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    1930 John Heisman Signed Downtown Athletic Club Letter - With Historic Content. Born and raised in the fertile football fields of Ohio and Pennsylvania, John Heisman would come to prominence as a center and tackle for both Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania during the late 19th century when the Ivy League represented the pinnacle of the sport. As his playing days ended, Heisman would begin a three and a half decade career as one of the game's top collegiate coaches, retiring in 1926 to help found the New York Downtown Athletic Club. He would be named its first director in 1930.

    It was during his fifth year of service to the lower Manhattan society that Heisman established the award that would become his legacy.

    Presented here is the letter naming Heisman as the director of the Downtown Athletic Club. Sent on May 16, 1930, the highly significant 8.5x11" artifact was sent by the organization's secretary-treasurer, and accepted with a NM black fountain pen ink signature by Heisman. Exhibiting light toning and wear, this would fit nicely in the nicest of advanced collections, or the College Football Hall of Fame. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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