Pawn Stars: Football from First Hall of Fame Game | History


COREY: Hey.
How are you doing? Good.
How about you? COREY: Doing good.
What do we got? I got a game ball from the
first Pro Football Hall of Fame game played in Canton, Ohio. It starts off the
season every year. This is the program from
the 1962 Hall of Fame. COREY: OK. RICK: And this is my ticket
stub to get in the game, which was only $5 at the time. COREY: I think the last
football game I went to, it was double that
for a beer, so. RICK: I came down
to the pawn shop today to sell my
football from the 1962 first Pro Football Hall of Fame
game played in Canton, Ohio. And it’s signed by Y.A. Tittle. I got the ball signed
in 1999 when Y.A. Tittle come to Canton, Ohio. I’d like to sell
this ball for $4,000 today because $4,000 is a lot
of money, and I could use it. COREY: Nice. Where in the world
did you get this? I caught the ball myself. I was 12 years old in
1962 and Y.A. Tittle threw a pass to one of his receivers. And the ball came off
the tips of his hands, hit once, came up
into the stands. I jumped on it. And I come up with
the ball out of there. That’s awesome, man. That’s a really good story. So how did you get
him to sign it? He came to the Hall of Fame
for an autograph session. And I brought the ball and
had him sign it because it came off his fingertips. Definitely a cool story. What do you got here? In ’99 when he signed
the ball, this was our local newspaper article. My last name is Lombardi. COREY: Lombardi’s big catch
has signature with it. OK.
RICK: Yes. What’s this? This is a letter
of authenticity from the Hall of Fame
that shows this is the ball from that night game. RICK: Oh wow. OK. Do you have anything
verifying the signature? RICK: I was there
when he done it. He signed it in front of me. But that’s all I really got. But I mean, that’s
his signature. What are you looking
to do with it, man? I’m actually
looking to sell it. I’ve had it for 52 years. I know the Hall of Fame
would like to have this ball. I brought it in
there and they’d ask me to donate it to them, but– Yeah, I wouldn’t want
to donate it either. – But I’m looking to sell it.
– Any idea? Any number in your head? Well, I would like $4,000. OK Well, you
got a great story. You got some evidence here. But let me have a buddy of mine
come validate the signature. Sure Hey, give me an idea
of what it might be worth. Guy’s one of the best
in the world at it, so. COREY: So we’ve
got apparently game used from the first Hall of
Fame game signed by Y.A. Tittle. Cool.
Great piece of football history. Y.A. Tittle was a
great quarterback in the ’50s, early ’60s. I mean, guy threw seven
touchdowns in one game. There’s only a
few guys that have ever done that in NFL history. We’ve got a program. We’ve got a ticket stub. We’ve got a news article. And we got something statement
from the Hall of Fame here that this was the type
of ball that they used. Everybody’s into
retro football lately. And everybody
loves the old guys. You know, talking about
the Hall of Fame games, I think the first
class was 1963. They still have
that tradition now. And they still play there
in the Hall of Fame. Thing’s such a big deal. The Giants that year,
I think, were 12 wins– 1962. That was about the end of
Tittle’s great run in the NFL. The one thing I do want to
do is look at a few examples of his signature.
– Sure. STEVE: He kept
things really simple. His T went under
and then back over. Usually included his
number, just depending on where he could put it. Everything matches up
pretty well, so no question the signature’s real. Yes. STEVE: About Tittle. He’s been around a lot. It’s funny how you look at
the players of yesteryear. Great players. They sign a lot of autographs. Unfortunately doesn’t
carry a ton of value. But based on everything
that’s here– you’ve got a program
with the ticket, the letter from
the Hall of Fame, your story tying
it all together, the signature is genuine– I think it’s a pretty neat
piece of football memorabilia. So. What do you think it’s worth? STEVE: Can you say
for certain, 100%, that it came from that game? While your story is
great– this stuff helps– it’s still a leap of faith. And I’d still put that
value right about $2000. COREY: Well, Steve. You’re the man, dude.
– All right. Good to see you, man.
Good luck. – Thank you.
– Yeah. Thanks.
Nice piece. There are collectors
that might want that. A Giants fan might want it. I could see someone
that collects stuff from Hall of Fame games. Very limited audience, though. COREY: Give me a number, man.
What are you thinking? What’s the least
you’ll take for it? The least I’ll take
is probably $3,000. COREY: OK. You’ve got a really, really
cool piece of a memory of you and your father at the first
Hall of Fame game back in 1962 I think what I’d
offer you on this would be a little offensive. It’s a $1,000 deal to me. Oh. I couldn’t do that. I need solid,
concrete proof of you catching the ball at the game. I don’t see us
making a deal here. I think honestly– Football Hall
of Fame is where it should go. You agree? – I agree.
– All right. Thanks for coming in. OK. Take care. RICK: I thought the $1,000
was a little bit low. I’ll just give it
to the Hall of Fame.

