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Lot #1426
Jim Thorpe

As a “Fabulous Redman”

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As a “Fabulous Redman”

Versatile Native American athlete (1887–1953), widely regarded as the finest all-around athlete of the twentieth century, who won two Olympic gold medals and excelled in football, baseball, and basketball. His Olympic medals were stripped from him for an ostensible violation of the amateur status rule (Thorpe had earlier played minor-league baseball) but were posthumously restored to him in 1983. Signed book: Fabulous Redmen: The Carlisle Indians and Their Famous Football Teams by John S. Steckbeck. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: J. Horace McFarland Company, 1951. Hardcover, 6.25 x 9.25, 150 pages. Signed in ink on the front free end page “Me too, Jim Thorpe,” beneath a signature and inscription by the author. Accompanied by a full PSA/DNA letter of authenticity. A hint of very faint spotting to interior, otherwise fine, clean condition. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #330 - Ended February 13, 2008