Auntique & Uncle Tony

Sellers of Antique Bookends, Vintage Glass, & Collectibles

Hubley

Circa 1925

“Football Player”

Price: $375 / pr

“Football Player – Hubley – Circa 1925.  Cast iron with nickel-plated finish, modeled in the round.  Measures 5-1/2” high x 6” wide x 2” deep.  Weighs 4-3/4 lbs. the pair.  Felt pads missing.  Otherwise excellent condition with stunning detail. Popular bookends in college and university towns across America during the 1920s. Nearly impossible to find today.                    

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Harold Edward “Red” Grange, a.k.a. “the Galloping Ghost”

America was Football-crazy during the Roaring Twenties.  But college football was where it was really happening.  In 1924, Notre Dame’s legendary coach, Knute Rockne led the “Fighting Irish” to an undefeated season, a win at the Rose Bowl and a National Championship.  That same year, Red Grange, the greatest college football player of all time, played for Illinois.  He became a household name after a game against Michigan when he scored 5 touchdowns.  In 1925, Grange turned pro, signed with the Bears and defeated the Giants in NY with 72,000 fans watching. 

In his 20-game college career, he ran for 3,362 yards, caught 14 passes for 253 yards and completed 40-of-82 passes for 575 yards. Of his 31 touchdowns, 16 were from at least 20 yards, with nine from more than 50 yards. He scored at least one touchdown in every game he played but one, a 1925 loss to Nebraska. He earned All-America recognition three consecutive years, and appeared on the October 5, 1925, cover of Time…(the same year Hubley created these bookends!)

 

 

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