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    1959 The Four Horsemen of Notre Dame Signed Book with Extras.

    UPDATE: We have been contacted by an expert in the field who has provided the following assistance. The O'Brien signature is actually that of actor Pat O'Brien, who played Knute Rockne in the film, "Knute Rockne, All-American." The other signature is that of James Peterson, author of the book on offer.

    Known for his rather unique style of writing was Grantland Rice. During the time college football ruled the sports headlines, the famous scribe pegged Notre Dame's stout lineup of talent of Harry Stuhldreher, Jim Crowley, Don Miller and Elmer Layden as The Four Horsemen. While nicknames have been bestowed upon generations of athletes, none have quite the same fervor as The Four Horsemen. Notre Dame capitalized on the success of Rice's astute observation by having each player saddle up to a horse for a photo which has transcended time. Following their successful gridiron careers, each became a coach.

    Produced in 1959 was this The Four Horsemen of Notre Dame hardcover book which described the plight of each of Knute Rockne's superstars. The half-title and facing flyleaf pages of this vintage publication are signed by each of the Four Horsemen -- Miller, Crowley, Layden and Stuhldreher. Also signed by "The Fifth Horsemen" Phil O'Brien, and one other. Each of the vintage autographs appears in bold, ballpoint ink and grades 9.5/10 in strength. Four are inscribed to "Catherine." Minor wear on the cover. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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