Lot 244. 1969 Topps Football #26 Bryon (Brian) Piccolo Rookie and 1970 Topps Football # 70 Gale Sayers. In 1969 Piccolo was the Bears ‘ starting fullback, and Sayers, the tailback. On the road, they roomed together. The month before Piccolo's death from cancer at the age of 26, Sayers received the George S. Halas Award for Most Courageous Player. In accepting the award, he told the crowd that the wrong person had been chosen. He said, "I love Brian Piccolo, and I'd like all of you to love him, too. Tonight, when you hit your knees to pray, please ask God to love him, too." Brian Piccolo died on June 16, 1970. His 1969 Topps rookie card, which has his name misspelled (Bryon on the front and Bryan on the back), grades ex. The 1970 Sayers is ex-m.
Winning Bid $30
Lot 245. 1964 ALL-PRO Football Wristwatch with Jim Brown, Ditka, Tittle and Taylor. This Swiss-made watch from Bradley Time Co. is mint, apparently unused, and not working. It features a football on the faceplate with superimposed facsimile signatures of Mike Ditka, Y. A. Tittle, Jim Taylor and Jim Brown. “ALL-PRO” also is on the face. The leather band is unused but brittle. The watch is packaged with a mini-football that has collapsed and become hardened and brittle. This handsome watch is an excellent timepiece for display. All four players were selected for the 1963 NFL Pro Bowl, and the watch appears to have been marketed the following year. All for are in the Pro Hall of Fame.
Minimum Bid $75
Lot 246. Karl Noonan’s Wristwatch Marking the 25th Anniversary of the Dolphins’ Perfect Season. Led by coach Don Shula and such players as Earl Morrall, Bob Griese and Larry Csonka, the 1972 Miami Dolphins became – and remain – the only NFL team to navigate the regular season and playoffs unbeaten and then win the Super Bowl. Their 14-7 victory in Super Bowl VII was their 17th of the season. In 1997, members of the 1972 team received Tourneau watches to commemorate the season of perfection. Noonan was an original Dolphin, joining the AFL team out of the University of Iowa in 1966 and then competing in the NFL in 1970 and 1971. Injured in the 1972 preseason, he sat out the entire year. The faceplate of Noonan’s watch has the Dolphins’ logo encircled by “Twenty-fifth Anniversary 1972,” “17-0” within a football shape at the top and “Perfect Season” on a banner at the bottom. Noonan’s name, uniform number and position are engraved on the back. The watch is nm-m, apparently unused and seems to need a new battery to work. It is housed in a wood case. We have not seen another of these watches available to the public.
Winning Bid $185
Lot 247. Wilson “The Duke” NFL Football Marking the Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl II Win. This “Duke” is like the footballs the NFL used for its games except that it recognizes the Packers as “Super Worlds Champs 1967” and has the stamped facsimile autographs of Vince Lombardi, Bart Starr, Henry Jordan and 47 other members of the team. The facsimile signatures display as nm 7 to nm-m 8, and the Pete Rozelle NFL football is nm. These Packers defeated the Oakland Raiders, 33-14, in the Orange Bowl in Miami on Jan. 14, 1968. It was the last game Lombardi coached for Green Bay, and the win gave him and the team their fifth world championship under his leadership. To get to the Super Bowl, the Packers had to defeat the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL Championship Game, commonly referred to as the “Ice Bowl,” at Lambeau Field. This “Duke” football is an excellent memento from the golden years of Lombardi and the Packers!
