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legalass
01-16-2012, 10:05 PM
My great uncle, Butch Gibson, played for the Giants from 1930 to 1935. I've always been a fan (which isn't easy when you live in Dallas!) and want to get a jersey with his number on it. The problem is, I can't find his number anywhere in my research. Did they even HAVE numbers back then? Any ideas where else I could search? HELP! and GO BIG BLUE!!

Voldamort
01-16-2012, 10:11 PM
look on the history roster of the team,on the giants website or email the giants or twitter and ask pat hanlon

fourth&forever
01-16-2012, 10:27 PM
He played guard beside Mel Hein. Thats cool man.
www.pro-football-reference.com doesn't begin recording numbers until 1950. Wonder if they did wear #'s in 1934.

legalass
01-16-2012, 10:28 PM
Tried the history rosters - no luck. But will e-mailo Pat Hanlon. Thanks!

SEC105
01-16-2012, 10:30 PM
My great uncle, Butch Gibson, played for the Giants from 1930 to 1935. I've always been a fan (which isn't easy when you live in Dallas!) and want to get a jersey with his number on it. The problem is, I can't find his number anywhere in my research. Did they even HAVE numbers back then? Any ideas where else I could search? HELP! and GO BIG BLUE!!</P>


I think this is him....will do some more research in the next few days...same number as Phil</P>


http://cantonmckinley.com/virtualhof/albums/userpics/10003/thumb_DenverButchGibson2.jpg</P>

fourth&forever
01-16-2012, 10:33 PM
Well they did have numbers then. This pic is from the "sneakers game" in '34.
http://image.wetpaint.com/image/1/mN0WnCAH77RRIuagoJgWFw23670/GW350H200

SEC105
01-16-2012, 10:41 PM
Well they did have numbers then. This pic is from the "sneakers game" in '34. http://image.wetpaint.com/image/1/mN0WnCAH77RRIuagoJgWFw23670/GW350H200</P>


Good call F and F....they were wearing numbers when Butch played</P>

legalass
01-16-2012, 10:42 PM
I found an old pic of him, but he was just wearing a dark t-shirt. I'm beginning to think they didn't have numbers. FYI - His brother, my grandfather, had a heart attack and died while watching the Giants back in 1970. When I say we bleed blue, WE BLEED BLUE!!

fourth&forever
01-16-2012, 10:42 PM
Well they did have numbers then. This pic is from the "sneakers game" in '34. http://image.wetpaint.com/image/1/mN0WnCAH77RRIuagoJgWFw23670/GW350H200</P>


Good call F and F....they were wearing numbers when Butch played</P>
I see an "11" in this picture too.

legalass
01-16-2012, 10:55 PM
Thanks! Ya'll are the greatest. Can't wait to wear my new jersey on Super Bowl Sunday when I watch them earn another ring!!