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    1961 Ernie Davis Liberty Bowl Most Valuable Player Trophy. The life of sports figure Ernie Davis was portrayed in the 2008 major motion picture "The Express," and captured the hearts of moviegoers everywhere, by depicting his extraordinary football career and his tragic ending at the hands of leukemia.

    Presented here is the actual trophy Davis won after he was named Most Valuable Player of the Liberty Bowl, and which eventually proved to be the first of two historic trophies he would win in 1961, when he also became the first African American to win the Heisman.

    Originally obtained from the family of Ernie Davis, this gorgeous trophy, features a terrific rendering of Philadelphia's Liberty Bell, and measures at 8" in height. "Ernie R. Davis" is engraved on a 3" metal plaque, which is affixed to the base of this highly significant piece. Moderate wear is exhibited on the wooden base, but the overall eye appeal of this award presents fabulously.

    An MVP trophy from a major bowl game is impressive in itself, but an example possessing this kind of historical significance, and provenance, is unheard of. Item is accompanied with a notarized LOA from the dealer who purchased the trophy from the family of Ernie Davis.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $6,000 - up.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2010
    22nd-23rd Thursday-Friday
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