The Perfect Autographed Collectible for the Football Fanatic
Norwalk, CT. Easton Press. 2004. First. Fine leather bound, all edge gilt, hubbed spine, silk moire end leaves, with satin ribbon page marker. Personally signed by Paul Hornung on a special dedication page. Includes original collector notes from Easton Press. No. 834 of only 1,500 signed and numbered copies. A luxurious leather bound heirloom for the football fan and enthusiast.
Autobiography of Paul Hornung, the "Golden Boy" who won the Heisman Trophy, & was elected to the NFL Football Hall of Fame.
Paul Hornung was football’s “golden boy”—handsome, talented, and fabulously successful. He had a great career at Notre Dame, where he won the Heisman Trophy, was the number one draft pick in the NFL, and went on to the Green Bay Packers, a terrible team soon to be transformed by the new head coach, Vince Lombardi. Hornung’s Packer teams would become a dynasty, and ten of his teammates (as well as Lombardi) would eventually join him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Hornung led the NFL in scoring from 1959 to 1961, setting a single-season scoring record in 1960, and was named Player of the Year in 1960 and 1961.
Hornung always loved the good life. He had girlfriends across the country and was a regular at Toots Shor’s in Manhattan and at clubs in Chicago and Los Angeles. A frustrated Lombardi once asked him whether he wanted to be a player or a playboy, and his teammates joked about his Hollywood ambitions. But the good life came at a price for Hornung, whose gambling cost him a year’s suspension from the NFL in 1963.
On the playing field, Hornung and his Packer teammates made football history, and he has great stories to tell about them and about some of their biggest games together. Golden Boy is a must-read for football fans, a colorful, candid slice of pigskin history from one of the game’s immortal legends.