Each summer in late July or early August Pro Football’s greats and dignitaries gather in Canton, Ohio for the induction of a new class of Hall of Fame inductees. Paying tribute to this festive event is a collection of (22) HOF Induction Weekend programs, forming a consecutive run for the period 1968-1989. Tracing the HOF’s founding to 1963, we see that this run starts fairly early in the revered museum’s history, making this bundle a good foundation for building a complete collection of Induction programs.
Featured editions are: 1968 with “Crazylegs Hirsch” (EX); 1969 “Greasy” Neale and Ernie Stautner (NM); 1970 with Pete Pihos (EX); 1971 with Jim Brown, Y.A. Tittle and Norm Van Brocklin (EX+), 1972 with Lamar Hunt (EX); 1973 with Raymond Berry (EX-MT); 1974 with “Night Train” Lane (EX); 1975 with George Connor, Dante Lavelli and Lenny Moore (EX-MT); 1976 with Ray Flaherty (NM); 1977 with Frank Gifford, Gale Sayers and Bart Starr (NM); 1978 with Ray Nitschke and Weeb Ewbank (VG-EX); 1979 with Johnny Unitas and Dick Butkus (EX-MT); 1980 Herb Adderly and “Deacon” Jones (EX-MT); 1981 with George Blanda (NM); 1982 with George Musso and Merlin Olsen (EX-MT); 1983 with Sonny Jurgenson (VG-EX); 1984 with Charley Taylor, cover detached and separated, presents EX-MT; 1985 with Roger Staubach, O.J. Simpson, Joe Namath, Pete Rozelle and Frank Gatski, cover is detached and separated, presents EX; 1986 with Fran Tarkenton and Paul Hornung (VG-EX); 1987 with Joe Greene, Larry Csonka and Len Dawson (NM); 1988 with Mike Ditka and Fred Biletnikoff (NM); 1989 with Terry Bradshaw (NM)