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    1930 NFL Owner's Meeting Original Oversized Photograph from The Joe Carr Find. An amazing meeting of some of the greatest minds and some of the most influential pioneers of professional football are featured on this original oversized image from "The Joe Carr Find". Measuring at 10.5x13", the 1930 NFL Owner's Meeting photograph is affixed to sturdy backing board, while including names such as Joe Carr, Curly Lambeau, Tim Mara and many others. EX-MT quality exhibited throughout. An absolutely superb piece from the historic event, which took place on July 12 and 13, 1930, at the Seaside Hotel in Atlantic City.

    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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    Auction Dates
    November, 2016
    17th-19th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 3
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