Lot # 27: 1955 Downtown Athletic Club Heisman Trophy Ballot - Hopalong Cassady!

Category: Memorabilia

Starting Bid: $300.00

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Item was in Auction "Heisman Auction",
which ran from 1/16/2023 11:00 AM to
1/29/2023 12:05 AM

This very ballot helped Howard "Hopalong" Cassady win Ohio State's third Heisman Trophy in 1955. The offered Official Ballot (5.5 inches x8.5 inches) was submitted by O.C. Halyard, the Sports Director for WEKY radio in Richmond, Kentucky.  Halyard correctly casted a first place vote for Howard Cassady and voted Notre Dame's Paul Hornung (1956 winner) and Maryland's Bob Pellegrini as second and third, respectively. 

Cassady was a member of Ohio State's 1954 National Championship team and was Ohio State's third Heisman winner in 1955. Hop would go on to an eight-year career in the NFL, highlighted by a NFL Championship with the Detroit Lions in 1957. He was inducted into the College Hall of Fame in 1979 and Ohio State's Varsity O Hall of Fame in 1977.

Heisman ballots are an extreme rarity! A Downtown Athletic Club stamp acknowledges it's receipt on Nov 28 1955. Original mailing fold marks are present, but this has been kept flat since. Would look beautiful individually framed or as a group in your Buckeye Room.

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