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    1931-53 Glenn Pop Warner Signed Photographs and Handwritten Documents Lot of 27. It would be scary to imagine what the game of football would be like without the innovations of gridiron legend Glenn Scobey Warner. Better known as "Pop," throughout the sporting world, which includes the popular youth football organization he helped start, Warner invented the screen pass, spiral punt, single and double-wing formations, the use of shoulder and thigh pads, and more.

    Jim Thorpe's head coach in the early 1900's with the Carlisle Indians, head coach of three national championships with the Pittsburgh Panthers (1915, 1916, 1918) and another with Stanford in 1926, Pop Warner was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951.

    One of the most historic football collections we have ever offered, here we present a 27-piece lot, featuring signed photographs and handwritten documents from the legendary Pop Warner. Originally obtained from the collection of Warner's close associate and protege B.C. Graves (first football coach at Sul Ross University), this intriguing collection includes the following: one personalized and signed 8x10" photograph (full name) ; one signed 6.25x9.25" photograph (full name, unpersonalized); 19 handwritten, signed letters (signed "Pop", majority presented on personal stationery); three handwritten, signed letters (signed Glenn S. Warner, two on personal stationery, the other on Temple University letterhead) and three handwritten, unsigned letters. Filled with countless handwritten plays and in-depth information from the gridiron, the majority measure at 8.5x11", while condition averages solid quality (five of the letters appearing extremely distorted from the fountain pen ink soaking through the paper). Also included are dozens of handwritten plays, letters and correspondence in the hand of B.C. Graves.

    An unbelievable collection of ephemera from one of the nation's most influential football pioneers.

    Note: Please check our online listing for detailed notes about each letter in the collection. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.


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    October, 2012
    25th-27th Thursday-Saturday
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