The Packers finished the season with a win over the Boston Redskins 21–6 in the NFL Championship game. This was the Packers’ fourth NFL Championship, first earned by playoff victory, and first since the three-championship streak ended in 1931.
For this auction, MEARS is offering a very rare team signed football with the entire list of names consisting of members of the 1936 World Championship Green Bay Packers team. Truly rare, this historic item is the cornerstone to any advance Packers collection.
The football is very complete, with a near perfect blend of key signatures, HOFers, and rare examples.
Across the front written in the same style pen is, “Green Bay Packers, World Champions”. Although 1936 is written, on the next panel appears, “Pete Smith Sports Shop, Loyola Field, Los Angeles, Calif., Feb 1st – Feb. 20, 1937”. It appears this is whom the ball was originally gifted to. With a 1937 date, the ball refers to the 1936 World Championship season and the names are 100% consistent with that season’s roster.
The next row contains the signatures of: Curly Lambeau, Red Smith, Chas Clarke (director), Tony Paukekas, Tiny Engebretsen, Russ Letlow, Joe Laws, Ade Scwammel, Clarke Hinkle, Wayland Becker, Cal Clemens, Walter Kiesling, Arnie Herber, Frank Butler, Champ Seibold, and Lou Gordon. Absent is Johnny Blood McNally.
The entire surface of the football exhibits signs of cracking. The signatures remains quite legible and most can be read at arms length. A truly historic ball from the 1936 World Championship Season. Full JSA Letter.