100 thoughts on “Pawn Stars: Football from First Hall of Fame Game | History

  1. Fun Fact: The 1962 Hall of Fame game ended in a 21-21 tie. Also, one of the participants, the St. Louis Cardinals(now Arizona) have never won this game.

  2. Two great ball catches – the man at 12 years old catching the ball at the game with authentic proof & catching a man trying to lowball claiming he needs total ironclad proof like a certified game film of the boy catching the ball.

  3. I'm Rick Harrison, and this is my pawn shop. I work here with my old man and my son, Big Hoss. Everything in here has a story and a price. One thing I've learned after 21 years – you never know WHAT is gonna come through that door.

  4. How tf are they saying it’s a leap of faith? Or not enough evidence to 100% support the story? He literally has a letter from Canton stating it’s authenticity

  5. "I kicked" yairedd black lady washiton detetion on deck. Its fancye at the like house taking picture of gorgeous hair
    On her owners iphone ."taggerback" pice

  6. This is the show that, coupled with Disney’s purchase of the History Channel, pretty much took the history out of the History Channel. Scripted reality crap.

  7. cory : let me get a buddy of mine, hes one of the best in the world

    expert : yeah i`m in jail for being a fraud

  8. Person… Go to the pawn shop to get scammed or go to the casino to get scammed… After all.. It is Vegas.

  9. What I don't understand is why people with take stuff some of them really good expensive stuff they come here and get screwed and take the offer

  10. He's buddy is fake an has been exposed also he's a chocolate box killer not the realler someone who claims to be a wheeler faking all the dealers scamming the poor knocking on the door soon he might get hit with the 44

  11. Is it just me, or did this basically end with him saying "$1000 was a little low, so I'll give it to the hall of fame for free"?

  12. He wants 4K and then you call an expert that doesn’t really know how much sport memorabilia are worth to cut the price in half so Cory can chop the “experts” price again in half.. the seller should of asked for 10k lol

  13. Sometimes it seems that they scam people with these experts, but sometimes its just plane clear that they do. (they would probably resell it for around 10k)

  14. I am just going to go in the back room, to call my expert friend and tell him to appraise it to about 2k. He is a real expert, you'll see. He might even tell me how much is it really worth after I buy it.

  15. NFL hall of fame: yea thats our ball

    Pawn stars: we need video evidence of you giving birth to the football

  16. They never believed the guy for a second even tho he had all the evidence I think you could have. How ya gunna prove he caught it really that's a bit of a stretch but why would you doubt him anyway seemed legit asf

  17. He, Lombardi, didnt actually then donate the ball to the HOF. Walter Loudon, a Ohio car dealership owner, bought it from him and HE then donated it to the HOF.

  18. I was really close to getting a Nfl game ball. The guy next to me got it. I eod I tackled him to this day.

  19. WAIT he said hes had it for 52 years???Ummm 2019 minus 52 would be 1967 BUT his ticket was from 1962?Im not understanding the math

  20. I can do that, I'l l check the signature with my tablet, compare it, and make a little bit of speech and declare the price. You can have me Rick, free service. Lol

  21. Weird to hear “I caught the ball myself” outside of the outro clip

    I’ve never seen seen this episode but I’ve heard him say this a thousand times lol

    Also the newspaper is definitely proof

  22. Sports memorabilia honesty isn't worth what people tend to think it is. But if this guys story is true pass it down to your kids keep it in your family or donate it to the hall of fame if you got no one to pass it on to

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