March 30, 2017: Sports & Americana Auction
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/30/2017
This full-size Riddell replica helmet is signed by the first ever Heisman Trophy winner, Jay Berwanger. He was the first winner of the Downtown Athletic Club Trophy in 1935 (the following year the award was renamed the Heisman Trophy). Berwanger was a star halfback for the Chicago Maroons football team of the University of Chicago, where he was known as the "one man football team". In 1936, Berwanger became the first player drafted into the National Football League in its inaugural 1936 NFL Draft, though he did not play professionally. Berwanger's blue Sharpie signature is authenticated by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero of Beckett Authentication Services with a basic COA.
Jay Berwanger Signed Full-Size Helmet (BAS)
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