Collectors who visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame while in Ohio for the National only see a small fraction of the incredible collection housed in the Canton shrine.
The rest? Waiting for some love.
If you had 83,000 sqaure feet of storage space, what kind of collection could you display?
Probably every card or piece of memorabilia you own.
But you’re not the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The 83,000 square-foot facility in Canton, Ohio is home to some great pieces of NFL history. Game-worn jerseys. Leather helmets. Historic programs. You name it, it’s in there. But a tour won’t give you a look at half of the items in the Hall’s possession. Or a quarter of them.
Generous donors have given the place more than it has room for. Some of it gets rotated into the main collection. Some will never see the light of day because it’s not historic enough to make the cut.
They’re still looking for good stuff, though, and hoping the value of some that memorabilia doesn’t stop potential donors from giving up the good stuff.
Cleveland Scene got a look at some of the football memorabilia boxed up in a special room.