Pete Retzlaff Philadelphia Eagles Signed "Gridiron Greats" Envelope Postmarked June 10, 1987 (PSA)
Pete Retzlaff Philadelphia Eagles Signed "Gridiron Greats" Envelope Postmarked June 10, 1987 (PSA)

Pete Retzlaff Philadelphia Eagles Signed "Gridiron Greats" Envelope Postmarked June 10, 1987 (PSA)

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This is a Pete Retzlaff Philadelphia Eagles Signed "Gridiron Greats" Envelope Postmarked June 10, 1987 (PSA)

The Envelope is dated June 10, 1987 and is hand-signed by Pete Retzlaff of the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Pete Retzlaff autograph includes an official PSA/DNA hologram and matching COA for authenticity purposes.

Your First Day Cover Envelope will come in a 5 x 7 Photo Sleeve in an 5x7 Topload Holder. Palmer Edward Retzlaff known as Pete Retzlaff and nicknamed "Pistol Pete" and "The Baron", was a professional football player and general manager.

Retzlaff was selected in the 1953 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions of the National Football League but he did not make the team. After two years in the U.S. Army he was sold to the Philadelphia Eagles, where he played running back, wide receiver and tight end for 11 seasons. In 1958, despite having never caught a pass in college, he led the NFL with 56 pass receptions. He went to the Pro Bowl five times, and he won the Bert Bell Award for NFL player of the year in 1965, when he caught 66 passes including ten touchdowns. He was president of the NFL Players Association. In 2005, he was named to the Professional Football Researchers Association Hall of Very Good in the association's third HOVG class.

From 1969 to 1972, he was the Eagles' vice president and general manager. In 1973 and 1974, he worked as a color analyst for NFL coverage on CBS television.

Retzlaff's number 44 jersey has been retired by the Eagles.

Retzlaff died on April 10, 2020, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, at the age of 88.

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