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    1930's George Halas Signed Original Photograph to Joe Carr from The Joe Carr Collection. One of the greatest pioneers of American football, George Halas was a player, coach, owner and founder of the Chicago Bears. The man labeled "Mr. Everything" by his peers, Halas signed this remarkable studio photograph that is personalized to the first commissioner of the NFL, Joe Carr.

    Remarkably, this exceedingly important rarity was narrowly spared burial in a public landfill when a self-described "junk picker" spotted an old scrapbook being unceremoniously tossed into a dumpster in Columbus, Ohio. The man loaded the book onto the back of his bicycle and rode home with an extraordinary Carr family archive that will be offered both within this auction and in more to come.

    Signed and inscribed by Halas in 7/10 white ink, it remains in superb condition, with some moderate toning on the front matting, and various areas of scrap book spotting on the verso. Image measures at 7.25x9.25", while the matting measures at 9.25x11.5". Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2016
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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