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    Four Horseman Of Notre Dame Signed Index Cards And Photo. Sportswriter Grantland Rice penned these famous lines creating football immortality, "Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore their names are Death, Destruction, Pestilence, and Famine. But those are aliases. Their real names are: Stuhldreher, Crowley, Miller and Layden. They formed the crest of the South Bend cyclone before which another fighting Army team was swept over the precipice at the Polo Grounds this afternoon as 55,000 spectators peered down upon the bewildering panorama spread out upon the green plain below." George Strickler, then Knute Rockne's student publicity aide, made sure the name stuck. He had pitched the idea out loud at the halftime of the Army game in the press box as a tie in to the 1921 Rudolph Valentino movie The Four Horseman Of The Apocalypse. After the team arrived back in South Bend, he posed the four players, dressed in their uniforms, on the backs of four horses from a livery stable in town. The wire services picked up the now-famous photo, and the legendary status of the Four Horsemen was assured. Offered are 4 signed index cards from Jim Crowley, Elmer Layden with inscription( Notre Dame Full, 1922,23,24), Don Miller with inscription (Football, half back Notre Dame 1922-24, All American 1923-24, Hall Of Fame 1970), and Harry Stuhldreher (4 sets of staple holes, as well as a paper clip indention on card). Overall condition of cards in NMT with signatures rating a 9/10. Also included is a modern photo of the most fabled quartet in college football history, the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame.




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