Lot # 38: 1940 Michigan at Ohio Stadium

Category: The Game

Starting Bid: $50.00

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Item was in Auction "Ohio Stadium Auction",
which ran from 1/3/2022 12:00 PM to
1/15/2022 8:00 PM

Game Program from the Ohio State-Michigan clash in 1940. Led by Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon, the Wolverines drilled Ohio State, 40-0, handing head coach Francis Schmidt his third straight loss in the rivalry which caused him to resign. Just like the great Red Grange 15 years previous, Ohio Stadium would be the final grounds of Tom Harmon.  Fittingly, Harmon scored three touchdowns on this day, eclipsing Grange's Big Ten record by two. In all, Harmon was responsible for 22 of Michigan's 40 points that afternoon.  Harmon was giving a rousing ovation by Michigan and Ohio State fans alike as he trotted off the field with 38 seconds left in the game. His performance set the stage for Harmon to take home Michigan's first Heisman Trophy less than a week later.

 Program is intact, has a small rip on the cover's top right corner, and the original owner wrote 40-0 in pencil at the top.

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