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Telegram announcing Matson's trade

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This is the telegram sent by the Los Angeles Rams to the National Football League office on Feb. 28, 1959 announcing the trade of nine players to the Chicago Cardinals in exchange for Hall of Fame halfback Ollie Matson.

The deal was orchestrated by the Rams’ general Manager and future NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle.
 

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