Pro Football Hall of Famers, collegiate stars, sportscasters, and even a governor, joined officials of the Maxwell Club for the Thirty-First Annual Gridiron Dinner, held at the Sheraton Hotel Philadelphia on 1/22/68. For their outstanding play in 1967, Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas received the Bert Bell Award, UCLA Bruins quarterback Gary Beban won the Maxwell Award, and Philadelphia Eagles center Jim Ringo earned the Distinguished Service award. These honorees and others have signed the offered 1968 Maxwell Club Gridiron Dinner program and ticket stub pairing. A total of (18) signatures decorate the two event keepsakes with ("8" to "10") strength. Full LOA from PSA.
Featured signers are:
Program (13) signatures: Les Keiter (WFIL Radio Sports Director), Chuck Bednarik (HOF), Ray Shafer (Governor of Pennsylvania), Gary Beban, John A. Gersbach (Maxwell Club member), Tommy Protho (X2, head coach UCLA), Jim Ringo (HOF), Frank Beban (Gary's dad), Johnny Unitas (HOF), John Orsi (Maxwell Club VP), Kay Orsi (John's wife), Jo Elverson (believed to be the wife of Maxwell Club President Lewis Elverson);
Ticket Stub (5) signatures: front: Gary Beban, Johnny Unitas; and back: Chuck Bednarik, Les Keiter, Jim Ringo.