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Knute Rockne Display With (2) Signed 1930 Letters on Notre Dame Stationery - Full JSA

Lot Number 536

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Setting the coaching standard to which all others pale in comparison, Notre Dame legend Knute Rockne emigrated from Norway and made football his own. While he is not credited with inventing the forward pass, he popularized it like no other mentor, using it and the novel “T-formation” to produce a 105-12-5 record and four National Championships. As a result of the 1931 plane crash that took his life at the age of 43, Rockne scriptings are as rare as his coaching achievements. With immeasurable pride, we offer this display showcasing (2) Rockne signatures from just before his untimely death. Matted to 27-1/8 x 17-1/2”, two 8-1/2 x 11” sheets of vintage “University of Notre Dame” stationery are adhered to a cardboard backing and flank a colorful likeness of Rockne. Respectively dated “October 14, 1930” and “October 29, 1930,” both typewritten correspondence pieces were composed by Rockne in his capacity as Director of Athletics. At the conclusion of each, Rockne has signed in black-ink steel tip fountain pen. While the letters themselves are affected by edge fissures and minor paper loss, the signatures are complete and near flawless, projecting (“8-9”) and (“9”) potency, respectively. Full photo LOA from JSA. This item has a reserve (estimated value: $2500-$5000).

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