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The "Four Horsemen" comprised a group of football players at the University of Notre Dame under legendary head coach Knute Rockne. They were the backfield members of Notre Dame's 1924 football team: quarterback Harry Stuhldreher, halfbacks Don Miller and Jim Crowley, and fullback Elmer Layden. In 1924, a nickname coined by sportswriter Grantland Rice and the actions of a student publicity aide transformed the Fighting Irish’s backfield of Stuhldreher, Crowley, Miller and Layden into perhaps the most revered group of teammates in college football history: the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame.

This lot features a multi-signed original 11” by 13” poster print of the aforementioned foursome. A very desirable circa 1960’S Ted Drake color print showing the fabled "Four Horsemen" in action that has been autographed and inscribed by each of the four players: Harry Stuhldreher (“good wishes”); Don Miller (“Best Wishes"); Jim Crowley (“Good Luck”); and Elmer Layden (“Warm Regards”).

This particular print includes a fifth signature, that of another Notre Dame standout athlete, Ed “Moose” Krause, who lettered in four sports while at South Bend: football, basketball, baseball and track & field. Moose was an All-American tackle on the gridiron and All-American center on the hardcourt for the Fighting Irish in the early 1930's. He would later serve as a football coach, head basketball coach and Athletic Director at his alma mater, and eventually be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Moose added the inscription "To Pat, Best Wishes."

Stuhldreher’s signature presents the strongest in 9/10 blue ballpoint. The others come in very faded black, yet still remain quite legible. The print itself is not creased with fairly sharp corners. It comes in NM overall condition with a few light streak marks and faint color fading on the perimeter from display purposes as it appears to have been framed previously. It should be noted that this same print signed by just the Four Horsemen (with much stronger signatures of Crowley, Miller & Layden, to be fair) sold for $4,700 at auction in 2001.

Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA.
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