First year head coach George Allen took over the Los Angeles Rams in 1966, and put an end to a long string of losing seasons. During Allen's five years at the helm in LA, the Rams had winning records every season, including two first place finishes. A big part of the success, was the "Fearsome Foursome" defensive line unit of "Deacon" Jones, Merlin Olsen, Lamar Lundy, and "Rosey" Grier, who have all contributed autographs to the offered 1966 Rams team-signed football. Constructed with two white panels and two brown panels, this NFL Pro Special ball hosts a total of (57) autographs, which range ("7" to "9") in potency, including (5) Hall of Famers. All autographs are located on the two white panels, with one panel presenting as bright white, while the other is moderately toned.
Featured signers are:
White panel: Dennis Murphy, Ted Karras, Marlin McKeever, Dave Pivec, Doug Woodlief, Don McIlhenny, Tom Mack (HOF), Hank Gremminger, Tom Moore, "Buddy" Pope, Dan Currie, Bill Munson, Tommy McDonald (HOF), Kelton Winston, Joe Wendyhoski, Henry Dyer, Maxie Baughan, Gregg Schumacher, Steve Heckard, Les Josephson, Bill Anderson, Jim Stiger, Jon Kilgore, David Ray, Cliff Livingston, George Burman, Bruce Anderson, Mike Capshaw, Charlie Cowan, Eli Smith, and (2) undetermined;
Toned panel: Ken Iman, Bill George (HOF), Claude Crabb, Clancy Williams, Jack Pardee, "Deacon" Jones (HOF), Ed Meador, Roman Gabriel, Jack Snow, Ben Wilson, "Rosey" Grier, Chuck Lamson, Irv Cross, Bob Nichols, Billy Truax, Joe Scibelli, Dick Bass, Merlin Olsen (HOF), Joe Carollo, Bruce Gossett, Myron Pottios, Lamar Lundy, and (3) undetermined. Auction LOA from JSA.