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Lot # 15: 1961 Ernie Davis, "First Black Heisman Winner" Strikes the Heisman Pose (Important Photo)

Category: Football

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 34 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "February Collectors Auction 2023",
which ran from 1/27/2023 9:00 PM to
2/18/2023 8:00 PM

1961 Posed action photo of Syracuse University star Ernie Davis from the height of his fame and popularity as he struck the famous Heisman pose in anticipation that he might win the award. He would indeed win the Heisman Trophy (the first black player to do so) and the sky seemed to be the limit for "The Express." Life would take a tragic turn for Davis who would be diagnosed with Leukemia shortly after being drafted and die the following year. The offered photo is a spectacular image in great shape that ranks among the best ever taken of this tragic superstar. A Hall of Fame worthy relic from one of the most important football players of all time and the first of this pose we have ever offered.

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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