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:
Lee Roy Selmon's Defensive Lineman of the Year plaque
Curt Warner's jersey
Bob Waterfield's jersey
Steve Myhra's shoe
Tom Brady's draft card
Sonny Jurgensen's jersey
Super Bowl XXI game used football
Ben Roethlisberger's draft card
Boomer Esiason's jersey
Tim Brown's rookie jersey
Johnny Unitas' thigh pad
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
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Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon was one of the most dominant defensive ends during the late '70s and early '80s. This memento from the Hall's archives paid tribute to his performance in 1980.