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Old 08-28-2017, 03:19 PM
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Beautiful collection Jeff! Those Wheaties cards are super tough. I really like the way you have them displayed too. What do you think about draping some black or brown felt over the cardboard boxes in back?

Curious...What is the football of on top?

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That's exactly what I plan to do, Mark. Just haven't found the right material yet to do so. Also looking to get the glass shelf that belongs on the left put back in so I can use it when I want too.

The football isn't actually related to Wheaties. It's a Wilson Red Grange ball from 1920's signed and dated by Grange.







These footballs came in this box:



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Old 08-28-2017, 05:43 PM
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That is a great football Jeff. Nice early signature of Grange too. Museum quality stuff. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:12 AM
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That is a great football Jeff. Nice early signature of Grange too. Museum quality stuff. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Mark. Appreciate the feedback. The football was signed at a theater from the inscription. I wonder whether it was a premier or something. Otherwise why would someone bring a football for him to sign?

It doesn't look like any of Grange's movies came out in 1929 but perhaps this was the first showing of one of his previous movies at this theater. Who knows?

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Old 08-29-2017, 02:42 PM
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Jeff,

Any idea where that theater was? If you can identify the theater maybe we can track down a local newspaper article from that day.
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Old 08-29-2017, 03:30 PM
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Any idea where that theater was? If you can identify the theater maybe we can track down a local newspaper article from that day.
Says "Iowa Theater" on the inscription. I did some research on it a while back. It may be the Iowa Theater still located in Madison County, IA as its history says its been around since the 1800s. But the name is so common that I don't know this for sure. There are a couple of other existing Iowa Theaters in the state of Iowa too.

Couldn't find any reference to Grange being anywhere on 1/21/29 but am not an expert at digging through newspaper archives.

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Old 08-29-2017, 05:51 PM
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Old 08-30-2017, 05:42 AM
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Wow, your research skills are second to none, Mike! Which newspaper archive service do you use?

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Old 08-30-2017, 08:52 AM
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newspapers.com for that one
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:05 AM
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Great detective work Rev! Mystery solved.
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Old 09-04-2017, 06:42 PM
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How many different do you have? which are you missing...


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