Menu
Welcome Sign-In | Join Now
Sold for Sign-in or Join (free & quick) includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

Description

Circa 1919 George Gipp Signed Photograph. Still considered one of the most versatile athletes to play the game of football, and a figure who carries an almost mythical persona in sports circles, George Gipp is presented on this incredible signed original photograph. There's no need to reiterate the legendary story of how Gipp's head football coach Knute Rockne used his tragic story of his early passing to motivate his Notre Dame squad at the halftime of a 1928 game versus Army at Yankee Stadium, as we're extremely confident that serious vintage signature collectors already know the significance of this lot inside and out. To state that this offering is rare would be quite the understatement. According to the hobby's most influential autograph experts, it's estimated that there are less than ten signed Gipp images in existence. This example consists of perfectly scribed fountain pen ink, and is signed "Gipp," as he was referred to by his Notre Dame University teammates. Admittedly, the 4.5x6.5" photo is missing three small corners, due to its removal from a scrapbook, with the second "P" in "Gipp" being affected ever so slightly by the removal. However, a Gipp signed piece in any condition will surely command significant demand in the circles of the discerning gridiron collectors. Aside from the missing corner pieces, the photo remains extremely clean, with light surface wear on the front and a small portion of scrapbook remnants on the verso. Consigned by the relative of a Notre Dame hockey player and nationally-ranked track star during the Knute Rockne era, we strongly urge any interested parties to bid early and often as it may be many years before a signed Gipp photo appears again at auction. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

Service and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
April, 2011
21st-22nd
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 8
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 5,028

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

Heritage membership

944,907
bidder-members
$885,162,128
sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 

Consignments wanted

Only 18 days left to consign to the 2015 November 5 - 7 Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction - Dallas!

Learn about consigning with us

Very good selection of scarce material as well as some for the average collector.
J.S.,
Rochester, MN
View More Testimonials

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 August 20 - 22 The 1970's Topps PSA Set Registry Collection Catalog Auction - Dallas
2015 August 20 - 22 The 1970's Topps PSA Set Registry Collection Catalog Auction - Dallas
REALIZED SO FAR $1,372,500

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved