Telegram announcing Matson's trade

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.

Matson, Ollie, Rozelle, Pete, Arizona Cardinals St. Louis Rams
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  • olliematson111 - July 16 2013 04:19 PM

    I was at the enshrinement ceremony in 1972 . I remember it like yesterday and really enjoyed it. To look back on my fathers career and see all of his accomplishments is a proud moment for me. Years later my family and friends can look at his life and understand what it means too me and my family. My dad loved the game and trained hard to be ready every year. You knew where to find him every morning at 5:15 on the track. He did this until his health cut his training short. After he could not run he walked, this is why he lived as long as he did. My father truly loved the game and enjoyed sharing it with others.

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  • KUJNE - July 28 2012 03:55 AM

    Wow.. It's so great. and you can visit Thank you!

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  • ollie matson - February 21 2012 02:36 PM

    I was just born when my father was traded for 9 players back in 1958. Ollie Matson was my father. Seeing this just brought back memories given that its is black history month> I respect what he went through in oder to pave the way for all future NFL player that would follow.


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