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The end of an era and a classic battle! The last NFL Championship before the Super Bowl era was tightly contested and not decided until the the very end with the Packers prevailing over the upstart Cowboys (who were competing in their first postseason in franchise history) 34 to 27. The game was played at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on January 1, 1967.

On June 8, 1966 the NFL and AFL had announced that they would be merging following the 1969 season; ending the competition between the two leagues off the field. As part of the merger terms the two leagues agreed to meet in a season finale (following the 1966 season) initially known as the "World Championship Game" with the AFL champion facing the NFL champion. By defeating the Cowboys the Packers earned a berth to play in the first Super Bowl against the AFL's Kansas City Chiefs. Two weeks later the Packers would defeat the Chiefs 35 to 10; earning a title that can never be removed...first Super Bowl champions.

Offered here is a program, autographed by over 30 Green Bay Packers including the legendary Vince Lombardi, from the last NFL Championship before the Super Bowl era began. Lombardi's signature stands above the rest; boldly signed on the top right corner of the front cover. The remainder of the signatures (with the exception of Red Mack, top of page 1) adorn the front cover and include the majority of the members from the Super Bowl I champion Green Bay Packers (seven Pro Football Hall of Fame members).

The program cover is signed by the following Packers: Lionel Aldridge, Bill Anderson, Don Anderson, Ken Bowman, Bob Brown, Tom Brown, Jerry Burns (coach), Don Chandler, Red Cochran (coach), Bill Curry, Carroll Dale, Boyd Dowler, Gale Gillingham, Jim Grabowski, Forrest Gregg, Dave Hanner (coach), Dave Hathcock, Doug Hart, Bob Jeter, Henry Jordan, Jerry Kramer, Vince Lombardi, Bob Long, Red Mack, Ray Nitschke, Dave Robinson, Bob Schnelker (coach), Bob Skoronski, Bart Starr, Jim Taylor, Fuzzy Thurston, Phil Vandersea, Jim Weatherwax, and Steve Wright.

The autographs have been authenticated by James Spence and the program will be accompanied by the LOA.  The 116 page program is in excellent condition with the exception of the back cover which is torn with a piece missing. 

A program from the game that marked the beginning of one era and the end of another; signed by the man for whom the trophy would eventually be named and the majority of the Super Bowl I champion Packers players. One of the most significant pieces that we have ever offered.

1966 Signed (30+) NFL Championship Program with Lombardi JSA LOA Packers vs. Cowboys 1966 Signed (30+) NFL Championship Program with Lombardi JSA LOA Packers vs. Cowboys 1966 Signed (30+) NFL Championship Program with Lombardi JSA LOA Packers vs. Cowboys 1966 Signed (30+) NFL Championship Program with Lombardi JSA LOA Packers vs. Cowboys
1966 Signed (30+) NFL Championship Program with Lombardi JSA LOA Packers vs. Cowboys 1966 Signed (30+) NFL Championship Program with Lombardi JSA LOA Packers vs. Cowboys 1966 Signed (30+) NFL Championship Program with Lombardi JSA LOA Packers vs. Cowboys 1966 Signed (30+) NFL Championship Program with Lombardi JSA LOA Packers vs. Cowboys
1966 Signed (30+) NFL Championship Program with Lombardi JSA LOA Packers vs. Cowboys
1966 Signed (30+) NFL Championship Program with Lombardi JSA LOA Packers vs. Cowboys
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Auction closed on Monday, October 23, 2017.

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