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    1954 Otto Graham Signed Standard Players Contract. This season was to be the Hall of Fame quarterback's last, but Graham responded to coach Paul Brown's pleas to return for the 1955 season after leading his Cleveland squad to a resounding fifty-six to ten win over the Detroit Lions in the 1954 NFL Championship game. One could certainly consider this second-to-last year to be Otto Graham's finest, and this contract is the document that secured his services for the sum of $22,500. Accepting the terms with 10/10 signatures are Graham and coach Paul Brown, each now enshrined at Canton, as well as league commissioner Bert Bell who brings the Hall of Fame total to three. The document measures 8x19.75" in size and presents marvelously with original mailing folds. It appears that the document has been affixed to the backing, but this is of little concern as the back of standard players contracts are blank. Matted and framed along with the contract is a great 8x10" photo of Graham which he inscribes, "To Dwight Hott, Best Wishes, Otto Graham" in 9/10 ink. The initial recipient of the photo is better known to the hobby as "Duke" Hott, the most noted football collector in the world. This fine display piece, housing one of the most important documents in Cleveland Browns history, is framed to final dimensions of 16x37". LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    May, 2006
    6th Saturday
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