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Classic Sports Card of The Day

22 Nov

52bowmanhalas

1952 Bowman football card of a pro football legend, former Chicago Bears’ founder, owner and long-time head coach George “Papa Bear” Halas. He was one of the original owners when the NFL was founded in 1920 (it was known as the American Professional Football Association at the time), as he served as owner, coach, ticket salesman and player on the Decatur Staleys, who eventually evolved into the Bears. Halas was part of the Chicago organization for an amazing 64 years and won 6 NFL championships as a coach, the first in 1921 and the last 42 years later in 1963. The National Conference Championship Trophy is named after him, and he was part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s inaugural induction class in 1963.

 

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