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    Issued to Player Who Scored 1st Packers Touchdown in League History!

    1921 Art Schmaehl and J.E. Clair Signed Acme Packers of Green Bay Player's Contract. After tallying an impressive 19-2-1 record as an independent team, the Green Bay Packers joined the American Professional Football Association (renamed the National Football League in 1922), as Acme Packing Company owner J. Emmett Clair was granted the franchise on August 27, 1921. Nearly 100 years later, the Packers stand out as one of the classiest organizations in the league, and have won 13 league championships, the most in NFL history.

    Presented here is, quite simply, the most historically significant piece of Packers memorabilia ever offered - Art Schmaehl's official player's contract from the Packers' first season. Representing the notable team member, who can be easily spotted in the 1921 team photograph with his famously bandaged nose, the contract is also signed by J.E. Clair, who co-founded the team along with Curly Lambeau.

    A native of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, Schmaehl solidified his place in the sports record books on October 23, 1921, during the team's first game in league history, when he scored the first ever Packers touchdown in league history. Schmaehl's heroics during the monumental game propelled his Packers to a 7-6 victory over the Minneapolis Marines, which also marked the team's first win in league history.

    Measuring at 8.25x10.5", the contract has multiple folds throughout, while medium toning is exhibited with no tears. The Schmaehl and Clair signatures were executed in bold black fountain pen ink (6-7/10), while "Acme Packers" is noted twice in black type. One of those truly "special" artifacts, it would not look out of place in any sports museum, Canton or the Smithsonian, for that matter. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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