Washington Redskins Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Washington Redskins Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the professional American football team the Washington Redskins.

Brief history/biography

The Washington Redskins' training facility is based at Redskin Park in Ashburn, Virginia, but the team play at FedExField in Landover, Maryland.

The Redskins were originally named the Boston Braves in 1932 and changed their name to the Boston Redskins in 1933 until 1936.

Their team colors are burgundy, gold and white.

The team have won two NFL Championships in 1937 and 1942, three Super Bowl Championships in 1982, 1987 and 1991, five Conference Championships in
1972, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991, and 12 Division Championships. The team have also appeared in the Playoffs 22 different times since their formation, and have played over 1,000 games since 1932.

Some of the most notable players who once played for the team include Sonny Jurgensen (who played for the team from 1964 to 1974, Cliff Battles (from 1932 to 1937), Ken Houston (from 1973 to 1980), and Chris Hanburger (from 1965 to 1978), to name a few.

Types of Washington Redskins collectibles and memorabilia

Jerseys

Grey Flannel Auctions in Westhampton, New York sold Joe Theismann's game-used Washington Redskins white mesh jersey (circa early 1980s) for $4,093 in September of 2006.

Footballs

Phoebus Auction Gallery in Hampton, Virginia sold a team-signed Washington Redskins football which was used in a game between the Washington and St. Louis on December 16th, 1984 and also signed by Joe Theismann, Dexter Manley, John Riggins, and the rest of the 1984 team for $500 in June of 2004.

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a team-signed Washington Redskins football (circa 1938) which was signed by former head coach Ray Flaherty, Turk Edwards, Sammy Baugh, Wayne Millner and various other team players for $1,600 in November of 2011.

Autographs

The Written Word Autographs in Tamworth, New Hampshire sold George Preston Marshall's signature cut from a payroll check for $700 in March of 2010. (Marshall bought the Redskins in 1932 and also became part owner of the Boston Braves franchise in 1932; and he was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1963).

Programs

Nate D. Sanders in Los Angeles, California sold:

  • A Baltimore Colts vs. Washington Redskins program from September 17th, 1950 at the Memorial Stadum for $350 in June of 2007.
  • A Washington Redskins vs. Boston Yanks program from November 24th, 1946 at Griffith Stadum for $350 in June of 2007.

Tickets

Nate D. Sanders in Los Angeles, California sold a Washington Redskins vs. Boston Yanks football ticket from 1947 for $350 in June of 2007.

Guide for collectors

Memorabilia that was once owned, signed or used by Joe Thiesmann (who played for the team from 1974 to 1985) is considered to be the most valuable.

Memorabilia that dates back to before the 1950s is considered to be more rare than memorabilia from the 1960s to present.

Restoration of a Washington Redskins jersey, helmet, uniform, football, program, Championship ring or Championship coin is not recommended.

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

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