The Pro Football Hall of Fame's archives is home to the vast majority of the museum’s collection with approximately 90 percent of the mementos housed in this area.
"The archives is actually the ideal place for these items from a preservation aspect," commented Jason Aikens, the Hall’s collections curator. "In reality, the best thing for our mementos is for them not to see the light of day. But, nobody learns anything from them unless we share them with the public."
So, visit Profootballhof.com each Wednesday to view a new featured piece from our archives in Canton!
|Legendary quarterback Johnny Unitas wore this thigh pad during the 1973 season with the San Diego Chargers. The long-time Baltimore Colts quarterback concluded his brilliant career that season in San Diego. Unitas was a six-time All-Pro, selected to 10 Pro Bowls, and was voted league MVP by various outlets in 1957, 1959, 1964, and 1967.
Tim Brown's rookie jersey
Bruce Smith's shoulder pads
Mercury Morris' jersey
John Brodie's jersey
Floyd Little's jersey
Lou Groza's helmet
Forrest Gregg's jersey
Terry Bradshaw's shoes
Steve McNair's Super Bowl jersey
Doug Williams' helmet
Michael Vick's shoes
Canton Bulldogs warm-up jacket
Peyton Manning's rookie jersey
Doak Walker's sideline jacket
Bill Belichick's coaching jacket
Hank Stram letter to George Allen
Heating coil from Lambeau Field
Early 1900's nose guard
Joe Greene's Helmet