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    1934 NFL Owner's Meeting Original Oversized Photograph from The Joe Carr Find. Oh, to be a fly in the wall at the Hotel Commodore, on July 1, 1934, at the Dinner of the National Football League. Originating from the personal collection of Joe Carr, the crystal clear 10x17" image is affixed to sturdy backing board, and pictures league pioneers such as Tim Mara, Curly Lambeau, Bert Bell and many others. EX quality exhibited throughout. With unmatched clarity, this is one of the most attractive items from the collection of the former league president.

    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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    November, 2016
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