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    1948 Chicago Bears Team Signed Football. A devastating loss to the Chicago Cardinals in the last game of the 1948 season was the only thing that kept the 10-2 NFL powerhouse from competing in yet another league title game. Behind the leadership of the legendary head coach George Halas, the '48 Bears had one of the best defenses of the decade, while allowing only 151 points scored in 12 games.

    Offered here is an extremely scarce white "The Duke, Thorpe Sporting Goods" (Bell) white game ball that is signed by the roster in bold black ink. Keys include: George Halas, George Connor, Sid Luckman, Joe Osmanski, Gene Ronzani, Bobby Layne (2), Paddy Driscoll, Johnny Lujack, Bulldog Turner and others. Ball no longer holds air and has "Chicago Be" written in an unknown hand below the laces, while it exhibits nice use throughout. One of the nicest vintage Bears balls ever to survive and make it to the auction block. Pre-Certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    May, 2013
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