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    Early 1960's Jerry Kramer Game Worn Green Bay Packers Jersey - Possibly Worn in '62 Championship Game. Despite the widely reported frigid conditions in the 1967 NFL Championship Game, better known as the Ice Bowl, there are many sports experts and players that refer to the '62 title game as one that possessed more treacherous conditions. Played at historic Yankee Stadium on December 30, 1962 between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants, the 1962 championship game was so cold that television crews used bonfires to thaw out their cameras, with one cameraman suffering frostbite.

    A low scoring affair, as the brutal conditions made it difficult to move the ball offensively, the Packers defeated the Big Apple gridders, 16-7, behind an MVP performance by linebacker Ray Nitschke, and three key field goals slammed through the goal posts by the legendary Jerry Kramer.

    Originating from Kramer's personal collection, the offered white Durene jersey was worn during the early 1960's, and is the exact style he wore in the '62 NFL Championship Game. Presenting sewn-on identifiers on the front, back and sleeves, it showcases seriffed 6's, which separate itself from Sand Knit Packers jerseys of the mid to late 1960's that have block numerals. Proper "Red Fox [size] 50" tag is in the tail, while heavy wear is exhibited throughout (multiple team repairs). Letter of provenance from Jerry Kramer.


    The Jerry Kramer Collection


    Isaac Newton's Second Law tells us that force equals mass times acceleration. Between 1958 and 1968, there was arguably no athlete in America who put that principle to more effective use than Jerry Kramer, Vince Lombardi's bulldozing right guard instrumental in blazing a trail to five NFL Championships, inclusive of the first two Super Bowl victories in history. With a six-foot three inch frame carrying 245 pounds of raw aggression, Kramer was the personification of his legendary coach's rugged ethos. "If you're lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart," Lombardi told us, "he's never going to come off the field second." He found this guy in Kramer, the pair sharing a special bond of admiration and respect perfectly captured in the famous photo of an adoring gaze between them as Lombardi rides Kramer's shoulder off the field in victory after Super Bowl II.

    If you're seeking physical evidence of Kramer's toughness, have a look at some of the game worn jerseys that inhabit his personal collection, the dozens of team repairs patching wounds suffered in the NFL trenches. Mr. Kramer's body looks much the same. A miracle of endurance and medical science, he endured twenty-two surgeries during his eleven seasons in Green Bay, continuing to rise again and again from the ashes to earn five All-Pro nods and the distinction, in the eyes of many, as the most glaring oversight to Canton enshrinement.

    But Jerry Kramer, true to the philosophy that made his era the greatest in Packers franchise history, has never been one to dwell on the past, or to rest upon his considerable laurels. He sends the treasures of his football career to auction not out of personal need, but rather to establish a trust to fund the education of his five grandchildren. Even with a past as bright as Kramer's, he cannot stop thinking about the future.

    All lots will be accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Jerry Kramer.


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    February, 2016
    20th-21st Saturday-Sunday
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