The Green Bay Packers are back in the NFC Championship game and Glen Christensen is hoping to add some more history to his Hall of Fame-like collection of team memorabilia. It’ll be hard to top his most recent addition, though.
Christensen, a Green Bay native who has owned a printing business in Dallas, TX for the last 20 years, recently acquired a game-used football from one of the NFL’s most historic games: the 1967 NFL Championship, won by the Packers in below zero temperatures on Bart Starr’s quarterback sneak.
There’s no doubt about the provenance. It was acquired by the son of a former Packers equipment staffer and still bears the painted inscriptions from that freezing New Year’s Eve afternoon at Lambeau Field.
Yes, the ball from a win over the Dallas Cowboys–one that sent Green Bay to Super Bowl I–will reside in a huge collection of Packers memorabilia located in the same metro area of the team vanquished by Vince Lombardi’s squad.
Antique Trader caught up with Christenson, for the story of the football–and how the rest of his phenomenal collection game to be.
Speaking of old football….
It had remained sealed for over over 61 years but Tuesday night, a 1959 Topps football cello pack was opened live online.
Just Rip It acquired the pack, which had a Jim Brown card showing face down on the back.
Watch it unfold below.
The Dallas Card Show is hosting a 450 table event next weekend (Jan. 29-31) at the Watters Creek Convention Center. Billy Sims, Chad Johnson (“Ocho Cinco”), Ricky Williams, Spud Webb and Jack Clark are among the autograph guests–all scheduled to appear on Saturday.
The Columbus (OH) Sports Card Show drew a good crowd last weekend. Held at the fairgrounds in Hilliard, it’s a two-day event held every other month.
This Week Community News paid a visit.
Lelands has announced the dates of its upcoming auctions. They’ll host a Playoff Pop-Up Auction opening this Sunday, followed by their larger Classic event starting Februrary 28 and another Pop-Up Auction opening April 25.