Career football man Bob Dove was a two-time consensus All-American at Notre Dame in the early ‘40s, a key player with the short-lived AAFC Chicago Rockets in 1946-47, a 1950 Pro Bowl selection with the Chicago Cardinals and an NFL Champion with the Detroit Lions in 1953. The offered “Bob Dove collection” is loaded with official pro and collegiate memorabilia including game worn uniform articles, signed items and panorama photos. Key items are: c.1950 leather bound Chicago Cardinals playbook (GD-VG); (4) 1940s-50s game worn items with a “Hutch” red leather helmet (VG-EX) with the majority of the lining absent, a pair of red uniform pants (GD-VG), a pair of blue uniform pants (VG) and a pair of shoulder pads (VG); (2) signed items with a 1943 East-West Shrine Game program (GD) multi-signed by (23) members of the East squad and a rare AAFC contract (GD) dated 1/28/46. Also present are (6) early ‘40s panorama style photos of college football all-stars ((1) VG-EX, (5) average (GD-VG), a c.1950 full size Chicago Cardinals pennant (VG-EX) with typical pinholes and a 1940s “All-East” sweater (PR) in two sections with extensive wear/holes. More on our website.
All game worn articles show extensive signs of authentic use including light to moderate soiling. The signed items have no authentication due to time and costs.
The AAFC contract is signed by (4) with Dove (“7”), (2) R.E. Hauley (“8”, “6”) and J.L. Marler (“8”). This document is affected by considerable staining including the signed areas.
The (6) photographs range in sizes of 11 x 5-1/2” to 14 x 5-1/2”. All are appealing, however they all have light to moderate erosion near at left and/or right ends.
The playbook features a solid cover and the majority of the pages are clean and show full play diagrams. The end pages are considerably affected by water staining including considerable erosion. The page bindings also show soling/staining which extends into the diagrams on approximately 10% of the pages.
The 1943 program is signed by (23) with a strength range of (“6-9”), approximately one-third are affected by light to moderate ink migration and the centerfold is detached. The signers are: Alberghini, Billman, Burkett, Daley, Dove, Filipwicz. Governali, Hauser, Horvath, Kerr, Kielbasa, Lynn, Moseley, Murphy, Murphy, Sabasteanski, Schreiner, Shiekman, Stiff, Vohs, Wildung, Wistert, Wright. No authentication due to time and costs.