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1963 Chuck Bednarik "Man of the Year" Award Clock
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $812.00
LeCoultre Atmos clock, model 528, presented in 1963 to Chuck Bednarik by the University of Pennsylvania Football Club in honor of his being named their "Man of the Year." The clock (7.5 x 5.5 x 9 inches) features a round dial and is encased in a glass-paneled chamber supported by gold-plated brass framework. Engraved along the top and bottom of the framework, respectively, is "University of Pennsylvania Football Club" and "Man of the Year - Chuck Bednarik - 1963." One of the toughest players ever to set foot on the gridiron, Chuck Bednarik's fame today rests upon his reputation as the last of pro football's "60-minute men." While that designation is true, Bednarik did not just play on both sides of the ball, he excelled. A two-time All-American at the University of Pennsylvania and former Maxwell Award winner (presented to the nation's top collegiate football player), Bednarik was the Eagles' first pick in the 1949 draft. An All-Pro center his first two seasons with the club, he switched to linebacker in 1951, a position at which he also earned All-Pro honors for the next six seasons. In 1960, he played both center and linebacker for the Eagles, leading the club to the NFL Championship. Following his retirement in 1962, Bednarik was honored by being elected to both the College Football and Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 1969 he was voted by a group of sportswriters as being the greatest center in pro football history and in 1970 he was named to the All-Time 50 Year NFL Team. It should be noted that this clock is a highly desirable collectible in its own right; prized for both its aesthetic appeal, superb craftsmanship, and elaborate mechanisms. (It is basically designed as a perpetual motion machine.) The clock is in working order and displays some extremely light tarnishing to the framework. Excellent to Mint condition. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $812.00
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