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In 1959, when the American Football League was formed, the eight original franchise owners dubbed themselves "The Foolish Club" for competing directly with the established NFL. The resilience, foresight, and creativity of the new owners and others quickly allowed the AFL to establish itself as a viable competitor to NFL.

After five years, once the league was firmly established and already in negotiations to merge with the NFL, founder and Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt commissioned the production of eight commemorative pieces. Titled the "The Foolish Club Age 5," the display shows one action shot of each of the eight AFL teams and was presented to the each of those eight AFL franchise owners.

Offered here is one of the original eight pieces; originating from the Werblin family (owners of the New York Jets). The piece was once proudly displayed at the Jets corporate offices at the Fuller Building on 57th and Madison Avenue in New York City, but found its way to our consignor's amazing AFL collection. The framed piece measures 14" x 18". Each of the eight team action shots measure approximately 3" x 4". A sticker on the reverse reads "Treatt Picture Framing Shop, 10051 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, 75231, EM 1-0775".

The scarcity and solid provenance of this piece cannot be overstated. This is a truly significant, museum-worthy piece - one that would be the centerpiece of almost any professional/AFL football memorabilia collection. Don't be foolish and let this opportunity pass you by!

1965 AFL Foolish Club Age 5 Historically Significant Display1965 AFL Foolish Club Age 5 Historically Significant Display1965 AFL Foolish Club Age 5 Historically Significant Display1965 AFL Foolish Club Age 5 Historically Significant Display
1965 AFL Foolish Club Age 5 Historically Significant Display1965 AFL Foolish Club Age 5 Historically Significant Display1965 AFL Foolish Club Age 5 Historically Significant Display1965 AFL Foolish Club Age 5 Historically Significant Display
1965 AFL Foolish Club Age 5 Historically Significant Display1965 AFL Foolish Club Age 5 Historically Significant Display1965 AFL Foolish Club Age 5 Historically Significant Display
1965 AFL "Foolish Club Age 5" Historically Significant Display
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Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $9,860.00
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Sunday, March 15, 2015.

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