August 2005 - Sports Collectors' > Sports > Football
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Lot 549: Large Pro-Football Wire Photo Collection (125+)
An amazing collection of Pro-Football Wire photos spanning 1930's -1990's. Over 125 photos are included capturing the emotions of football both on and off the field. On the field, there's O. J. struggling to gain yds. vs. Steelers in 1972; Ray Wersching delivering the winning FG in 1982 SB; the Giants Clarence Childs scoring on a 100 yd. kickoff return in 1964; Mark Washington picking off a Broncos pass during 1978 SB; a blocked kick during a 1974 CFL game and too many more to mention. Off the field are shots of 70's icon Diahann Carrol with Ed "Too Tall" Jones; Calvin Hill with wife Janet and 15 -month old Calvin; Harold Charmichael signing a multi-year pact in 1974; 1975 shot of Judge Earl Larson discussing the legality of the so-called "Rozelle Rule"; a shot of Broadway Joe Namath at his NY night-club in 1969 on the day he "retired" because Commissioner Rozelle ordered him to sell his interest in the establishment; a memorable shot of Joe Willie in 1970 cruising the NY harbor on his boat and many more. The collection runs the emotional spectrum and gives a picture perfect view of why Football is an emotional sport. Most are wire photos(several may show sizing pencil marks), however there may be a few promo photo and a few college themed wire-photo included.
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