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    1961 Ernie Davis Presentational Game Ball from Syracuse vs. University of Pittsburgh Game. This historic catalog lot was presented to our consignor by the legendary Ernie Davis at the "Syracuse Hotel," after the November 4, 1961 contest between Syracuse and Pittsburgh. Along with Davis' jersey from the game, which is also offered in our November Signature Sports Auction, here we feature a game ball from the Orangemen's 28-9 victory over the Panthers. Amazingly, as can be seen from the presented image of Davis and the boy who originally received the football, it once showcased a perfect signature from the 1961 Heisman winner on one of the panels, but due to heavy usage the ink is unfortunately no longer visible. Still, this is a rare opportunity to obtain a game-used piece from the College Hall of Fame icon. The official "Wilson TD" ball features "Syracuse 28," and the date in orange paint, while "Pittsburgh 9" is presented in navy blue. An amazing collegiate artifact from one of the most notable heroes in all of sports. Letter of provenance from the consignor.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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