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    1956 Paul Hornung Rookie Standard Players Contract. Few documents could carry more significance to fans of the Green Bay Packers than this one, which brought the number one pick in the 1957 draft into the green and yellow fold. The Heisman-winning Notre Dame halfback would prove to be an integral part of the equation that would turn Lombardi's team into one of the NFL's greatest dynasties, and earn their little Wisconsin home city the name of "Titletown USA." The standard contract secures the Golden Boy's services for the years of "1957 - 58 - 59," setting the annual salary at fifteen thousand dollars. A typed rider at the top stipulates, "However the term of this three year contract shall be extended beyond the said three years for such period of time as the Player shall be engaged in military service." Signifying their consent to this term with their initials are Hornung, Packers president Russell Bogda and commissioner Bert Bell. Each of these gentlemen sign in full at the close of the contract, along with witnesses Bernard Darling (whose 1929 Packers Championship watch is available in this auction!) and Paul Hornung's agent Julius Tucker. All autographs and the contract itself remain in absolutely flawless condition, clearly treasured and protected as the tremendously significant artifact that it is. Original storage folds present. Measures 8x20" in its entirety. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    October, 2006
    28th Saturday
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