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1967 Green Bay Packers Signed Williams Advertising Portraits Collection (28)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,410
Collection of twenty-eight different 1967 Green Bay Packers "Williams Portraits," each signed by the respective player. Williams Portraits, so named because they were issued by Williams Advertising, Inc., were produced in 1967 as a promotion for Kraft Cheese. A total of 512 different 8 x 10-inch charcoal portraits, featuring players from all sixteen NFL teams, were originally issued in packs of eight. Packs could only be obtained by sending in $1 and a proof of purchase from various Kraft Cheese products, thus accounting for the scarcity of Williams Portraits today. This group is comprised solely of members of the World Champion Green Bay Packers, winners of Super Bowl I. Each Williams Portrait, printed on paper stock, features a bust-length image of the respective player, below which is printed his name, position, team affiliation, and the title "World's Pro Football Champion." All of the Portraits offered here have been signed by the respective player in blue ink, with a few also including the personalization "To Jim." Unless otherwise noted, all are in Excellent or better condition, and the signatures grade either "9" or "10." The collection consists of the following: Herb Adderly, Lionel Aldridge, Donny Anderson, Ken Bowman, Zeke Bratkowski, Tom Brown (Vg-Ex), Lee Roy Coffey (stray ink mark along the left border), Don Chandler, Carroll Dale, Willie Davis, Boyd Dowler, Marv Fleming ("To Jim"), Jim Grabowski ("To Jim"), Forrest Gregg, Paul Hornung, Bob Jeter, Henry Jordan, Ron Kostelnik, Jerry Kramer, Bob Long ("To Jim"), Max McGee, Ray Nitschke, Elijah Pitts, Dave Robinson, Bob Skoronski, Bart Starr, Fuzzy Thurston, and Willie Wood. Total 28 signed portraits. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $1,410
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