250) $83.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 188 1941 Cotton Bowl "Outstanding Performance" trophy with related material. Imposing figural trophy presented to the Fordham player Jimmy Blumenstock who scored a touchdown in the game played vs. Texas A&M in Dallas. The piece stands over 20" tall with a cast player figure set atop full size metal football which has been lettered, "Outstanding Performance, Cotton Bowl." These are mounted on a circular base with with engraved metal band reading "Jimmy Blumenstock 1941." Included is Blumenstock's 1976 Forham University Hall of Fame Induction plaque (presented posthumously), (4) late 1930s to early 40s images of Blumenstock while with the Fordham team (sizes range from 5"x7" to 12.5"x14"), (2) c.1940s armed forces commendation letters, condolence letter sent to his mother following his untimely death, and a 1964 White House mailing envelope likewise sent to his mother. Varying degrees of wear throughout with scattered nicks and dents to trophy and plaque: GD-EX ($2,500-$3,500) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 189 1930 Rockne's All Notre Dame exhibition game ticket stub (Rockne's Final Game as Notre Dame coach). Original stub to the game played just after the close of 1930 season displays a touch of very light corner/edge wear. A small line of mounting damage/residue runs across the back. Notable rarity issued for game played which would be Rockne's last as a coach before his tragic passing in plane crash: EX ($500-$1,000) $297.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 190 1947 College Football All-Star Team signed photograph with related program. Original program issued for the game played between the Chicago Bears and College All-Stars has been signed on the cover by Glenn Davis (marker, 9/10 out of 10). Accompanied by a large format period photo of the College team (12"x20" in frame) which has been signed by approx. (50) of those shown including Heisman winners Glenn Davis and Doc Blanchard along with Hall of Famer Charlie Trippi. Signatures rate approx. 6/7 out of 10 on average and the piece shows a touch of light toning and wear. Program has mild general handling and storage wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX ($400-$600) $266.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 191 Amos Alonzo Stagg autographed index card with figural bookends. Pair of substantive cast bronze bookends, each marked "Western Foundry" on back (EX); lightly toned 3"x5" index card has been signed "Amos Alonzo Stagg" and he has handwritten a nice account of his career with teams/years/etc. Signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Tastefully displayed within 6.5"x8.5" frame which is held upright by a wooden base. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-NM ($200-$400) $70.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 192 Amos Alonzo Stagg signed 8"x10" photograph. Black and white photographic portrait has been signed "Amos Alonzo Stagg" along the lower edge. Ink signature rates 7/8-8 out of 10. Includes COA from PSA/DNA: EX/MT-NM ($150-$250) $45.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 193 Robert Zuppke signed photograph. Black and white 8"x10" photo has been signed, "Tom Mrs. Winterholter and Harold, Robert C. Zuppke." Vintage fountain pen signature rates 8 out of 10. Housed in slightly larger frame and includes COA from PSA/DNA: EX/MT ($100-$200) $55.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 194 Fielding Yost "The Quarterback" original movie poster artwork c.1926. Large format original work featuring a portrait of Yost at top with text below relaying his involvement as an advisor to "The Quarterback" which was released in 1926. Although this does not appear to have been used for the most prominent posters it was almost certainly done for use in select markets. Housed within 34.5"x48.5" frame with matting covering portions, the visible area shows mild general wear which is more prounounced along edges. There is some heavier wear to left edge and a few creases at bottom. Signed by the artist "Alvin Wolfson" at lower left: GD/VG ($3,000-$5,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 195 Vintage Notre Dame Stadium figural souvenir c.1940s-50s. Cast plaster figural piece done to resemble to famed venue has "Souvenir Notre Dame" lettered within the field area. Mild toning and some general light to mild age related wear: EX ($50-$100) $50.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 196 1929 Carnegie Tech vs. N.Y.U. Thanksgiving Day game at Yankee Stadium photograph. Oversized panoramic photograph showing the scene at Yankee Stadium is housed in period frame measuring 21.5"x53.5" overall. Sepia toned image displays a pair of heavy vertical creases/breaks around which there has been restoration which includes adding of color (and possibly material). Light to mild scattered additional wear effects both the image and matting which has a break along the upper edge (and has slightly shifted): see description ($500-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 197 Interesting c.1910s-90s Knute Rockne and Notre Dame related lot (Includes late 1920s advertising leaflet for Knute Rockne lecture series; (4) 1910-11 Notre Dame track and field meet scorecards listing Rockne as a participant (3 different, 1 duplicate) and 1911 Regatta and Swim Race listing also including Rockne; a pair of "Notre Dame Athletic Association" passes for issued 1910-11 and 1912-13 seasons; vintage photo of Rockne with Jimmy Walker (framed, 13.5"x13"); vintage sheet music incl. c.1908 Notre Dame "Victory March", c.1923 "Hike, Notre Dame", c.1930 "Twenty Swedes Ran Through The Weeds", and c.1938 "Knute Rockne of Notre Dame"; a pair of early 1930s "Rocke Six" automobile brochures and a small related advertising piece which has been mounted to backing; 1940 "Knute Rockne - All American" movie program; 1931 "Rockne Memorial Number" of the Notre Dame Scholastic school issued publication; c.1931 Rockne Memorial fundraising brochure; Testimonial Dinner programs from 1927 (honoring team Captain Johnny Smith), 1936 (honoring Frank Carideo), 1972 (honoring Angelo Bertelli), and 1975 (honoring Tom Clements, signed on cover by Clements and Ara Parseghian); 1976 "Knute Rockne Bowl" full ticket; reproduction 1912 and 1920 Notre Dame football game programs; 1988 Rockne Memorial Marker Dedication program; and typewritten text to a Rockne themed poem. Varying degrees of wear throughout: Range FR/GD-NM ($1,500-$2,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 198 c.1930s Paul Brown and Massillon Tigers team signed "Beat Canton" sign. Paper stock stadium giveaway done in Massillon High team colors and distributed for a game played between the noted Ohio team and their local rival. Signed at the left end by (31) incl. legendary Coach Paul Brown. Fountain pen signatures rate 7/8-8 out of 10. Presently shrink wrapped to backing board for display with wear visible throughout including chipping, scuffs, and moisture damage. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sigs. EX/MT-NM, Sign FR/GD ($300-$500) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 199 Choice Paul Brown c.1940s autographed photograph. Sepia toned 8"x10" portrait showing Brown during his time in Service at the Great Lakes Naval Station leading the Bluejacket football team. Signed in period fountain pen rating 7/8-8 out of 10, "With best wishes to my friends Ted and Dorothy - Paul E. Brown." Touch of light toning and some natural age related wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($200-$400) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 200 1935 Ohio State vs. University of Kentucky game contract. Original agreement establishing the October 5th game which was played in Columbus and won by the Buckeyes. Signed by Atheltic Directors from each institution including Lynn St. John whom is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Light wear with fold lines from storage and holes punched along left edge. Housed in 13"x16" frame. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($250-$500) $200.00
 
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