Winning Bid $68
Lot 248. TCU 1920s-50s Programs and 2 Bowl Game Programs, a Pennant and a Pin. Texas Christian University in Fort Worth fielded its first football team in 1896, was named the AP national champion in 1938 and has produced such All-Americans as Sammy Baugh, Davey O’Brien, Bob Lilly and LaDanian Tomlinson. The 2014 Horned Frogs were Big 12 co-champions and won the Peach Bowl. In 1928, TCU went 8-2, and one win was against Daniel Baker, 19-0. Located in Brownwood, TX, Daniel Baker College was absorbed by Howard Payne University in 1952. TCU produced a 20-page program for the Daniel Baker game. A team picture is inside the back cover, and players are pictured throughout. So is Matty Bell, TCU’s College Hall of Fame coach. TCU songs are inside the front cover and on the back cover. Vg+. A second program is for a 1935 game with Santa Clara in San Francisco. The 24-page program has tape along the spine, and the pages are loose. Vg appearance. Sammy Baugh is pictured as the TCU quarterback, and Clipper Smith and Buck Shaw, as the Santa Clara coaches. The Horned Frogs won, 10-6, to close out a 11-1 regular season. A 1958 program is for their game with Texas, which produced a 22-8 victory. Comprising 52 pages, it has relatively large chips in the lower right of the cover and first four pages; otherwise, it is ex. Two future HoF members were the opposing coaches, Dutch Meyer for TCU and Darrell Royal for Texas. In the 1952 Cotton Bowl, the Horned Frogs lost to Babe Parilli and Kentucky, 20-7. Bear Bryant and Meyer were the coaches. Vg-ex, stains on some pages. TCU lost to West Virginia in the 1984 Bluebonnet Bowl, 31-14. By then, the program grew to 144 pages. A full-sized purple and white TCU pennant accompanies the program. And so does a 1.75” TCU Bluebonnet Bowl pin. The pennant is ex, and the pin, nm-m.
Winning Bid $92
Lot 249. 2 Programs for the Dallas Cowboys Inaugural Season – 1960 vs. the Bears and Giants. The Cowboys’ first season in the NFL was their worst as they failed to win a game but did gain a tie with the New York Giants. Under Tom Landry’s leadership, however, they made it to the NFL Championship Game six years later. These programs, for road games, are two of 12 from that first season. On Nov. 27, the team lost to the Chicago Bears at Wrigley Field, 17-7. The 52-page program is vg-ex with a stray mark on the front cover. The pages are ex with photos of such players as Doug Atkins, Stan Jones, Bill George, Willie Galimore, Rick Casares and Eddie LeBaron. At Yankee Stadium, the Cowboys battled the New York Giants to a 31-31 tie. The 32-page program is nm-m. It has photos and brief written sketches of Sam Huff, Rosy Grier, Andy Robustelli, Rosie Brown, Lindon Crow, Bob Schnelker, LeBaron, Jim Doran, Bill Howton and Landry.
Winning Bid $83
Lot 250. Dallas Texans 1960 Team Photo and 1961 Scorecard. Lamar Hunt established the Texans as one of the original six teams in the American Football League in 1960. With Hank Stram as the coach, the Texans won the 1962 AFL title by defeating Houston in the championship game in double overtime. Despite their success, they had difficulty convincing Dallas football fans that they were the equal of the Dallas Cowboys, the NFL franchise added in 1960. After the 1962 season, Hunt moved his team to Kansas City, where they became the Chiefs. The 1960 team is the subject of an 8” x 10” b&w offset photo. Vg+ to ex. The photo was produced at the end of the season. Players are identified on the back, and results for the season’s games are listed. The 6” x 10.5” two-panel scorecard is for a game with the Buffalo Bills. The teams’ rosters are on the outside panels, while the inside presents a depth chart for each team. Ex. Texans memorabilia is scarce.
Winning Bid $35
Lot 251. Buffalo Bills Red and Blue Suede and Grain Leather Jacket by GIII and Carl Banks. This impressive jacket has a button and zipper front flanked by “Bills” in blue letters on red on each side running from the pockets to the shoulders. White piping adorns each sleeve. The NFL American Conference logo is on the left. The back displays the Bills’ buffalo logo, which extends for almost 13 inches. The size 4x jacket has been worn a few times. Its condition is nm-m to almost new!
Winning Bid $61