Sunday, May 12, 2013

Curley Lambeau - Green Bay Packers - custom McFarlane Sportspicks figure

The same customer that ordered the Don Hutson display also ordered a figure of Curley Lambeau from his playing days. 

Curley Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun formed the Green Bay Packers on August 11, 1919, while Lambeau was working as a shipping clerk at the Indian Packing Company. The Packers initially played teams from Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula; however, the success of the team in 1919-20 quickly led to its joining of the American Professional Football Association, with the league changing its name to the National Football League in 1922.

Lambeau played for the Packers from 1919 to 1929. Although Lambeau played halfback, he was both the primary runner and passer, as was common practice during that period. Lambeau threw the Packers' first official pass, first official touchdown pass, and kicked the Packers' first official field goal.

1 comment:

Lee Hillman said...

Jeremy, History is reborn with your figure of Lambeau. Good personality to show uniform and little safety for the players faces. Great job! Lee Hillman