Land a whale with this incredible 1937 Washington Redskins team-signed menu from the famous “Dee Cee Diner”. Having relocated from Boston due to poor attendance the 1937 Redskins drafted TCU quarterback “Slingin’ Sammy” Baugh to complement fellow HOFers Cliff Battles, “Turk” Edwards and Wayne Millner. This move and strategy paid off big time as the Skins won their first NFL Championship under the direction of HOF coach Ray Flaherty. Signed by a total of (26) this must-have collectible features (23/26) players listed on the roster plus (2) coaches and the trainer. Compounding interest in this potentially one-of-a-kind souvenir is the fact that (19) signers included inscriptions of their college alma mater. Signatures range (“7” to “9”) and appear on the back of the menu (EX) with: R. Baker (asst. coach), J. Barber, C. Battles, S. Baugh, C. Bond, E. Britt, V. Carroll, T. Edwards, R. Flaherty (head coach), D. Howell, D. Irwin, E. Justice, E. Kahn, J. Karcher, E. Kawal, B. Koretsky (trainer), H. Krause, M. Krause, B. McChesney, E. Michaels, W. Milner, S. Olsson, E. Pinckert, B. Smith, R. Smith, B. Young. Full photo LOA from JSA. This item has a reserve. Estimated at ($750-$2,000). More on our website.
The (3) players listed on the roster that did sign this item are: C. Malone, N. Peterson, G. Smith.
The following is a list of signers as they appear on the menu with inscriptions noted in parenthesis:
Left side: Ben Smith (“Alabama”), Ed Kawal (“Illinois”), Don Irwin (“Colgate”), Ed Michaels (“Villanova”), Chuck Bond (“U. of Wash.”), “Swede” Olsson (“Mercer”), Jim Karcher (“Ohio”), Ray Baker (So. Calif-Ass. Coach”), Ray Flaherty (“Gonzaga, coach”), Cliff Battles (“W. Va. Wesleyen”), Henry Krause (“S. Louis U.”), Max Krause (“ Gonzaga”), Eddie Britt (“Holy Cross”), Bob Machesney (“U.C.L.A.”), “Turk” Edwards (“Wash. State”), Wayne Millner (“Notre Dame”)
Center: “Dixie” Howell (none)
Left side: Ed Kahn (“U.N.C.”), Erny Pinckert (none), Vic Carroll (“Nevada”), Jim Barber (“U.S.F.”), Barney Koretsky (none), Riley Smith (none), Ed Justice (none), Sam Baugh (none), Bill Young (none)
A few very minor stains have minimal impact on the overall appeal of this very desirable piece.