Description: This fantastic program for the game against the Fordham Rams features the very respectable 6-2 football team from St. Marys where 36 players signed in the photo section in vintage period fountain pen. The Athletic Director And Coaches page is signed in pencil by St.Marys Athletic Director, Head Coach, and future College Football Hall of Fame Member Edward P. Slip Madigan as well as by Pat Frayne, sports editor of the San Francisco Call-Bulletin newspaper. Marys Gaels, huge underdogs, defeated the heavily favored and previously undefeated 10-0 Texas Tech Red Raiders by a score of 20-13 in the 1939 Cotton Bowl. Although largely forgotten today, at the time it was considered one of the biggest upsets in the history of college football. The 1939 Cotton Bowl was the first post-season game for St.
Marys and the only bowl game they ever won. See websites: 1939 Cotton Bowl Summary & History. Marys Gaels football players from the 1939 Cotton Bowl who signed this program include: Andy Marefos, Ed Heffernan (scored a touchdown), Michael Mike Klotovich (scored a touchdown), Herb Whitey Smith (recovered a fumble which led to a touchdown, intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown), Lou Rimassa (made a critical open field game saving tackle towards the end of the game), and Center Jerry Dowd who was the 1939 Cotton Bowl MVP, primarily as a result of his superb punting.The inside of the program is in near Fair condition. The outside of the program has tape residue up and down both sides of the spine which is 60% split (from the bottom up), has the score (3-0) written in pencil on the scorecard on page 12, and has a quarter size place of paper loss on the front cover at the top. The program cover also has wear, creasing, spine stresses and small piece of paper loss in the lower left hand corner. We guarantee that all of the autographs will pass JSA and PSA/DNA. This program will be extremely well packaged with a protective sleeve (or a top-load holder) inside a top-load holder which is heavily bubble wrapped and double boxed. This game was played on November 5, 1938 at the Polo Grounds and Fordham won 3-0. Are exclusively billed to our account.
There is a very small segment of the hobby which produces, distributes, buys, and/or sells fakes, reproductions, reprints, counterfeits, copies and phony items. All Irishhosta items are original as well as authentic. Furthermore, with more than 40 years of experience, we possess the knowledge required to guarantee each and every item. Do you have a collection to sell, would you like additional information on an item, or do you desire an honest evaluation of something which is potentially valuable?You will receive a prompt response to every inquiry and you can depend upon us for a professional experience with first class service. MARY'S TEAM AUTOGRAPHED (38) FOOTBALL PROGRAM 1939 COTTON BOWL CHAMPS" is in sale since Wednesday, January 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\College-NCAA\Football\Other Signed NCAA Football". The seller is "irishhosta" and is located in Fort Myers, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.