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    1930's Mel Hein (Attributed) Game Worn Helmet - Once Displayed at New York Giants Facility. The New York Yankees had Lou Gehrig, but on the Big Apple gridiron the paragon of unflinching durability was this man, the prototypical tough guy leatherhead who only once in his career called for an injury timeout, to hastily reset a broken nose in 1941. Playing sixty minutes of every game, Hein earned the NFL MVP Award in 1938 and led his Giants to seven Championship games, winning two, in 1934 and 1938. Most football historians believe that Hein's fifteen seasons as a center and defensive lineman earn him the distinction of having played more NFL minutes than any man in the history of the professional game.

    Originally obtained from the Hein family, this leather helmet was once on display at the New York Giants facility in New Jersey. Exhibiting heavy wear throughout, it presents nicely as a stunning piece of pro football nostalgia. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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