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    1920's Knute Rockne Hand Written Plays on Personal Stationery Including Passing Play. Knute Rockne was an innovator of the highest order during his days leading Notre Dame. No other coach can match Rockne's winning percentage. But his contributions to the game are so much more than wins and losses. Rockne was instrumental in incorporating the pass into football. Before the mastermind assumed the role of coach, teams would run, run and run some more. Rockne helped work passing into the equation. These three handwritten plays are executed on a sheet of "The Lincoln" (Nebraska) stationery (6x9"). Upon close inspection, Rockne's "R" matches up perfectly to the standard formation of his autograph. There are fold marks, but the content is historic. Each play includes a diagram and notes in Rockne's hand to describe the action. We have seen Pop Warner and Lombardi written plays, playbooks from such icons as Walsh, Gillman and Ditka, but this on of the only play sheets we have encountered from the hand of Notre Dame's favorite son. The play originated from Rockne's granddaughter Bonnie Smith. Letter of provenance from Bonnie Smith (Rockne's granddaughter). Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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