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  2. #242
    That Steelers vs Yanks program has a great picture, and you can't go wrong with NT rainbow.

    Quote Originally Posted by chajones View Post
    OK, since there is a break between items, I'm going to go ahead and show off a few pieces. Some NICE RARE stuff here.

    First up is a 2 more programs from the 1946 Steeler's season which I have previously mentioned was Bill's MVP season. This brings me to 6 of the 11. The first is Steelers Vs Redskins. It is in excellent condition!

    But the Steelers/Skins program looks like a rag compared to this Steelers vs Boston Yanks program which is nothing short of immaculate:

    It makes me happy to have found it in this condition. It is pretty rare. I have only seen one more for sale. It's on ebay right now and the the BIN is $210 + shipping and it is missing about 1/8th of the cover - having been ripped off. So I am glad he never accepted any of my "low-ball" offers!

    Next up is something that would usually be the highlight of a monthly post for me. After all this time, the 2008 National Treasures Platinum Parallel is mine. Another true 1/1

    And all three together: /99, /5, /1

    And finally, at least for me, a piece of football history. Just after retiring from football (for good), Bill took an assistant coaching position with UVA for the 54 and 55 seasons. During that tenure Mr. Harry Grayson, a famous sportswriter was the writer of a nationally syndicated column and head of the NEA or Newspaper Enterprise Association - a similar group to the AP that selected all pro teams in multiple sports. Grayson wrote several books along with hundreds of columns. Apparently in 1955 he wrote Bill inquiring about a series of articles he was writing entitled "The play I should have called". This is the response letter from Bill. I wanted to track down a copy of the article but newspapers going back to 1955 are not easy to access online. I will go down to the library one day and dig out the microfiche!

    But for now, here is another true 1/1 (on UVA letterhead to boot!):

    Let me know what you guys think! I am thrilled!
    Last edited by OZTATAR; 02-09-2013 at 03:32 PM.

  3. #243
    You must have forgotten about the other Panini Dudley 1/1 from 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by chajones View Post
    Well, this is the only Bill Dudley card made by Panini in 2012. And when I say ONLY, I mean ONLY!


    And if anyone is curios as to how many 1/1s that makes... I don't know. Lost count. I'll have to go back and count them lol

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    Thanks my man, if you find that other Panini 1/1 you let me know ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chajones View Post
    Just a few new adds:

    3 very nice cut auto additions. The last one though looks like it is signed "n m Dudley" though.

  7. #247
    It's actually W.M. His full legal name is William McGarvey Dudley. On all of his fan autos etc he signed his football name Bill Dudley or Bullet Bill Dudley. But on his cut checks he always signed the more formal W. M. Dudley

  8. #248
    Nice additions. Always been a big fan of odd ball items. I will keep an eye out on the limited /10 for you.

    Clear Skies,

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    Just out of curiosity, what auto do you prefer? I have seen, because of you, about 4 or 5 different variations...

    Bill Dudley
    Bill Bullet Bill Dudley
    Bullet Bill Dudley
    Bullet Bill
    WM Dudley

    any others?
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  10. #250
    Bullet Bill Dudley is my favorite way. Bullet Bill only was a Panini nicknames promo gone wrong as they continued to use his auto stickers for regular products for two years after the nicknames project came out. Idiots! So that's not a natural signature IMO. The WM Dudley is ONLY on checks. You know how old school people are, they learned a "proper" way to sign the check and never changed it. Bill Dudley is too plain. Bullet is a cool nickname. That was back in the day where all good players had a nickname and I just really like it - especially since it was a joke. He was terribly slow, just impossible to tackle. One writer suggested his nickname should have been ricochet Bill Dudley since he would bounce off of tacklers, go a different direction on his way to the endzone. Funny but true!
    Last edited by chajones; 02-18-2013 at 09:21 PM.

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