Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1955-57 Ray Nitschke University of Illinois Team Signed Banquet Program and Letterman's Certificates Lot (4). One of the most significant and desirable lots of all presented from the "Ray Nitschke Collection," here we offer a fabulous quartet of personal artifacts from the famed linebacker's days at the University of Illinois. Included are Ray's personal letterman's awards from 1955 and 1956 - his sophomore and junior years as key member of the Flighting Illini. The '55 document exhibits heavy staining, while the '56 is near perfect. Each piece measures at 8x10" and would look great in a high-quality frame. Also featured in this "Orange and Blue" collection are football banquet programs from 1955 and 1957. The '57 piece exhibits superb quality and is unsigned, while the '55 example has been signed by Nitschke and the entire roster of his Illinois teammates. Admittedly, the '56 program exhibits heavy staining, which has washed away a good portion of the signatures, but the cover is near perfect and will still make for an attractive display. Great collection from Ray's pre-professional days. LOA from Rich Nitschke. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2011
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,016

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Apr 22, 2011 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 December 18 Sports Showcase Auction .

    Learn about consigning with us

    Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am regarding the sale of my hockey jersey. You were great to work with, you answered all my phone calls and e-mails in a prompt manner, and you did a great job marketing the jersey.
    Fairmouth, ME
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search