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    Mid-1960's Paul Hornung Game Worn Helmet with Photo Match. The Notre Dame Heisman Trophy winner entered the National Football League as the number one overall pick, joining a Green Bay Packers team he would help lead to four Championships including the first Super Bowl in 1967. As the "Thunder" to Jim Taylor's "Lightning," Hornung helped compose Lombardi's unstoppable ground game that tore apart opposing defenses throughout the era of this incredible helmet's use. For legions of Lambeau Field fans, this battered headgear represents the essence of what it is to be a Green Bay Packer, and we're pleased to have the opportunity to offer it to the collecting community.

    The helmet shell remains intact but the entire inner contents (suspension webbing, crown donut, jaw pads, and snubber) have been removed. The interior does sport two markered number "5" identifiers however, as well as a "RC-65 Riddell" recon sticker. The exterior shell has been definitively photo matched to one of the most famous photographs of Hornung in uniform. Note the abrasions at the seven o'clock area of the left "G" logo, and the thin white vertical scuff on the green center striping above Hornung's right eye. Both "G" logos are original as, is the striping. The stenciled number "5" on the back of the center stripe is likewise original, and both green stripes have been factory stamped. The 2-bar "BD9" facemask is from a later period, as are the bolts and housing peripherals. A mid-1960's "Riddell" chinstrap is here as well. The helmet still displays exceedingly well despite the lack of interior padding. It is probably one of the last helmets used by Hornung, which coincides, of course, with the greatest years of the Packers dynasty. A piece worthy of display at Canton, or in the finest private football collections. Included in the lot is the 8x10" photograph of Hornung wearing this helmet, signed in 10/10 black sharpie. LOA from Lou Lampson.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2007
    5th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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