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    1936 Vince Lombardi Team Signed Fordham Program - Earliest Lombardi Autograph Known! About 30 years before the legendary Vince Lombardi took over the small city of Green Bay and the Packers, the stocky Italian from Brooklyn was a key member of Fordham University'S football team and the famed offensive line dubbed the "Seven Blocks of Granite."

    Presented here is an original program, from the big November 26, 1936 matchup between Fordham and New York University. It was Vince Lombardi's final collegiate game as a player, and the Rams were defeated 7-6, keeping Lombardi's squad out of the Rose Bowl, but it still represents arguably the most important game of Vince's playing career.

    The program was originally obtained from the son of Fordham All American Al Babartsky, who's wife attended the game and had it signed by the historic Fordham squad. Signed in the interior pages in NM fountain pen ink, it is headlined by the earliest Vince Lombardi signature known, while additional Seven Blocks of Granite members Natty Pierce and Johnny Druze also signed the publication. A total of 15 autographs in all, the program exhibits EX quality and the Hall of Fame-caliber memento is easily one of the most important Vince Lombardi pieces ever sold by Heritage Auctions. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    May, 2014
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