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Vintage Leather Helmet Signed by (17) HOFers With Ditka and Hornung

Lot Number 1034

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Gridiron Hall of Famers who braved the toughest elements have autographed this 1940s keepsake. From the origins of a sport now rife with concussions and debilitating injuries, this vintage leather helmet summons thoughts of unfathomable conditions including two-way players, no face masks and scant padding. In black marker, (17) tried and true stalwarts have endorsed the brown leather surface. Signatures show (“8-9”) or better strength throughout and include: Chuck Bednarik (inscribed “HOF 67”), Raymond Berry (inscribed “HOF ‘73”), George Connor (inscribed “HOF 75”), Lou Creekmur (inscribed “HOF 96”), Mike Ditka (inscribed "H.O.F. 88”), Art Donovan (inscribed “HOF ‘68”), Paul Hornung (inscribed “5”), Yale Lary (inscribed “H.O.F. ‘79”), Dante Lavelli (inscribed “Gluefingers – HOF 1975”), Don Maynard (inscribed “H.O.F. ‘87”), Hugh McElhenny (inscribed “H.O.F. 70”), Bobby Mitchell (inscribed “HOF 83”), Pete Pihos (inscribed “HOF 70”), Don Shula (inscribed “H.O.F. ‘97”), Ernie Stautner (inscribed “HOF 69”), Charley Trippi (inscribed “HOF 68”) and Willie Wood (inscribed “HOF 89”). Comes with an auction LOA from JSA.

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