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1973 GBP autograph football

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by sevenal, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. sevenal

    sevenal Cheesehead

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    Hello GNB maniacs.
    Best wishes for todays game.

    I was wondering if any of the most dedicated Packer fans in the world might give me some input about a ball I acquired around 1977.
    it has about 35 signatures on it and I date it to the 73 team as one of the players is Barry Smith a 73 start. Others are Ellis, Tagge, Pureifoy, Brockington, Krause, Staggers, McCoy, Winthrow, McGeorge, Goodman, Buchanon, Hayhoe, Carter, Widby, McBride, and many others.

    Here is one confusing fact, Bob Kroll signed this ball and stats say he played 5 games, total in 1972?

    This ball is the tan/brown smooth ball you typically see these autographs on.

    My step dad Harry Miller was the life insurance provider for the team and they presented him this ball in appreciation.

    This may not have been Green Bays hay day but as every NFL fan knows this is a true snapshop in time for perhaps the grandest old team.

    Can anyone advise as to the best place for this ball to reside and perhaps a general value of this historic ol' pigskin prize.

    Thanks for reading and good luck today.

    AL
    a.k.a. sevenal

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  2. ivo610

    ivo610 Cheesehead

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    a few pictures would be great.

    It realy depends on the quality of signatures and if they are auto signed or signed by hand. But if in great condition, and everything checks out I would say about $300-$500. I would contact Chris Nerat for more information if I was you.
     
  3. sevenal

    sevenal Cheesehead

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    Thanks for the input.
    The ball shows some age from just storage. It's been in my attic for 26 years now.
    Condition is pristine as it has been in a plastic sleeve forever. The signatures/autographs are extremely irregular
    in their location so it is obvious that the team members held and wrote their names on the ball.
    After the game I'll take some photos and upload to photobucket to post here. In the mean time picture a like new old stock ball with the patina of 38 years with semi dark, perfectly clear sharpie autographs.

    The prob with this picture is I have always been an AFC fan and this great ball should be somewhere other than my attic.
    "I'm not worthy"
    No really I would love for this ball to be in the Hall of fame or somewhere it would be cherished.
    like I said it's not a Bart Star ball or Brett Farve ball but it must bring back great memories for all you true
    Cheese Heads.
    go with best wishes and enjoy the game .
     
  4. sevenal

    sevenal Cheesehead

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    added pictures
     
  5. ivo610

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    email this guy
    kneerat@hotmail.com

    He will either buy the football or set you up to have it auctioned off.
     
  6. sevenal

    sevenal Cheesehead

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    Is this worthy of a public exhibition somewhere?
    It's really not just about money. Some people may really like to
    see things like this. I'm certainly am not opposed to selling it
    but I want to do the right thing with it.
    Can anyone tell if I am correct in the year (1973)
    Are there any sand out names on here that I am not really
    getting the significance of?
    I'm sure some of these past gridiron heroes went on to play more years or on other
    great NFL teams.

    Thanks

    AL
    a.k.a. sevenal
     
  7. sevenal

    sevenal Cheesehead

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    any thoughts?
     
  8. sevenal

    sevenal Cheesehead

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    Maybe i posted this when other Packers matters may superceed comentary on this old GNB relic or it's just not a year that sparks intrest.
    But I'm still curious.
    Is it 1973?
    Is it an inportant peice of Green Bay history.
    What am i overlooking?

    Thanks
     
  9. Murgen

    Murgen MechaPackzilla

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  10. ivo610

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    its from 73 according to someone I checked with.

    yeah the 70s arent very popular for packer fans. My original estimate was what the expert I checked with said too. Again, you should contact chris, he can help you more than anyone on this forum.
     
  11. ivo610

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    the Packers hall of fame take donations from packers history but very very rarely take items on loans. I am sure they would love to have the ball.
     
  12. sevenal

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    No reply from Mr. Nerat.
    I'm sure he has his own agenda to attend, as do we all.

    Thank you very much !
     
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    No reply from Chris
    I'm sure he has his own urgent matter to attend.
    I guess I'll seek another venue.

    Thank You All for reading and any consideration
     
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    DevilDon Inclement Weather Fan

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    Anybody have any idea what a 1996 team football is worth? Desmond Howard and Andre Rison on it I believe, so you know it's SB winning season.
     
  16. ivo610

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    so many were laser etched or what not you have to make sure its been hand signed first. Then depending on the quality of signatures.
     
  17. sevenal

    sevenal Cheesehead

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    anyone want to purchase this football
     
  18. sevenal

    sevenal Cheesehead

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    Valued at $500
    Asking $100 plus shipping
    See pictures at start of thread
    Has not been inflated since 1973
    Kept in plastic bag
    Flawless
     
  19. Croak

    Croak Terminally twisted.

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    Man that Brockington signature on the ball makes it worth a hundred bucks right there.
     
  20. sevenal

    sevenal Cheesehead

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    I could not stand for this great ol ball to be stashed away at my house any longer.

    SOLD

    $100

    What a steal and I love it that a GBP fan will have it.

    God Bless
     

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