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Amos Alonzo Stagg 1932 Hand-Drawn Football Play and Game Notes - Full JSA

Lot Number 943

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Highly regarded in multiple sporting arenas, Amos Alonzo Stagg amassed 314 victories over a 57-year career on the gridiron sidelines. This incredible artifact is a product of Stagg’s vast knowledge and preparation. Composed entirely in Stagg’s hand in graphite pencil on an otherwise black 8x10 sheet, these notes and play diagram detail strategy during Stagg’s 31st and final season of his lengthy tenure at the University of Chicago. Based on the names and schools cited by Stagg, the item is narrowed specifically to the Maroons’ game against the University of Michigan. Stagg refers to “Newman” (Michigan quarterback Harry Newman) and his performance against Northwestern. The highlight is a “Fake Buck Criss Cross Pass,” which is diagramed with circles and arrows. Apparently, the play didn’t fool the Wolverines, who beat Stagg’s troops, 12-0 that year. The sheet remains incredibly crisp and virtually crease-free! Accompanying is a 9x7 black-and-white photo of Stagg, as well as a full photo LOA from JSA.   

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