Green Bay Packers, Inc., check, dated August 8, 1959, signed by Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi in his capacity as general manager. 1959 was Lombardi’s first season as coach of the Green Bay Packers, making this one of the earliest such checks we have seen. Lombardi’s signature (“Vincent Lombardi”) has been scripted in black ink along the base and grades “9/10.” Also signed in blue ink (“10”) by Packers’ president Dominic Olejniczak. The check, made out to “Barbara Callaway” in the amount of $42.15, has been endorsed by Callaway on the reverse. The check (8.25 x 3.25 inches) displays normal bank cancellation stamps and perforations, as well as three vertical folds. In Very Good to Excellent condition overall. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600.
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