HOF Spotlight: Guy Chamberlin

Name: Guy Chamberlin
Position: End, Coach
Pro Career: 1919 – 1928
Team Affiliation(s): Canton Bulldogs, Chicago Staleys, Cleveland Bulldogs, Frankford Yellow Jackets, Chicago Cardinals
College: Nebraska
Induction Class: 1965

Brief Bio: In an era when the only statistic that mattered was wins and losses, Guy Chamberlain was truly successful. Heavily recruited by legend Jim Thorpe, Chamberlain joined the pre-NFL Canton Bulldogs and became a star at the end position and proved to be a versatile 60-minute player, excelling on both offense and defense. Chamberlain also served as a coach for several season, posting a 58-16-7 record. His impressive .759 winning percentage is still amongst the best of coaches have at least 50 victories. Chamberlain helped lead Canton to undefeated seasons in 1922 and 1923, becoming the first two-time champion of the young league. Chamberlin won two more championships in 1924 with the Cleveland Bulldogs and 1926 with the Frankford Yellow Jackets.

Career Stats: 92 games played; 3 rushing TDs; 8 receiving TDs; 3 interception TDs; 1 fumble recovery TD; 58-16-7 coaching record

Featured Card: 2000 Nebraska All-Time Greats #T12. Another legendary player from the 1920s, we again must look to a more modern set for an example of a Chamberlin card. Here we have a college team specific set, but it is in the style of the legendary 1933 Sport Kings set. Trivial Beckett value is $1. Chamberlin cards on eBay generally fall into the $1-5 range. Common cards from HOF or retired player-themed sets usually do not run the risk of forgery, so price can be your main purchase criteria in this case. Look for sellers who offer free shipping or will be willing to give you a discount if you purchase several low-end cards at the same time.

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