Private Collector Loans Valuable NFL History to Giants’ New Museum

Add the New York Giants to the list of NFL teams now embracing the physical aspects of their long history.

The Green Bay Packers have had a team hall of fame for about 40 years.  The Cleveland Browns launched one recently (thanks to current GM and former Packers’ coach Mike Holmgren).

Now, fans attending games at the Giants’ new stadium can get a look at an impressive collection of artifacts dating back to the earliest days of pro football.

While the Mara family saved some of the items on display, a New Jersey collector is apparently responsible for most of what is on display.

From game and practice-worn jerseys covering the team’s history, to a very old leather helmet and a modern-day gamer from Jeremy Shockey, it’s a mini-Canton.

The New York Times got a tour of the ‘Giants Legacy Club” that’s already open on game days and will soon be available for general public tours.