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Extremely obscure premium, issued in 1965 by Fortune Shoes of Nashville. The 9" x 11 1/2" premium is printed on thin cardboard stock and features Hall of Fame running back John Henry Johnson of the Pittsburgh Steelers. No official checklist exists; but other premiums were issued yearly from 1963 to at least until 1966. An advertisement for Fortune Shoes featuring this premium appeared in a 1965 issue of Ebony Magazine (ad not included). The premium exhibits mild border and corner wear and a small surface crease to the left of Johnson's image. The reverse is blank and has a few light pencil marks. The artwork was done by Ed Vebell; who in addition to being a noted illustrator (numerous sports works, Reader's Digest, and court illustrator during the Nuremberg War Trials) was a semifinalist in fencing during the 1952 Summer Olympics. Vebell passed away this February at the age of 96.
1965 Fortune Shoes John Henry Johnson Pittsburgh Steelers Premium
1965 Fortune Shoes John Henry Johnson Pittsburgh Steelers Premium
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Number Bids: 0
Auction closed on Sunday, April 22, 2018.

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