1930 John Depler (Owner) Signed Letter Regarding the Brook...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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Description1930 John Depler (Owner) Signed Letter Regarding the Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL) Inaugural Season & Robert Hall Lot of 6. John C. Depler was a member of the 1919 national champion Illinois Fighting Illini, an All-American in 1920, and played in the NFL for the Hammond Pros and Orange Tornadoes. In 1930, he purchased the Dayton (Ohio) Triangles of the NFL and and transferred the franchise to Brooklyn where they played their inaugural NFL season as the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field. Depler was also the team's manager and head coach.
A prominent collegiate football figure, Robert A. Hall was a quarterback for the Yale team, Yale athletic director, and a founder and director of the College Football Hall of Fame and National Football Football Foundation. He was also a Yale school graduate and Philadelphia Eagles broadcaster.
1-2). 1930 typed signed letter on "The Brooklyn National League Football Club Co., Inc...'The Dodgers'" letterhead invites Hall to play for the Brooklyn during its inaugural NFL season. Signed in 9/10 black ink by Depler. Includes mailer; 3) 1930 unsigned copy of Hall's reply turning down the offer; 4) Beautiful vintage image (8.5x6") of Hall Yale; 5-6) 1938 Dartmouth newsletter and mailer.
Guide Value or Estimate: $250 - up.
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