Y. A. Tittle Autographed San Francisco 49ers Mini Helmet by Riddell.
Lot 482. Y. A. Tittle Autographed San Francisco 49ers Mini Helmet by Riddell. Tittle placed a gem mint 10 signature on the mint helmet and added “HOF ‘71”. After playing quarterback at LSU, Tittle joined the Baltimore Colts of the All-America Football Conference in 1948, and his passing earned him the Rookie of the Year honor from UPI. The Colts joined the NFL in 1950, but folded at the end of the season. From 1951-60, Tittle played for the San Francisco 49ers. In 10 seasons by the Bay, he made the Pro Bowl four times and was a first-team All-Pro in 1957. He was one-quarter of the 49ers’ “Million Dollar Backfield” with Joe Perry, John Henry Johnson and Hugh McElhenny. Traded to the New York Giants in 1961, Tittle had three All-Pro and Pro Bowl seasons and then retired after the 1964 season. When he retired, he led the NFL in seven categories, including career passing yards and touchdowns and in total offense. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971. He died in 2017. Winning Bid $30.