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Jerry Kramer Shares Artifacts with Hall

Jerry Kramer Shares Artifacts with Hall

05/09/2018
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Class of 2018 Enshrinee Jerry Kramer has loaned a significant amount of artifacts from his own personal collection to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

For the next two weeks, fans will have the opportunity to see these artifacts at ProFootballHOF.com and the Hall’s social media channels (@ProFootballHOF). These artifacts, along with other artifacts from the Class of 2018, will be placed on display in the museum in a special exhibit so fans can also see the amazing collection in person.

“I was so thankful and appreciative with my selection to the PFHOF this year. I wanted to give back to the fans whose supported my candidacy with this historic collection of artifacts. I am honored that the Hall will display and preserve the legacy of honoring the heroes of the game,” shared Kramer.

He has loaned the following items:

  1. Jerry Kramer’s Green Bay Packers sideline jacket
  2. (9) Jerry Kramer’s Sandpoint High School track ribbons
  3. (5) Jerry Kramer’s Sandpoint High School track medals
  4. (2) Jerry Kramer’s University of Idaho gold “I” pendants
  5. Commemorative Richard Nixon 1969 Inauguration cufflinks
  6. 1962 NFL Championship Game press pin
  7. Box that held Jerry Kramer’s medals and ribbons
  8. Trophy given to Myrtle Rainey titled “Best Girl Athlete 1928”
  9. Idaho Hall of Fame plaque given to Jerry Kramer
  10. 1968 Outstanding Blocker Award trophy given to Jerry Kramer
  11. Commemorative autographed 1966 Green Bay Packers football
  12. Book titled “Farewell to Football” by Jerry Kramer
  13. Book titled “Instant Replay the Green Bay Diary of Jerry Kramer” by Jerry Kramer and Dick Schaap
  14. Book titled “Lombardi Winning is the only thing” edited by Jerry Kramer

“These great artifacts from Jerry Kramer’s achievements show his commitment to excellence on the football field. We’re honored to be able to preserve them here in Canton, Ohio and share his legacy with football fans everywhere,” said HOF Curator Jason Aikens. 

The former Guard overcame a series of childhood injuries to become an excellence football player at the University of Idaho. He is the first Hall of Famer to attend the University. He will be honored at his Alma Mater this fall for the Ford Hometown Hall of Famer Program. The program will be shown live on the Hall’s Facebook account.

Kramer was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round (39th player overall) of the 1958 NFL Draft. He starred for the Green Bay Packers from 1958 to 1968 playing most of his 11-season career under the direction of Hall of Fame Coach Vince Lombardi. He earned All-NFL acclaim five times (1960, 1962-63, 1966-67) and was voted to three Pro Bowls. Kramer was also named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1960s, the NFL’s 50th Anniversary Team in 1969 and the Super Bowl Silver Anniversary Team.

Due to the quick sellout and great demand for tickets, the Hall of Fame is releasing additional tickets for the previously sold out 2018 Enshrinement Ceremony. Seating options will include general seating and obstructed view.

Additional tickets will be available for purchase starting on Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. ET by going to www.ProFootballHOF.com/tickets
 

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