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George Halas Chicago Bears Football HOF Coach Autographed 3x5 Note PSA SLABBED

George Halas Chicago Bears Football HOF Coach Autographed 3x5 Note PSA SLABBED
George Halas Chicago Bears Football HOF Coach Autographed 3x5 Note PSA SLABBED
George Halas Chicago Bears Football HOF Coach Autographed 3x5 Note PSA SLABBED

George Halas Chicago Bears Football HOF Coach Autographed 3x5 Note PSA SLABBED    George Halas Chicago Bears Football HOF Coach Autographed 3x5 Note PSA SLABBED

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Prices are reduced every 30 days until the item sells. Thanks for understanding this policy! After one year with the Pros (also known as the All-Stars), Halas moved to Decatur, Illinois. To take a position with the A.

He served as a company sales representative, an outfielder on the company-sponsored baseball team, and the player-coach of the company-sponsored football team the Decatur Staleys. Halas selected his alma mater's colorsorange and navy bluefor the team's uniforms. In 1920, Halas represented the Staleys at the meeting which formed the American Professional Football Association (which became the NFL in 1922) in Canton, Ohio. After suffering financial losses despite a 1012 record, company founder and namesake Augustus E. Staley turned control of the team to Halas in 1921.

Halas moved the team to Chicago. And took on teammate Dutch Sternaman. The newly minted "Chicago Staleys" maneuvered their schedule to win the NFL championship that year. See the 1921 Staley Swindle. They took the name Bears in 1922 as a tribute to baseball's Chicago Cubs. Which permitted the Bears to play their games at Wrigley Field. Halas was not only the team's coach, but also played end (wide receiver on offense, defensive end on defense) and handled ticket sales and the business of running the club.

Named to the NFL's all-pro team in the 1920s, his playing highlight occurred in a 1923 game when he stripped Jim Thorpe. In 1925, Halas persuaded Illinois star player Red Grange. To join the Bears; it was a significant step in establishing both the respectability and popularity of the league, which had previously been viewed as a refuge for less admirable players. But he remained the team's owner, becoming sole owner in 1932. However, severe financial difficulties brought on by the Great Depression.

Put the Bears in dire financial straits even though Jones led them to the NFL title in 1932. He coached the Bears for another ten seasons.

His 1934 team was undefeated until a loss in the championship game to the New York Giants. In the late 1930s, Halaswith University of Chicago. System to create a revolutionary and overwhelming style of play which drove the Bears to an astonishing 730 victory over the Washington Redskins. In the 1940 NFL Championship Game. Still the most lopsided margin of victory in NFL history. Every other team in the league immediately began trying to imitate the format. The Bears repeated as NFL champions in 1941, and the 1940s would be remembered as the era of the Monsters of the Midway. Halas and Shaughnessy had created a revolutionary concept with the T-formation offense. The complex spins, turns, fakes, and all around athletic versatility required to execute the scheme limited the possible players available.

Halas believed he'd found the perfect quarterback for his new offense in Sid Luckman. A passing star at Columbia University. Luckman was a single wing.

Tailback; the tailback is the primary runner and passer in that scheme. Halas felt he was the perfect quarterback for this offense. Luckman launched his Hall of Fame career, playing the position from 1939 to 1950. Halas was not satisfied with other players who succeeded Luckman under center. During this coaching stint, he had on the Bears roster two future Hall of Fame players, Bobby Layne.

In 1948 and George Blanda. Other notable players included Heisman Trophy. From 1948 to 1951 and Zeke Bratkowski. Blanda played in the NFL until 1975; Bratkowski moved on to Vince Lombardi. From 1960 to 1971; and Bobby Layne quarterbacked the Detroit Lions.

To three NFL championship games between 195254, winning two. Again after the advent of World War II. In 1942, with the rank of lieutenant commander.

He served overseas for 20 months under the command of Admiral Chester Nimitz. He was awarded the Bronze Star. During his recall and released from duty in 1946 with the rank of captain. While in the Navy, the Bears won another title in 1943 under Hunk Anderson. Returning to the field in 1946, he coached the club for a third decade, again winning a title in his first year back as coach. That same year, Halas met with the Army. The Navy Chief of Staff. Admiral Chester Nimitz, and the Air Force. And offered to set up an annual charity football game, with the Bears as hosts, whose proceeds would go to the relief agencies of the armed forces. And proceeds from all games the Bears participated in between 1946 and 1957 were over two million dollars. After a brief break in 195657, he resumed the controls of the club for a final decade from 1958 to 1967, winning his last championship in 1963.

He did not, however, enjoy the same success as he had before the war, and officially retired on May 27, 1968. He did win his 200th game in 1950 and his 300th game in 1965, becoming the first coach to reach both milestones. His six NFL Championships as a head coach is tied for the most all time with Green Bay's Curly Lambeau. In 40 years as a coach he endured only six losing seasons. Additionally, I slip all autographed photos inside sturdy photo-protective sleeves.

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Sincerely, Joe Binder , Downers Grove, Illinois. The item "George Halas Chicago Bears Football HOF Coach Autographed 3x5 Note PSA SLABBED" is in sale since Saturday, August 4, 2018. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Football-NFL\Index Cards". The seller is "calabinder" and is located in Downers Grove, Illinois.

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  • Modified Item: No
  • Autograph Authentication: Professional Sports (PSA/DNA)


George Halas Chicago Bears Football HOF Coach Autographed 3x5 Note PSA SLABBED    George Halas Chicago Bears Football HOF Coach Autographed 3x5 Note PSA SLABBED