VINCE LOMBARDI - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 11/29/1959 CO-SIGNED BY: DOMINIC OLEJNICZAK, WALTER G. "WALLY" CRUICE - HFSID 156538
GREEN BAY PACKERS: VINCE LOMBARDI, DOMINIC OLEJNICZAK and WALLY CRUICE Vince Lombardi and Dominic Olejniczak sign a check to Packers' Chief scout Wally Cruice for $168.50 in 1959. Check signed: "Vincent Lombardi" as General Manager of the Green Bay Packers, 8x3.
Sale Price $1,360.00
GREEN BAY PACKERS: VINCE LOMBARDI, DOMINIC OLEJNICZAK and WALLY CRUICE
Vince Lombardi and Dominic Olejniczak sign a check to Packers' Chief scout Wally Cruice for $168.50 in 1959.
Check signed: "Vincent Lombardi" as General Manager of the Green Bay Packers, 8x3. Green Bay, Wisconsin, 1959 November 27. Check No.1338, drawn on the Green Bay Packers, Inc. account at Kellogg Citizens National Bank, payable to Walter G. Cruice for $168.50, endorsed on verso, "Walter G. Cruice". Also signed: "Dominic Olejniczak" as President of the Green Bay Packers. In his rookie season, VINCE LOMBARDI (1913-1970) earned Coach of the Year honors. The following year, he led the Packers to their first Western Conference title since 1944. Lombardi led the Green Bay Packers to four additional NFL titles, and his teams won the first two Super Bowls (1967, 1968). At the time of his death, Lombardi was the NFL's all-time most winning coach with percentage of .740 (105-35-6). The Super Bowl trophy is named in honor of Lombardi, who was elected to the Football Hall of Fame in 1971. DOMINIC OLEJNICZAK (1908-1989) was the Green Bay Packers President and Chairman of the Board. Appointed in 1958, he served as President for over 24 years, longer than anyone in the Green Bay Packer franchise history. Veteran football coach WALTER "WALLY" CRUICE (1913-2001) served as the Packers' Chief Scout for 31 years, under every head coach from Curly Lambeau through Bart Starr. In his long tenure he saw 5 Super Bowl Championships, including the first two Super Bowls. In his youth he played collegiate ball at Northwestern University. During the Second World War he served as assistant coach at Naval Station Great Lakes. He was hired by the Packers in 1946 and saw his first championship after Lombardi took reigns in the late 1950s. Bank cancellation holes at left portion (touching Cruice's signature, still fully legible). Show through of bank cancellation stamps on verso (not near signatures). Lightly creased. Fine condition.
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