Back in 1934, renowned sculptor Frank Eliscu crafted a football-themed trophy to be presented to college football's best player. Seventy-four years later, the hardware remains perhaps the most coveted gridiron prize. The offered heirloom is among the most unique finds: a full-size replica Heisman trophy autographed by (28) of the heroic athletes awarded their own versions. The 13-1/2" cast bronze likeness of Ed Smith (the 1934 New York University running back after whom the trophy was modeled) is the exact same height as the figure on the actual Heisman trophies. For accuracy, however, it should be noted that the "stiff arm" angle and the detail in the figure's shoes show variance to the figure on the actual Heisman trophy. The sturdy wooden base, meanwhile, is home to silver Sharpie autographs that average ("9") quality, with most players having inscribed the year of their honor. Sought and assembled with the utmost dedication over a period of nine years, these superstar scriptings and attractive trophy collectively represent the ultimate college gridiron prize. Autographs include: Front Panel: Beban (1967), Bellino (1960), Brown (1987), Cappelletti (1973), Cassady (1955), Crouch (2001), Hornung (1956), Jackson (1985), Kazmaier (1951), Plunkett (1970), Rodgers (1972), Rogers (1980), Rozier (1983), Salaam (1994), Torretta (1992), J. White (2003) and Williams (1998); Left Panel: Allen (1981), Campbell (1977), Griffin (1974 and 1975, signed twice), Sanders (1988) and C. White (1979); Right Panel: Dayne (1999), George (1995), Lattner (1953), Owens (1969), Sims (1978) and Weinke (2000). Full photo LOA from James Spence Authentications. Additional details are available on our website.
Accompanying are photographs of all of the players as they signed, as well as the (2) writing instruments used to sign the item. Additionally, there are eponymous holograms (with no basic certs) adhered to the underside of the base that attest to the authenticity of the Brown and Cassady signatures; a Tri-Star hologram (#7116315, no basic cert) for the signatures of Beban, Brown, Cappelletti, Crouch, Dayne, Kazmaier, Lattner, Owens, Rodgers, Rogers, Rozier, Sims, Torretta, Weinke and White; a Tri-Star hologram (#7116833, no basic cert) for the signatures of Allen, Campbell, George, Griffin (both), Jackson, Sanders and White; a PSA/DNA basic cert and hologram (#H91034) accompany for Plunkett; an Online COA basic cert and hologram (# 040822) accompanies for the Bellino, Hornung and Williams signatures; and there are "Collectors' Showcase of America" basic certs for Bellino (#0062), Hornung (#0053), Salaam (#0029) and Williams (#0065).