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    1954 Cleveland Browns Team Signed Sheet. As any knowledgeable football autograph collector will tell you, team signed sheets are tough, and all but nonexistent from the 1950's or earlier. So it's quite a thrill to find any of this era, much less one from an NFL Championship team. The squad that closed out a 9-3 record with a dismantling of the Detroit Lions in the Championship game by a score of 56-10 appears together on this 6" x 9" page in vintage ink. Over 40 blue ink autographs rank in the 9/10 range, except for five which are affected by water droplets that have made the ink bleed. Hardest hit, sadly, is Hall of Famer Frank Gatski, though the others affected are lesser players, leaving fellow Cantonites Len Ford (very rare!), Mike McCormick, Otto Graham, Marion Motley and Chuck Noll in tip-top shape. Missing are the great Coach Brown and Dante Lavelli, though the latter could still be had by an enterprising autograph hunter. Tape at the corners touches four autographs, with the final two letters of Graham's signature unobtrusively crossed. The page otherwise shows mild wrinkling that does very little to detract. Not a Mint specimen, but very strong, and terrifically rare. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    May, 2006
    6th Saturday
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