MastroNet Spring 2003
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Ray Nitschke anchored Green Bay's intimidating defense in the 1960's and was the heart and soul of the team. Bart Starr labeled him "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" noting that as nice and unassuming as he was off the field, he was a terror in actual competition. Nitschke's recognition extended beyond his teammates, however, as he was voted the game's greatest all-time linebacker in 1969. A member of the Football Hall of Fame, he was the first Green Bay defensive player from the 1960's to be enshrined. The offered document is a National Football League Standard Players Contract. It is dated 7/30/62 and boldly signed by Nitschke, and awards him a $14,000 salary for the upcoming 1962 season (quite a bargain for the MVP of the 1962 NFL title game!). Also included is an extra document entitled, "Excerpts from By-Laws of the National Football League." The documents exhibit typical mailing folds and top-border staple holes, and are otherwise in pristine condition. LOAs from Mike Gutierrez/GAI and James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA.
Ray Nitschke 1963 Green Bay Packers Signed Contract
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