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    1931 Knute Rockne Memorial Game Player's Armband and Rockne's Personal Planner. While traveling on March 31, 1931 to the production of famed football film, "The Spirit of Notre Dame," one of the wings from the airplane that carried the legendary Knute Rockne separated in flight and crashed into a wheat field near Bazaar, Kansas. The horrible event, which killed Rockne and seven other was called "a national loss," by president Herbert Hoover, and this catalog listing is a superb representation of arguably the most notable coach in colligate football history. Headlining the unique collection is an original armband that every Flighting Irish team member wore on September 26, 1931, during the "Rockne Memorial Game." The 3.75x6.75" historic artifact is complete, with a small amount of glue anchoring the original strap on the back to the arm band body. Also included is Rockne's 5x7" leather planner, which was obtained from a large collection of Fighting Irish memorabilia from the Midwest. It has "KKR" imprinted in gold on the cover and exhibits nice use. Rounding out this significant offering is a vintage Notre Dame letterman's patch, which measures at 6x6.5". A perfect trio for any discerning Notre Dame collector with a keen eye for important gridiron artifacts.

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    November, 2011
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
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