1962 Touchdown Club Program Signed by Paul Hornung, Lyman Lemnitzer and John Paluck.
Lot 457. 1962 Touchdown Club Program Signed by Paul Hornung, Lyman Lemnitzer and John Paluck. The signatures are on the cover of the program for the Washington, D.C. Club’s 27th Annual Awards Dinner. The Club recognized Hornung as the “Outstanding Professional Football Player of the Year.” A Heisman Trophy winner, Hornung is a member of both the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame. He died last November. Lemnitzer, who signed as “L. L. Lemnitzer,” had a distinguished military career after graduating from West Point in 1920. He achieved the rank of general in the Army and served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 1960-62 and as Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO from 1963-69. He died in 1988. A Pitt graduate, Paluck was a well-regarded defensive lineman for the Washington Redskins. After Washington drafted him in 1956, Paluck spent 1957 and 1958 in the military, returned to D.C. in 1959 and played through 1965, when he was a Pro Bowl selection. He died in 2003. The autographs are mint 9. The bottom of the “g” in Hornung’s signature intersects the helmet of a young football player illustration, and Lemnitzer’s abuts a block of text. The program cover has tears at the bottom; the area behind the signatures has a vg+ to ex appearance. The autographs are strong and display very nicely. Winning Bid $15.