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    1959 Paul Hornung Handwritten Letter from Training Camp with Praise for Vince Lombardi. On paper, the 1958 Green Bay Packers should have been formidable on the field. Nine eventual Hall of Famers were on that team which finished a dismal 1-10-1 under Ray "Scooter" McLean. It took the hiring of Vince Lombardi to turn the Packers into Titletown, USA. Lombardi wasted little time in making the Packers winners as he finished a respectable 7-5 in his first year. Paul Hornung sensed better days were ahead when he wrote this letter during training camp on Packers team stationery. This offering originates from the collection of Julius Tucker who served as Hornung's business representative.

    Lombardi's favorite son gives this glowing praise to the rookie head coach: "We have been here a while now and in the short time Mr. Lombardi has proved to me he is a helluva coach. He is intelligent, straightforward and all business on the field." Hornung also mentions that he hopes to lose another ten pounds before the regular season starts. "Paul" is signed at the letter's conclusion. The content from Tucker's original letter (dated August 5, 1959) is typed and attached on two smaller transparent pages. Incredible information from the early days of the Lombardi era. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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