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Lot # 59: 1925 Pottsville Maroons Championship Player Ring

Category: Football

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Unique memento of an early NFL controversy: 1925 Pottsville Maroons Championship ring. Presented to living members during 1960s reunion. Synthetic ruby on face, outside reading "World Champions, NFL 1925". "Frank Racis" engraved inside. Back in the days when championships were often contested because of unbalanced and chaotic scheduling, officially, the NFL recognized the Chicago Cardinals as league champs for 1925. Pottsville, one of a number of teams from small cities in the NFL in pro football's early days, had a better record against true NFL teams than did the Cardinals, but officially Pottsville was ruled ineligible for the championship because they played an unauthorized exhibition game in Philadelphia. Through the years, Pottsvile players and fans adamantly refused to accept this result, and in a team reunion in the 1960's, these rings were awarded, and the dispute continued.

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