Lot #194
Neil Armstrong

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Estimate: $1000+


The Retrospect 1947 yearbook for Blume High School in Wapakoneta, Ohio, hardcover, 8 x 11, 88 pages, featuring Neil Armstrong’s senior portrait at the top of page 12, and signed in ink under his activities, “Neil Armstrong.” Armstrong is pictured an additional six times in the yearbook, twice in the band (once with the other officers), twice for Student Council (once with the other officers), and twice with the Senior Hi-Y, whose information reads, in part: “Clean Living-self-discipline in everyday life, Clean Speech-decency in conversation, Clean Scholarship-honesty in school, Clean Sportsmanship-fairness in athletics.” In very good to fine condition, with light soiling to the covers and the textblock detached from binding. Armstrong’s dedication to such creeds as those endorsed by the Senior Hi-Y, including “clean living,” “self-discipline,” and “decency,” would go on to serve him well in life—especially in the Apollo 11 moon landing and the demands of a post-NASA life as a living legend.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #602 - Ended February 10, 2021

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