Cleveland Browns Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Cleveland Browns Collectibles And Memorabilia

Cleveland Browns Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

Brief history/biography

The Cleveland Browns formed in 1946 and joined the NFL in 1950, and were at that time considered to be the AAFC's most successful franchise.

The team colors are brown, orange and white.

The Cleveland Browns have won eight League Championships in 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1954, 1955, and 1964, 11 Conference Championships and 13 Division Championships. The team has also appeared in the Playoffs 28 different times since their formation.

Some of the most notable players who once played for the Cleveland Browns include Otto Graham (who played for the team from 1946 to 1955), Marion Motley (from 1946 to 1953), and Jim Brown (from 1957 to 1965).

Types of Cleveland Browns collectibles and memorabilia

Jerseys

The National Football League sold Jeff Garcia's game-used Cleveland Browns jersey (circa 2004) for $750 in February of 2005.

Helmets

Geppi's Memorabilia Road Show in Timonium, Maryland sold four football helmets, one of which was a Cleveland Browns helmet and was signed by Jim Brown, Marion Motley, Otto Graham, Leroy Kelly. Lou Groza, Frank Gatski, Paul Warfield and Dante Lavelli for $1,500 in October of 2005.

Footballs

Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceanside, New York sold a football which was once signed by Otto Graham for $130 in November of 2008.

Pennants

Nate D. Sanders in Los Angeles, California sold a Cleveland Browns pennant (circa 1946) for $350 in June of 2007.

Cards

Nate D. Sanders in Los Angeles, California sold a Jim Brown rookie/Cleveland Browns football card (circa 1958) for $1,000 in August of 2007, and another one of Jim Brown's rookie/Cleveland Browns football cards for $1,250 in June of 2007.

Programs

Fusco Auctions in Willoughby, Ohio sold a 1946 Cleveland Browns vs. Yankees Championship program for $525 in January of 2005.

Tie bars

Sotheby's in New York sold Otto Graham's 1948 Cleveland Browns World Championship 10K gold tie bar (which in its day was the equivalent to a Super Bowl ring) for $2,040 in June of 2007.

Signs

Rich Penn Auctions in Waterloo, Iowa sold a neon Bud Light sign which features the Cleveland Browns logo as well for $150 in November of 2011.

Guide for collectors

Memorabilia that was once owned, signed or used by Otto Graham (who played for the team from 1946 to 1955), Marion Motley (from 1946 to 1953), Jim Brown (from 1957 to 1965) and Jeff Garcia (who played for the team in 2004), is considered to be the most valuable.

Gold tie bars are considered by collectors to be both rare and valuable as they are said to be the equivalent to a Super Bowl ring, as well as any Cleveland Brown memorabilia which dates back to the 1940s or 1950s.

Restoration of a Cleveland Browns' football, jersey, helmet, program, pennant, football card, uniform, gold tie bar, Championship coin or Championship ring is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find Cleveland Browns' memorabilia, visit the Cleveland Browns' official website, the NFL Shop or Football Fanatics.

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