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1969 Link Lyman Handwritten, Signed Letter. Offered here is a rare piece, by Pro Football HOFer Link Lyman. Included is a 7x10" piece of Lyman's original stationery that was written and signed in 1964 when he was elected to the Hall Of Fame.With Full JSA

William Roy "Link" Lyman (November 30, 1898 - December 28, 1972) experienced only one losing season in his entire football career from high school to the end of his days as a professional in 1934.

Recruited by player/coach Guy Chamberlin out of the University of Nebraska, Lyman joined the Canton Bulldogs in 1922, as their starting tackle. After two undefeated seasons in Canton, the team was sold and many players, including Lyman, went to play for the Cleveland Bulldogs where they won the 1924 NFL Championship. During his career, he played for the Canton Bulldogs (1922-1923), the Cleveland Bulldogs (1924), the "new" Canton Bulldogs (1925), the Frankford Yellow Jackets (1925) and the Chicago Bears (1926-1934). Link joined the Bears on Halas’ barnstorming tour that featured Hall of Famer Red Grange, and helped Chicago win the 1933 NFL Championship.

He was a two-time All-Pro First Team selection at tackle. His unique style of play, sliding and shifting to confuse opposing blockers, can still be seen in the game today. Ever the professional who left it all out on the field, Coach Halas recounted that Lyman was better in his final two seasons with the Bears than his first two. Link played in 133 games, 117 of which he started, and scored 37 points on four fumble recovered touchdowns, two receiving touchdowns and one extra point. Link Lyman was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1964.

Link Lyman
Link Lyman
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $270.00
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

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