Monday, October 12, 2009

"Ice Bowl" Pennant, 1967


This simple yet effective pennant in green and gold turns up from time to time in Packers collecting. It features a rather generic-looking player wearing what could be a home Packers uniform, save the plain gold helmet (no Braisher stripes).

It was sold at Lambeau Field for one game only - the 1967 NFL Championship Game, commonly known as the Ice Bowl for the frigid gametime conditions. Concessionaires would have had to have braved a wind chill approaching 50 below zero to sell these pennants in the stands.

It isn't surprising, considering the Ice Bowl's hold on football fans' imaginations, that this style of pennant usually fetches a pretty good price at auction.

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