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    1930's Joe Carr Signed Hotel New Yorker Courtesy Credit Card from The Joe Carr Find. Joe Carr's trips to New York were frequent when he ran the NFL. The man who helped elevate football into the forefront of the sporting world, Carr is absent from all but a few Football Hall of Fame autograph collections. This card (3.5x2.5") was issued as a credit card when Carr stayed at Hotel New Yorker. Our guess was it could have been for the league meetings. Carr's signature is gracefully conducted in 10/10 black ink. The was carefully removed from The Joe Carr Scrapbook. The reverse has additional paper adhesive. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

    The Joe Carr Find

    Though his name may be unfamiliar to all but the true football historians, arguably no figure was more essential in raising the National Football League from its vulnerable infancy to commercial viability than the man whose personal collection is listed on the following pages. At a time when the college game was the only game that mattered, Joe Carr fought and won a seemingly unwinnable war to legitimize the pay-for-play gridiron. Though Jim Thorpe owns the distinction of the first president of the National Football League, the iconic Hall of Famer was little more than a figurehead. It was Carr whose generalship moved the needle from amateur to professional dominance.

    Remarkably, this special archive narrowly averted oblivion less than a year ago when our consignor spotted a large quantity of documents being loaded into a dumpster. We can see, in the lots that follow, what a great loss that would have been to the physical history of the early professional game. This offering represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the cultured football collector.


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    November, 2016
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