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    1934 Chicago Bears Complete Undefeated Regular Season Ticket Stub from The Joe Carr Find. In this historic NFL game played on December 2, 1934, the Chicago Bears would defeat the Detroit Lions 10-7 to become the first team to go unbeaten and untied in the regular season, while posting an unprecedented 13-0 record and outscoring opponents 286-86. This game is also significant as it is the contest preceding "The Sneakers Game," when the Bears lost to the Giants in the title game. Stub has been mounted on a 5x2" piece of paper with light surface creases visible.

    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
    17th-19th Thursday-Saturday
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