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Offered here is the September 21, 1970, Sports Illustrated recognizing Butkus as the "Most Feared Man in the Game." This coveted cover spot solidified his place among the greats of his era. The magazine itself, a rare find in this condition, has been graded CGC 8.0, with only four copies graded higher.

Butkus' prowess on the field was unmatched. In his nine seasons in the NFL, he earned eight Pro Bowl invitations and was named a first-team All-Pro six times. His peers recognized his exceptional talent by twice awarding him the title of NFL's Defensive Player of the Year. These accolades speak volumes about Butkus' impact on the game.

Dick Butkus will forever be remembered as a man who redefined the linebacker position and instilled fear in the hearts of his opponents. His indomitable spirit and relentless pursuit of greatness serve as a testament to his enduring legacy. The NFL will always cherish the presence of this legendary enforcer, the embodiment of fear on the football field.

Sept. 21, 1970 Sports Illustrated Dick Butkus First NFL Cover ("Most Feared Man in the Game") – CGC 8.0
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