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Lot # 175: 1951 Ernie Davis Helmet with Mom's COA - Earliest Known Davis Game Used Artifact

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

Bids: 23 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2019 Fall Classic",
which ran from 11/3/2019 7:00 PM to
12/6/2019 10:00 PM

It's virtually impossible to find any game used Ernie Davis game used memorabilia let alone directly from his mother. "Little Fry" helmet was worn by the former Heisman Trophy winner in the Buick Small Fry League of Elmira, New York. A stellar athlete throughout his life, Ernie Davis was a gifted baseball, basketball, and (of course) football player. Attending Elmira Free Academy, he earned two All American honors. Although recruited to numerous universities, eventually Davis made his way to Syracuse after discussion with Jim Brown. His childhood hero, Brown led him in the direction of the 1961 Heisman. Sadly, the future and potential Cleveland Brown legend was diagnosed with leukemia and never played in a professional contest. Dying at the age of 23, a football nation was stunned and mourned. This helmet was worn when Davis showed his real talent on the gridiron in 1951, written E. Davis inside the lining and accompanied by a letter from Ms. Marie Davis Fleming, Ernie's mother.

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