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    1925 Rose Bowl Program featuring The Four Horsemen. Presented here is one of the toughest and most desirable football programs in the hobby, present in only the most advanced of collections. The reasons for its scarcity are not tough to imagine. First and foremost, we must consider that it's over eight decades old! And secondly, the rather delicate paper stock that was used in its construction makes it far more susceptible to the perils of age than contemporary World Series programs, for example. As such, only a scant few specimens from this Southern California event have survived. The intense desirability of the program is related most directly to the appearance of college football's storied backfield of Stuhldreher, Layden, Crowley and Miller, dubbed by famed sportswriter Grantland Rice as "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse." Fine images of the quartet, both individually and as a group, appear within this amazing eighteen-page publication. The Horsemen did not disappoint their coach Knute Rockne this day, cruising to a twenty-seven to ten win over Ernie Nevers' Stanford Cardinals in the Fighting Irish's first and only Rose Bowl appearance. The program shows an expected degree of wear, with a vertical center fold and some short horizontal tears that do not extend past the wide white borders of the interior pages. Somehow the cover has been spared the bulk of these flaws, and it presents remarkably well as a result. The binding remains tight, keeping the program solid and complete. A wait for another, much less a finer example, will surely be a long one.

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    May, 2006
    6th Saturday
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