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    1979 Cotton Bowl Signed Football with Joe Montana One of the last autographs ever signed by this Hall of Fame quarterback as a member of the Notre Dame Fightin' Irish. This beautifully painted football, commemorating the most famous Cotton Bowl in history and one of the best college football games ever played, features well over fifty autographs from members of both the Notre Dame and Houston team, most notably a 6/10 signature from Mr. Montana himself. Who could forget the incredible comeback he orchestrated in his final collegiate game? After missing the first two offensive series of the second half to hypothermia, Montana battled below zero wind chill conditions and the opposition to salvage a win for Notre Dame from the abyss of a 34-12 deficit with just 7:37 remaining in the game. A star was born that day, and this rare and beautiful piece serves to properly honor this gridiron legend's finest NCAA moment. After not being drafted until the 82nd pick in the 1979 NFL Draft, Joe "Cool" would go on to lead the 49ers to four Super Bowl victories, personally capturing the Super Bowl MVP Award a record three times. The three white panels of the football exhibit significant crazing, but the autographs are not adversely affected by this, and range from 3/10 to 9/10, with most on the higher end of the scale. LOAs from James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA and Mike Gutierrez/MGA.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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