History of Football: Ft. Anthony Petrucello 1986 Superbowl XXI Giants Signed Lithograph

History of Football: Ft. Anthony Petrucello 1986 Superbowl XXI Giants Signed Lithograph

Brief History of Football
In 1892 the sport of American Football had emerged and was still fairly new to the scene of sports. Its roots stemmed from both soccer and rugby, which had enjoyed long-time popularity in many nations of the world. On November 6, 1869, Rutgers and Princeton played what was billed as the first college football game. However, it wasn't until the 1880s that a great rugby player from Yale, Walter Camp, became the pioneer to new rules of football that would progressively change the game of American Football  forever. 

After the Civil War, one of the more popular sports that the athletic club would promote was, Football. This sport amongst others were quite the phenomenon. 

By the 1880s, most athletic clubs had a football team. Competition was heated and each club vowed to stock its teams with the best players available. Toward this end, some clubs obtained jobs for star players. Others "awarded" expensive trophies or watches to their players, who would in turn pawn their awards, only to receive them again and again after each game they played. A popular practice was to offer double expense money to players for their services. Since football players were supposed to be amateurs, these practices were questioned by the Amateur Athletic Union but for every tactic declared illegal, a new one was developed.
he modern era of American football can be considered to have begun after the 1932 NFL Playoff game,  which was the first indoor championship-game since 1902 and the first American football game to feature hash marks, forward passes anywhere behind the line of scrimmage, and the movement of the goalposts back to the goal line. Other innovations to occur immediately after 1932 were the introduction of the AP Poll in 1934, the tapering of the ends of the football in 1934, the awarding of the first Heisman Trophy in 1935, the first NFL draft in 1936 and the first televised game in 1939. Another important event was the American football game at the 1932 Summer Olympics, which combined with a similar demonstration game at 1933 World's Fair, led to the first College All-Star Game  in 1934, which in turn was an important factor in the growth of professional football in the United States. American football's explosion in popularity during the second half of the 20th century can be traced to the 1958 NFL Championship Game, a contest that has been dubbed the "Greatest Game Ever Played". A rival league to the NFL, the American Football League  (AFL), began play in 1960; the pressure it put on the senior league led to a merger between the two leagues and the creation of the Super Bowl,  which has become the most watched television event in the United States on an annual basis.
ANTHONY PETRUCELLO 1986 Superbowl XXI Giants Signed #86/300 Lithograph - $20K Appraisal Value 
This legendary piece created by Anthony Petruccello captures the New York Giants Superbowl XXI WIN in 1986. 
Not only is this piece beautifully made to embark on a historical moment, it is signed by the following 45 players:
Joe Morris, Harry Carson, Gary Reasons, George Adams, Jim Burt, Tony Galbreath, Bryon Hunt, David Jordan, Lionel Manual, Elvis Patterson,Jeff Rutledge, Perry Williams, Phil Simms, Leonard Marshall, Bart Oates,Raul Alegre, Maurice Carthon, Chris Godfrey, D.Johnson, Terry Kinard,Curtis McGriff, William Roberts, Jerome E. Sally, Mark Bavaro, Phil McConkey, O.J Anderson, Bill Ard, Tyrone Davis, Andy Headon, Brian Johnson, Sean Landeta, Zeke Mowatt, Stacy Robinson, John Washington, Lawrence Taylor, Carl Banks, George Martin, Brad Benson, Eric Dorsey, Kenny Hill, Robby Jones, Greg Lasker, Karl Nelson, Lee Rouson, Herb Welch, and artist Anthony Petruccello.
This item will ship exactly as photographed in Excellent Condition. It also comes with:  
FREE $20,000.00 Certified Insurance Appraisal, &
Certificate of Authenticity!

Appraisal Value: $20,000.00 
Our Price: $6,995.00



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