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    1934 NFL Championship Game Ticket Stub from The Joe Carr Find. The Bears came into the game riding a nineteen-game winning streak and featured stars Red Grange and Bronco Nagurski. The Giants were trailing 10-3 at halftime on an icy field at the Polo Grounds, when they changed into basketball shoes and exploded offensively in the second half, scoring four touchdowns to win 30-13 in what became known as "The Sneakers Game." Rare ticket stub mounted on 3x4" paper, otherwise EX.

    The Joe Carr Find

    Though his name may be unfamiliar to all but the true football historians, arguably no figure was more essential in raising the National Football League from its vulnerable infancy to commercial viability than the man whose personal collection is listed on the following pages. At a time when the college game was the only game that mattered, Joe Carr fought and won a seemingly unwinnable war to legitimize the pay-for-play gridiron. Though Jim Thorpe owns the distinction of the first president of the National Football League, the iconic Hall of Famer was little more than a figurehead. It was Carr whose generalship moved the needle from amateur to professional dominance.

    Remarkably, this special archive narrowly averted oblivion less than a year ago when our consignor spotted a large quantity of documents being loaded into a dumpster. We can see, in the lots that follow, what a great loss that would have been to the physical history of the early professional game. This offering represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the cultured football collector.



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    November, 2016
    17th-19th Thursday-Saturday
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