Fritz Pollard & Ken Strong HOFers Multi-Signed Autographed Football

Offered is an autographed football in ballpoint pen by 15 very important people.  Includes:

Fritz Pollard (D. 1986) was an American football player and coach. In 1921, he became the first African-American head coach in the National Football League (NFL). Pollard and Bobby Marshall were the first two African-American players in the NFL in 1920. Football pioneer Walter Camp called Pollard "one of the greatest runners these eyes have ever seen."

He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, posthumously in 2005 and his election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, 19 years after his death; many autograph collectors did not have him on their “autograph radars.”

Ken Strong - N.Y.U. All-American, 1928 ... Excelled in every phase of game - blocking, running, passing, punting, placekicking, defense ... Scored 17 points to pace Giants to 1934 title in famous "Sneakers" game ... All-NFL, 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934 ... Scored 64 points to top NFL, 1933 ... Served as placekicking specialist only, 1944-1947 ... Led NFL in field goals, 1944 ... Scored 484 points in 12 NFL years.  Elected to the Pro Football HOF in 1967 and passed away in 1979.

Bob Schuessler Jr. – in Hofstra Athletic Hall of Fame.  Member of the football team in the 1940s

Ed Dooley – (D. 1982) was an All American QB at Dartmouth in 1927.  Went on to become a sportswriter for the New York Sun and radio broadcaster.  He became a United States Congressman, and then became the Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission.

Bill Hutchinson (D. 2008) QB out of Dartmouth who played professional football from 1940-42 for the New York Yankees, New York Americans, and the New York Giants.

Bob Van Summen – played on the 1948 Michigan National Championship team

Steve Zakos – chairman of the chapter

This Touchdown Club football has been signed by 15 people.  The ball has been marked 8/18/66 Shea Stadium, but based on the names on the football we believe this was actually signed at the end of the month about an hour and a half away as the Fairfield County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame sponsored an outing at Eichner’s grove in Trumball, CT. It’s possible that the men who were in attendance for this meeting gathered a week and a half prior at Shea Stadium. (see article attached)

This is the only football that we’ve ever seen signed by Pollard.


Item: 13417

Price: $1.00
Fritz Pollard & Ken Strong HOFers Multi-Signed Autographed Football