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    Circa 1940's Four Horsemen Single Signed Note Cards Display. Sportswriter Grantland Rice penned these famous lines creating football immortality, "Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore their names are Death, Destruction, Pestilence, and Famine. But those are aliases. Their real names are: Stuhldreher, Crowley, Miller and Layden. They formed the crest of the South Bend cyclone before which another fighting Army team was swept over the precipice at the Polo Grounds this afternoon as 55,000 spectators peered down upon the bewildering panorama spread out upon the green plain below." George Strickler, then Knute Rockne's student publicity aide made sure the name stuck. He had pitched the idea out loud at halftime of the Army game in the press box as a tie in to the 1921 Rudolph Valentino movie "The Four Horseman Of The Apocalypse." After the team arrived back in South Bend, he posed the four players, dressed in their uniforms, on the backs of four horses from a livery stable in town. The wire services picked up the now-famous photo, and the legendary status of the Four Horsemen was assured. Offered here is a stunning quartet of index card sized cardboard stock pieces (approximately 3x5") framed and matted with the famed image, signed by Jim Crowley, Elmer Layden, Don Miller and Harry Stuhldreher. Overall condition of the cards is solid, while 8/10 black fountain pen ink is presented on each. Masterfully framed and matted at 35x44", this "Holy Grail" caliber lot will surely be the centerpiece of any Fighting Irish collections. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Third-party shipping required.

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    October, 2011
    23rd Sunday
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