Cleveland Browns Football Company oversized check, 8.5 x 3.5, filled out in type and made payable to Ernest R. Davis for $210, February 18, 1963, endorsed on the reverse in black ballpoint, "Ernie Davis." Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication and grading holder, evaluating the autograph as "Mint 9." In fine condition, with cancellation punch holes not affecting the signature. Davis was drafted with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1962 NFL draft and immediately traded to the Cleveland Browns, signing a three-year contract for $200,000 in late December 1961. Three months after endorsing this check, Davis succumbed to leukemia at the of age 23. The first signed check from Davis that we have ever offered.
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