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Lot # 14: 1965 Joe Namath, "New York Jets Rookie" Unique Photo by Hal Mathewson (PSA)

Category: Football

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 53 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "February Collectors Auction 2024",
which ran from 2/19/2024 10:00 PM to
3/9/2024 8:00 PM

1965 Large photograph of rookie Joe Namath from the New York Jets and showing off his throwing motion during his first ever training camp as a professional. Taken at the Peekskill Military Academy in New York, which was the Jets training facility, this captures Namath just after he finished his college career and looked to create a name for himself in the NFL. Taken by Hal Mathewson of the New York Daily News and with a large paper caption on the back, Namath is noted as being the "$4,000,000 Rookie from Alabama" which is an amazing caption that really captures the moment. Encapsulated by PSA as a Type 1, we feel this is the greatest image of Namath in the hobby save his 1965 Topps rookie image. The condition and quality are both outstanding with a touch of paper loss on the bottom.

Size: 7.5x9.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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