Monday, June 18, 2012

Online Auction Treasures

From time to time, we look at various online auctions that feature sports memorabilia, and we thought we’d share a few of the items we found for sale. We did not bid on or buy anything, but it’s fun to see some rare old stuff and dream. This pennant features a photo of the 1961 NFL championship team.

This game program is from the 1966 NFL title game played in Dallas, where the Packers won 34-27. This program is quite rare and expensive when found. We do not have one in our collection.

1960’s-era t-shirt.

Commemorative button celebrating the Packers’ first division title under coach Vince Lombardi in 1960. 

Even more rare is this game program from the true first game that Lombardi coached in Green Bay — the preseason opener against the Bears on August 15, 1959. The Packers lost, 19-16.

Local Pizza Hut restaurants presented these fine glasses for sale, featuring Bart Starr, Willie Davis, Jerry Kramer, Paul Hornung, Ray Nitschke and Vince Lombardi.

Above and two following: a size-46 sideline jacket for back-up QB Don Horn. This jacket was originally sourced from a friend of the Packers equipment manager.

Above and below: a Packers coaches’ sideline jacket from the 1985-1990 era.

1962 Green Bay Packers massive 67" x 87" Champions Stadium Blanket. 

Following the Packers 1961 championship, Vince Lombardi was in no mood to lose to a bunch of college players, and his Packers dispelled the upstarts 42-20 Aug. 3, 1962. This is the game program from Soldier Field in Chicago.

Sourced directly from Forrest Gregg is this blanket honoring his performance in 1959.

For these and other sports items online, go here.