On 11/14/54 the mighty 1954 NFL Champion Cleveland Browns defeated a pretty good Chicago Bears team by a score of 39-10. Quite possibly the offered team-signed envelope had its origin that day. Led by legendary head coach Paul Brown the Browns were at the height of their nearly unstoppable 1940s-1950s dynasty amidst an incredible ten year streak of consecutive AAFC/NFL championship game appearances. Featuring the autographs of (23) Browns and (37) Bears, this incredible souvenir shows (60) total (average “8-9”) strength signatures on both sides of an 11-1/2 x 13-3/4” manila envelope. Highlights are: HOFers: G. Blanda, P. Brown, G. Connor, P. Driscoll, F. Gatski, B. George, L. Groza, S. Jones, M. McCormick, B. Turner; keys: T. Adamle, Z. Bratkowski, D. Colo, J. Dooley, P. Handler, H. Hill, H. Jagade, T. James, W. Lahr, P. Lipscomb, E. Meadows, W. Michaels, R. Renfro, L. Strickland, S.J. Whitman. Auction LOA from JSA. Complete list of signers on our website.
Signatures average (‘8-9”) unless noted. The complete list of included signers as they appear top to bottom, left to right is as follows: front side (all Bears except (2) of Browns Q. Armstrong) with: P. Perini (“7-8”, d.2008), B. Wightkin, J. Kreamcheck (d.2014), E. Meadows (d.1974), J. Hoffman (d.1987), J. Dooley (d.2008), L. Campbell (d.2002), B. Turner (d.1998), K. Gilbert (d. 1987), F. Williams, P. Lipscomb (d.1964), Z. Bratkowski, E. Brown (d.2007), R. Smith (d.2005), G. Blanda (d.2010), T. Daffer (d.2006), S.J. Whitman (“6-7”, d.2000), Q. Armstrong, S. Jones (d.2010), D. Kindt (d.2000), J. Helwig (d.1994), B. George (d.1982), B. Bishop (d.1998), L. Lowe, P. Handler (d.1968), P. Driscoll (d.1968), S. Wallace (d.1999), H. Hill (d.2013), G. Connor (“6”, d.2003), L. Strickland (d.1979), Q. Armstrong, W. Hansen (d.1987), B. Weatherly (d.2004), L. Brink, B. McColl, M. Moore, B. Stone (d.2004), H. Jagade (d.1968), G. Schroeder; reverse side (all Browns) with: D. King (d.2014), C. Hanulak, P. Brown (d.1991), T. Adamle, W. Lahr (d.1969), R. Renfro (d.1997), L. Groza (d.2000), C. Massey (d.1989), H. Bradley, G. Batterman (d.2002), T. Catlin (d.2008), W. Michaels, F. Gatski (d.2005), J. Kissel (d.1992), B. Reynolds (d.2002), D. Colo, M. McCormick (d.2013), H. Gillom (d.1985), M. Bassett (d.1991), D. Paul (d.2001), T. James (d.2007)