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Custom figures of Bednarik standing over Frank Gifford

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by 4StarCustoms, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. 4StarCustoms

    4StarCustoms Cheesehead

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    Charlie Conerly, hit Gifford out of the backfield over the middle and Bednarik slammed into him 15 yards downfield, hitting him in the ribs. Gifford's head hit the ground and he immediately lost conciousness.

    Chuck Bednarik then stands over a prone Frank Gifford, his right arm high in the air in celebration, a 1960 version of a fist pump. It is was a perfectly legal hit, even by today's far more stringent standards -- a blow to the ribs that was so hard that it knocked Gifford's head to the ground, causing a concussion.

    What caused the biggest ruckus was the picture of Bednarik, the Mack Truck, giving the impression, particularly in New York, that he was celebrating the unconscious state of his rival's star player. Celebration. Yes, because Bednarik's teammate Chuck Weber had recovered the ball to clinch the game. Celebrating the injury? No way, says Bednarik.

    "I was thinking 'this f---in game is over,'' Bednarik says. "It appears from the picture that I was gloating over him. I wasn't gloating over him. I had no idea he was there.''

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  2. GreenBayGal

    GreenBayGal Cheese Goddess

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    What an amazing likeness!
     
  3. ivo610

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    both are really nice guys.
     
  4. Helmets

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    That is awesome. Very nice. What's something like that sell for?
     
  5. 4StarCustoms

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    Well, it was the most expensive piece I've sold to date. Most of my stuff sells for around $100 for a single figure. This was a little more complicated.
     
  6. neilfii

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    Very nice. You've done an incredible job reproducing a truly great moment in sports history.
     
  7. 4StarCustoms

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    Thank you. I'll just be happy to get back to making a few more Packers. I have an order for a Tramon Willimans & Clarke Hinkle.

    Speaking of great moments though, I really want to make Nick Collins celebrating in the endzone from the Super Bowl.
     
  8. neilfii

    neilfii Hall of Fame Fan

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    Will that be with the yellow flag or without the yellow flag. I know they had to throw it because it is the rule when a player goes to two knees, but it wasn't nearly as "excessive" as many an end zone celebration I have seen.
     
  9. Matty Flynn

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    Wow, those are really nice. How do you even do that?
     
  10. neilfii

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    I'm kind of surprised there wasn't some comment here wondering where the Matt Flynn likeness is. You must be slipping Matty.
     

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