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    1951 Los Angeles Rams Championship Banner Hung at Team Dinner & Ephemera. UPDATE: This lot includes a letter of provenance from the consignor

    Representing the only California team to win an NFL Championship, the 1951 Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cleveland Browns by a score of 24-17 in the first league championship game that was televised coast-to-coast. Led by team greats such as Tom Fears, Norm Van Brocklin, Bob Waterfield and Crazylegs Hirsch, the '51 squad will go down as one of the more star-studded groups in NFL history.

    Heritage Auctions is proud to present an important treasure representing the 1951 championship team - a 5x6' felt banner that was displayed at team related events the entire 1952 season, including the "Training Table Dinner", which was held in at the Biltmore Hotel and featured in the included 10x14" original photograph.

    Originally obtained by our consignor from historic "Tom Bergin's" bar/restaurant, which was the site of the Rams' championship dinner in December of 1951, the lot also includes several other pieces from the memorable team. Included: 8.5x12 wooden plaque describing the history of the banner, telegram dated December 29, 1951 from Rams owner Dan Reeves to Bergin's owner Tom Bergin thanking him for taken care of his team, 11x14 signed photograph from Tom Fears and Norm Van Brocklin and a team photograph. Ephemera exhibits medium staining and some water damage, but the banner remains in EX condition. Pre-Certified by PSA/DNA. Letter of provenance from the consignor.


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    May, 2019
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