1953 Cleveland Browns Signed AUTO album page #B /w Don Steinbrunner & George Young

Offered is an album page that measures approximately 4” x 6” in size and was removed from an autograph album.  Signed by 9 members of the  NFL Title game team (they lost to the Lions in the NFL championship), Cleveland Browns football team (signed on both sides)

 

Highlighted by Vietnam War Casualty, Don Steinbrunner

 

 

Don Steinbrunner – (D. 1967 at age 35) was an American football offensive tackle who was one of only two American professional football players to die in the Vietnam War. He was an offensive tackle with the 1953 Cleveland Browns, but a knee injury ended his professional football career after only eight games. He joined the United States Air Force, serving as a navigator. He was also an assistant football coach at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 

Steinbrunner was sent to Vietnam in 1966, and after an injury was offered a safer assignment, which he refused. Major Steinbrunner's plane, a C-123, was shot down on July 20, 1967 during a defoliation mission, killing all five crewmen aboard. He was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

 

George Young (D. 1969 at age 45 of a brain tumor) defensive end who played eight seasons in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and in the National Football League with the Cleveland Browns. He later was an umpire officiating in the American Football League (AFL) for its entire existence, from 1960 through 1969. He officiated in the first AFL championship in 1960 and the first Super Bowl after the 1966 season.

 

Harry Chick Jagade – (D. 1968 at age 41) was an American football fullback in the National Football League for the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears. He also played in the All-America Football Conference for the Baltimore Colts. Jagade played college football at Indiana University and was drafted in the fourteenth round of the 1948 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He was a 2 X Pro Bowl selection.

 

Also signed by: Lou Groza (D.2000) (Pro Football HOF),  Don Colo (D. 2019) John Sandusky (D. 2006), Ray Renfro (D. 1997), Dub Jones, Tom Catlin (D. 2008)

 

 

Loaded with some really tough autographs!



Item: 12616

Price: $995.00
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1953 Cleveland Browns Signed AUTO album page #B  /w Don Steinbrunner & George Young