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    1937-38 Green Bay Packers Team Signed Football with Lambeau. Collectors of pre-war team signed footballs have a great deal in common with those hobbyists with a concentration in unicorn horns, leprechaun gold and Buffalo Bills Super Bowl rings. Perhaps that may be overstating the scarcity a bit, but not by much, as the appearance of early signed pigskin at auction is anything but a common occurrence. And if we were to narrow our focus even further to include only the population of septuagenarian specimens retaining NRMT condition, you might find this remarkable albino example standing alone, unquestionably the king of the hill.

    Like any truly great early Packers autographed artifact, we begin with the team founder, who provides the exceedingly rare signature variation E.L. "Curly" Lambeau. He fittingly stands alone on one top panel, the other adorned by equally pristine black fountain pen offerings from twenty-six leatherheads, most notably future Hall of Famers Clark Hinkle, Don Hutson, Arnie Herber and Mike Michalske, who rather clairvoyantly appear in an unbroken column at the right edge. Other notable names include Buckets Goldenberg, Joe Laws, Zud Schammel, Hank Bruder and Swede Johnston. The southern panel is inscribed "Green Bay Packers, 1937-38" in an unknown hand, though our strong suspicion is that it was Lambeau himself who made this notation, as the flourish beneath this writing perfectly matches the one beneath his autograph.

    Almost certainly this football once belonged to a member of the team, but we are only able to report that the consignment derives from the upper Michigan peninsula, classic Packers country. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    August, 2011
    4th Thursday
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