Sunday, September 8, 2013

Football Legends Hallmark Ornaments

Football Legends Hallmark Series Page

Are you ready for some football? It’s the first weekend for pro football and I hope your favorite team did well.

The Hallmark ornaments series Football Legends started in 1995 and has produced many favorites to hang on your tree. The Hallmark ornament series started with NFL great, Joe Montana from the San Francisco Forty-Niners and then decided to produce a limited piece of Joe Montana in a Kansas City Chiefs uniform since he had recently traded teams. Word was the Hallmark thought only people in Kansas City would be interested in such a piece so very few were made. In reality, many Joe Montana fans wanted the ornament in both varieties and the search was on.

This Hallmark ornament series in heavily slanted toward the quarterback position with 14 of the 19 being NFL quarterbacks. An early variation was Emmitt Smith from the Dallas Cowboys which has been a popular piece on the secondary market. He also went on to win a stint on “Dancing with the Stars”. Last year’s Hallmark ornament in the series was Michael Oher which people also know from the hit movie about his life called “The Blind Side” .

Several of the ornaments have been done in more than one uniform similar to the original Joe Montana. Peyton Manning was done in both the home and away jersey for the Indianapolis Colts and now plays for the Denver Broncos. Ben Roethlisberger was produced as a special edition Hallmark Ornament in 2009 where Hallmark simply added a Super Bowl patch to the uniform of the original 2007 ornament. The great Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamalu possibly known as much for his hair as football was also done in home and away jerseys as well.

The Hallmark ornaments in this series have had many extras as well as the series pieces. Steve Young of the 49ers was the first extra which appeared in 2001, along with Brett Favre who finally retired after changing his mind for several years.

This year in 2013, Hallmark ornaments has devoted 7 ornaments in the line to the NFL. Along with the series piece, Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints, they have Joe Theisman, James Harrison, and 2 each of Marcus Allen and Shannon Sharpe. Enjoy the season. Shop The Ornament Shop for all you Hallmark Christmas Ornaments.

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