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    Late 1950's Al Blozis Presentational New York Giants Jersey - Once Displayed at Georgetown University. According to a 1991 article in the New York Times: "Curiously, the very size that made him so intimidating on the football field kept him out of the military until late 1943, when, after repeated attempts, [Al] Blozis finally persuaded the Army to waive its size limit and accept him. It took further persuading to get from a desk job to the front lines."

    After being inducted into the Army in December of 1943, Blozis set the hand grenade throwing record with a toss of more than 94 yards. While in the Vosges Mountains of France scouting enemy lines, two of his men failed to return from a patrol. Blozis went in search of them alone and never returned.

    Here we present a vintage late 1950's actual New York Giants game jersey that was retired and not worn, but presented to his alma mater Georgetown to be put on display in his honor for his heroic duties in the military. Presenting heavy white cotton fabric, it displays red tackle twill numbers sewn on the front, back and sleeves. In addition, a crotch piece has the proper "Wilson [size] 48" tag. Originally obtained by a Georgetown staffer, it was also put on display in the Tribute section of the New York Giants Legacy Club at MetLife Stadium. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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    November, 2014
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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