This is the first Packers superfan story I’ve done in awhile. I decided early on that I was going to make this a rather exclusive club. If anyone deserves to be the next inductee, it’s Glen Christensen. Glen, who lives in Grapevine Texas, has put together the most amazing collection of Packers memorabilia and collectibles you’re like to see anywhere outside of the Packers Hall of Fame.
How about a life size Bart Starr replica statue? A bench from the Packers sideline in the 1960′s? An action photo of Curly Lambeau from 1921? He has them all and much, much more. You can view many of them at his new website, UltimatePackerCollection.com.
Here is Glen’s story:
When did you first become a Packers fan and what is the background story behind it?
I was born in Green Bayat St.VincentsHospitaland grew up just blocks from Lambeau Field where my Grandparents had a neighborhood store on 9th Street. I literally have been a fan my entire life. My Green and Gold blood comes from my mom and dad. My mom was the first majorette with the Green Bay Packer Lumberjack Band from 1940-1944. She was hired by Curley Lambeau and Wilner Burke after seeing her twirl at halftime at aGreen BayEastHigh School game. My Dad sold cars for Don Hutson and he had a lot of great stories to tell about that as well. It seems my dad had an uncanny likeness to Hutson so Don would send him out to the lot some times to fool prospective customers that they were meeting the great Don Hutson. My Dad also worked as an artist for Romo display and was involved in the “G” decal design for the helmets. Growing up I remember having brown paper packages in my Dads cabinets that were full of the helmet “G’s” …… I also remember decorating my bikes with them, folders, etc. Oh how I wish I had those original, vintage helmet decals today!
What are some of your earliest memories of the Green Bay Packers?