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!
Other Hidden Treasures:
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
Every piece that is collected by the Hall of Fame has its own unique story. Check out the details about this week's featured artifact.
HOF Mail Bag - Paul Hornung
Paul Hornung answered emails sent in over the past week. He is one few individuals to win the Heismann Trophy and also be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.