Autograph of Jack Torrance – Shot Put Record Holder and NFL Football Champion.
Lot 647. Autograph of Jack Torrance – Shot Put Record Holder and NFL Football Champion. From 1932 until the 1936 Olympics, Torrance was the world’s best shot putter. He was the AAU champion from 1933-35, and the NCAA champion in 1933-34 while he was a student at Louisiana State. He won the AAU indoor competition in 1935. In 1934, he set world record of 17.40 meters, which stood until 1948. Unfortunately, at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, he finished fifth in the event. In 1939 and 1940, he played tackle for the Chicago Bears. His contribution to the team’s 1940 NFL championship was recognized with selection for the Pro Bowl. Torrance died in 1969. In 2015, he was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. His signature in pencil is large, bold, scarce and gem mint 10 on an autograph album page. Winning Bid $20.