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    1980 Ray Nitschke "Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame" Plaque - Signed by Elroy Hirsch, etc. The legendary Vince Lombardi said it best - "He's the rowdy of this team and the whipping boy," coach Lombardi wrote in his autobiography about star linebacker Ray Nitschke. "He can take it. He is a big, rough, belligerent, fun-loving guy with a heart as big as all outdoors. You don't improve him...he improves himself."

    A key figure in the state of Wisconsin both on an off the field, Ray Nitschke was presented this original plaque for his superior contributions as a Green Bay Packers player and countless ventures after his football days. Beautifully framed and matted at 13x16", the one-of-a-kind artifact presents Nitschke's name at the center, while signatures from fellow Pro Football Hall of Famer Crazy Legs Hirsch, famed Wisconsin sports writers Art Daley, Bud Lea, and others are displayed. Also included is a program from the "Wisconsin Athletics Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremonies", which took place November 11, 1981. Extremely significant piece, representing the heart and soul of Vince Lombardi's dynasty teams of the 1960's and arguably the greatest linebacker from his era. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    October, 2012
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