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George Preston Marshall Signed Letter on Redskins Letterhead 
Lot Number 404
 
Quantity: Bid Started: 09/12/2005 00:30:00 
Bid Open: 150.00  Bid Ends: 09/29/2005 00:00:39 
Bid Count: Overtime: 30 Minutes
Currently: 230.00  Time Left: 0m 0s 
       
 
Description

Could you imagine the Super Bowl without a halftime show? How about no Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders? Or, what if there was only one division that had every team playing in it? Thank onetime Redskins owner, George Preston Marshall, for the format and distinct flavor of the game today loved by millions. Marshall was the outspoken owner of the Boston Braves in the 1930s, soon to be the Boston/Washington Redskins. Marshall (d. 1969) left a legacy of innovative ideas to improve the NFL. The offered two-page typed letter, on very lightly toned "onion skin" paper, is finalized by an ink signature of "George", grading a "9". The content of the December 24, 1956 letter, on Washington Redskins letterhead, refers to a column written in the LA Times about how players should be paid for exhibition games rather than the money going to a children's charity. This is a terrific piece of Redskins memorabilia featuring one of the pioneers of football, not to mention a Hall of Famer, and a noted difficult signature. COA from James Spence Authentication. 
 
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