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    Early 1940's Tony Gallovich Collection of Football Memorabilia. Vast and varied assortment of early gridiron material comes from the estate of this Wake Forest standout and member of the 1941 Cleveland Rams professional squad. Far too much is here to list individually, but highlights include: 1) Wake Forest letterman's sweater. "O'Shea [size] 42" tag inside collar, "Gallovich" embroidered swatch sewn inside button path. Minor staining but still presents beautifully. 2) Vintage football jersey of unknown team. Number "32" sewn in red felt to front and verso. Quite a few team repairs, otherwise solid and undamaged. No apparent tagging. 3) Two different versions of Gallovich's 1941 Cleveland Rams contract. 4) Seven typed signed letters on team letterhead from professional squads interested in Gallovich's services. Best are Eagles letter signed by Bert Bell and Rams letter signed by Dutch Clark. Also here are rare letters on team letterhead from defunct teams like the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers football teams, and the Patterson Panthers. Also a couple letters of invitation to the Blue/Gray Game on Blue/Gray Game letterhead signed by the father of the game, Champ Pickens. 5) Assorted ephemera including a few 1940's football programs, Gallovich's locker tag for the Rams, telegrams, small printed schedules, etc. An intriguing look at life as a pre-war football star! LOA from Lou Lampson. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    May, 2006
    6th Saturday
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