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Doug Atkins Multi-Signed 1960 Chicago Bears Contract (Atkins, Bell, Halas)

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Doug Atkins Multi-Signed 1960 Chicago Bears Contract (Atkins, Bell, Halas)

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Chicago likes its football with plenty of defense. The likes of Butkus, Atkins, Singletary and Urlacher passed the torch from generation to generation as Hall of Fame worthy players who flourished on the defensive side of the ball. Doug Atkins was a defensive end with a legendary temper. At 6-foot-8, Atkins was a mountain of man who was unpredictable when pushed over the edge. This fully executed contact for the 1960 season, now detached at one of its folding hinges, was agreed to by the burly defensive end for $11,500. Atkins, owner George Halas, and the NFL’s second commissioner, Bert Bell, all signed the contract twice. All of the signatures rate at least “8”. Halas’ signatures are both “10” in quality. Bell’s signature is one of the toughest Hall of Fame autographs, given that he died in 1959. (The league honored him posthumously as part of the NFL’s inaugural Hall of Fame Class in 1963.) The document itself, quite obviously, is in reduced condition. Also included is a handwritten letter to Halas from Warren Ariail, a former trainer from the New Orleans Saints, who wrote to Halas urging him to campaign for Atkins’ consideration for Hall of Fame induction.

PSA-DNA Auction House Letter

1960,Chicago Bears,Football,Letter,Signed  Bert Bell,Doug Atkins,George Halas

Auction End: 20-Jul-06  Post Views: 1977

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