6 Different 1935 Wheaties All-Americans of 1934 – One-Half of the Set with Don Hutson.
Lot 10. 6 Different 1935 Wheaties All-Americans of 1934 – One-Half of the Set with Don Hutson. These fancy-frame cards were cut from the backs of Wheaties cereal boxes. The Hutson card is the key to this set. After starring as an end at the University of Alabama, he had an 11-season Hall of Fame career with Green Bay, helping the Packers to win three NFL championships and leading the league in receptions eight times, in receiving yards seven times and in receiving touchdowns nine times. And playing both offense and defense, he led the NFL in interceptions in 1940. Of course, he made “The Sporting News” list of Football’s 100 Greatest Players – coming in at No. 6. With the fancy frame, these cards measure about 6” x 6.5”. The Hutson card retains the inner frame and is 5 5/8” x 6”. As neatly cut from the box, it is free of creases and grades vg+ to ex. Two of the five other players were Hutson’s teammates at Alabama. The list follows; all grades represent the card as cut from the box: Millard “Dixie” Howell, the second most important card in the set, 5.5” x 6.25”, tiny pin hole at the top, otherwise vg. Howell was an All-American halfback at Alabama. He played one season for the Washington Redskins, spent eight seasons in minor league baseball and coached both. He is mentioned in popular culture, including the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” and in Randy Newman’s song “My Daddy Knew Dixie Howell.” He is in the College Football Hall of Fame. Also representing Alabama – tackle Bill Lee, 6” x 6.5”, vg with the full fancy frame that has a chip in the upper right corner and small tears in both upper corners; within the inner frame, the card is free of defects. In the NFL, Lee played for the Brooklyn Dodgers and was Hutson’s teammate on the Packers’ 1939 championship team. He was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1930s. George Maddox, 5.5” x 6.25” with the inside frame present. A tackle, Maddox was the captain of Kansas State’s 1934 team, and he played for the Green Bay Packers in 1935. He is in the K-State Athletics Hall of Fame. The card has a barely noticeable pin hole at the top and two tiny pin holes at the bottom; otherwise, vg+. J. Regis Monahan, 5 3/8” x 5 7/8” with the inside frame, vg-ex. A guard at Ohio State, he played for the Detroit Lions for four years, including the 1935 NFL championship season, and also appeared in two games for the Chicago Cardinals. And John Robinson, no frame, trimmed to 5” x 5 3/8”, two pin holes, p-f. Robinson was the center for the 1934 Notre Dame team, which was coached by Elmer Layden. Winning Bid $433.