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    1930's Dutch Clark Signed Oversized Photograph from The Joe Carr Find.

    UPDATE: This lot will have a full LOA from PSA/DNA.


    A member of the 1930's NFL All-Decade Team, in addition to the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team, Dutch Clark led his Detroit Lions to a league championship in 1935. Presented here is an original oversized photograph of the Colorado College alum, and it is signed in barely visible ink. Personalized to NFL president Joe Carr, it is matted at 12x15" and exhibits moderate toning throughout. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

    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
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