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    1936 John Heisman Signed Letter - From Last Year of His Life. Born and raised in the fertile football fields of Ohio and Pennsylvania, John Heisman would come to prominence as a center and tackle for both Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania during the late 19th century when the Ivy League represented the pinnacle of the sport. As his playing days ended, Heisman would begin a three and a half decade career as one of the game's top collegiate coaches, retiring in 1926 to help found the New York Downtown Athletic Club. He would be named its first director in 1930.

    Presented here is a highly significant piece of Downtown Athletic Club letterhead (7.25x10.5") that was signed by Heisman in NM ink, while the letter itself announces a leave of absence that he requested during the last year of his life.

    Exhibiting a light tear on the left edge, and missing its bottom right corner, the letter exhibits overall solid eye appeal. Full LOA from SGC Authentic.


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