The Cleveland Browns were one of the most successful teams in football since their 1946 establishment. The Browns’ early history is surrounded by continuous winning – from 1950 to 1958 the franchise made eight playoff appearances in the span of nine seasons. The ‘50s and early-1960s was when the Browns peaked as an NFL powerhouse. Cleveland won NFL Championships in 1950, 1954, 1955 and 1964 – the ’64 title was won while the legendary Jim Brown ran the fields for the team.
The Browns drafted Otto Graham in 1944 and hoped that the quarterback would triumph for them. Graham did just that and he led the Browns to three NFL championships during the ‘50s. Graham was a five-time Pro Bowler and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965. The Browns have also honored him as one of the best players in franchise history by retiring his No. 14 jersey.
After Graham retired, the Browns struggled to find another superstar to fill the void he left behind. Cleveland struck gold in the 1957 draft when it took Jim Brown out of Syracuse University. Brown took the league by storm and brought the franchise back to relevance. In his nine years with the Cleveland, Brown made the Pro Bowl ever season and led the league in rushing eight times. Brown also played a vital role in the Browns’ run to the 1964 NFL Championship – the last title the franchise has won. Brown is considered to be one of the greatest players of all time and the franchise retired his No. 32 jersey in his honor.
Championship runs stopped after Jim Brown retired, but the Browns remained playoff contenders during the 1980s under the helm of quarterback Bernie Kosar. Kosar is widely regarded as one of the top quarterbacks in franchise history because he threw for over 23,000 yards and 124 touchdowns in his career.
The Cleveland Browns franchise is in a full revamp mode in hopes to return to its historical winning ways. The Browns have added elite, young talent in the last few years that will come together to form a great team in the years to come. With young players like Joe Haden, Johnny Manziel, Justin Gilbert, Josh Gordon and Travis Benjamin, the Browns are a competitive team in the works with a very bright future. Add value to your sports collection with a unique piece of Cleveland Browns memorabilia or complete your collection dedicated to the Browns with all of the franchise stars from yesterday and today.
- Jim Brown Autographed Footballs: Widely regarded as the best running back of all time, Jim Brown created havoc for opposing defenses consistently throughout his nine-year career. Brown made the Pro Bowl every year during his time in Cleveland and was the anchor on the 1964 NFL Championship team, which also happens to be the last championship that the franchise has won. As the best player in the Browns team history, Jim Brown memorabilia is very valuable and highly sought after. With a Jim Brown signed football, die-hard Browns fans can commemorate the career of the legendary player while also paying tribute to the 1964 championship team, while collectors can invest in a piece that will continually rise in value. As an icon of the sport, there’s no better addition to a collection than a Jim Brown autographed football.
- Johnny Manziel Signed Jerseys: The Cleveland Browns have pegged Johnny Manziel as the next face of their franchise. They drafted the Texas A&M quarterback with the 22nd pick in the 2014 NFL Draft with hopes that he could duplicate his college success while in the pros. Manziel enjoyed a vast amount of success while in college, winning the 2012 Heisman Trophy after registering one of the best seasons by a collegiate quarterback ever. With an autographed Johnny Manziel jersey, Cleveland Browns fans can invest in the bright future of the young star. Being a new, upcoming star in the NFL, no fan or collector can go wrong with a signed Johnny Manziel jersey that represents the biggest hype of the 2014 NFL draft and the future of football.
- Bernie Kosar Autographed Photos: Bernie Kosar is one of the best quarterbacks in Cleveland Browns history. The University of Miami product played nine seasons for the Browns and threw 124 touchdowns and over 23,000 yards. Cleveland enjoyed some of its most successful years while Kosar led the team and since parting ways the team has failed to find a passer that regularly led them to the playoffs. A signed Bernie Kosar photo is a piece of Cleveland history that should be preserved within a Browns collection. Capture some of the greatest moments from the Browns icon’s career with a Bernie Kosar signed photo of the quarterback dropping back for a touchdown pass or running the field.
- Justin Gilbert Signed Football: The Browns drafted Justin Gilbert with the eighth overall pick in the 2014 draft in order to team him up with shutdown cornerback, Joe Haden. With high hopes that a tandem of Gilbert and Haden will be a driving force against opposing offenses for years to come, Justin Gilbert memorabilia is an investment in the future of the Browns. The speedy cornerback out of Oklahoma State was a unanimous All-American in 2013 after earning All-Big 12 honors after the 2012 season, so he is sure to have a bright future in the NFL. Investing in Justin Gilbert memorabilia now can prove to be a great move if the talented defender lives up to his billing. Add a unique Justin Gilbert signed football to your collection and show dedication to the Cleveland Browns.
- Joe Haden Memorabilia: Joe Haden is one of the most premier cornerbacks in the NFL and a standout player for the Browns. The Cleveland Browns drafted Haden out of the University of Florida with their first round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Haden has made tremendous strides in his game since joining the Browns and is coming off his best season as a pro. During 2013, Haden recorded 54 total tackles, forced three fumbles and intercepted four passes, which earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl. As one of the elite, young athletes in the game, investing in signed Joe Haden memorabilia is a smart move since his autograph is expected to consistently rise in value. Honor this young NFL sensation’s contributions to the Browns and show your support with Joe Haden memorabilia to add to your sports room or collection.