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    Includes the only known original mailing envelope!

    1967 Super Bowl I Full Tickets Lot of 2, PSA EX-MT 6.





    Super Bowl Sunday is second only to Thanksgiving for American food consumption, and first by far in television viewership. The halftime show is a multi-million dollar spectacle of Grammy-award winning music acts, choreography of thousands, and dazzling lights and pyrotechnics. The cost of a thirty-second commercial spot runs into the millions of dollars.

    So one can't help but marvel how far the contest has come since its humble beginning, when Super Bowl I failed to sell out the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and the halftime show consisted of two college marching bands and a high school drill team. This was no spectacle--it was a simple grudge match. After six seasons of uneasy coexistence within the professional American football marketplace, the AFL and NFL would finally meet in battle, each looking to prove the point of which they were certain. For the AFL, the game was an opportunity to silence the prevailing voices that the league was decidedly inferior to the entrenched NFL. Vince Lombardi's Packers, conversely, were anxious to prove those doubters right.

    Many football fans, however, gave the matter a collective shrug of the shoulders, seeing it as nothing more than a meaningless exhibition with an entirely predictable conclusion. And ultimately, the Green Bay Packers would assert their clear dominance over the AFL Champion Kansas City Chiefs, pulling away after halftime with twenty-one unanswered points to complete a thirty-five to ten victory. After the game, Coach Lombardi echoed the common sentiment: "I do not think they are as good as the top teams in the National Football League."

    One might naturally assume that the fan complacency, so clearly misguided in hindsight, would have resulted in the survival of a glut of unused tickets to participate in the collecting hobby, but a quick glance at the PSA population report will correct that misconception. Only forty-seven examples exist in any state of condition, and we consider this pair to be woefully undergraded at EX-MT 6. Take a close look at our enlargeable online imagery and we suspect you'll agree.

    The tickets derive from the personal collection of Homer Hall, who was working for Congressman Al Ullman (Oregon's 2nd district) at the time of the historic contest. Hall's daughter suspects this government role was the reason for the presentation of free tickets to her father, who would not have purchased them independently. As the postmark on the included mailing envelope indicates, the tickets were mailed from the Los Angeles headquarters of the event on January 9, 1967, just six days before the game. Either unwilling or unable to make the cross-continent journey on such short notice, the recipient instead let the tickets age to obsolescence, and, ultimately, to rebirth as elite collectibles. They make their hobby debut here, consigned by Hall's daughter. Each encapsulated by PSA, EX-MT 6.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    17th-18th Saturday-Sunday
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