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    1939 Green Bay Packers Team Signed Football--Finest Known! With the professionals still playing second fiddle to the collegiate gridiron, the mighty Packers continued to fight for relevance even as they dominated the National Football League, bringing its Championship tally to five the season this remarkable pigskin was fashioned into an autographed keepsake. Veteran collectors are well aware that quality pre-war NFL memorabilia is extraordinarily scarce, and this is unquestionably one of the finest team balls from the first quarter-century of the League that we have ever encountered.

    This designation is bolstered as much by its condition as by its spectacular roster, which contains such Canton immortals as team founder Curly Lambeau, Don Hutson, Clark Hinkle and Arnie Herber. Each of the approximately forty signatures rates 8/10 or better, beating the steep odds of survival that claimed nearly all of its prewar brethren. A bold notation on an adjacent panel reads, "Packers 12, Detroit 7, Western Champions 1939," suggesting that the autograph session dates to that qualifying game for the NFL Championship meeting with the New York Giants, who the Pack would shut out in a lopsided twenty-seven-point victory at the Dairy Bowl on the grounds of the Wisconsin State Fair Park the following Sunday.

    The ball has lost a bit of air but otherwise presents with only mild toning to suggest eight decades of storage. Herber, Moore and Jacunski exhibit tracing in same ink, suggesting they were strengthened by the players themselves. A spectacular representation. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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