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    1899 Amos Alonzo Stagg Chicago Maroons vs. Brown University Official Passes Lot of 2. One of the most significant of the early football pioneers, Amos Alonzo Stagg helped shape basketball and football in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The football great is one of the only men in both the College Football and Basketball Hall of Fames. This 7.5" official ribbon was issued to the football coach for an 1899 game against Brown November 30, 1899. "Chicago Brown Official Thanksgiving Day 1899" is in gold and tassels are found on the bottom of the ribbon. The pinback is still present. Also included is a generic "Official" 5.5" ribbon which we are unable to attribute to a specific event.

    More Information: This lot was consigned by Charlie Richesin, who was the head track coach at University of Pacific in Stockton, California. Stagg retired there and used to run around the track at the University while Charlie was coaching. They got to talking and eventually he took Stagg on as an assistant coach for the track team (to help "motivate the boys.") One day, Mr. Stagg and his wife had a meeting with Charlie and Stagg brought a cigar box into the office and showed him a bunch of medals and ribbons. He gave the box to Charlie and he has kept it since.


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    February, 2021
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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