Sunday, May 27, 2012

Auction Gold - Forrest Gregg's 1959 Blanket

Another gem comes to us from the current MEARS auction:

1959 Forrest Gregg Green Bay Packers Personal 54" x 60" Blanket

Vince Lombardi dubbed Forrest Gregg as the best player he ever coached. It was the Gregg who pried open holes as Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung received the praise.

Sourced directly from Gregg is this blanket honoring his performance in 1959. "GREEN BAY PACKERS" and a football are centered on front. A swatch has "Forest Gregg '59" chainstitched on the lower right corner. A few minor stains and minor hole (near name swatch) are the only qualifications.
Amazing. I wonder how often these were issued to players?

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