Lot # 8: Six Card Signed Heisman Kroger Card Set

Category: Heismans

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 7 (Bid History)

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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

Signed Ohio State Heisman Six Kroger Card set, including two custom cards created for Eddie George and Troy Smith.  The original four cards were produced in the late 1980's by Kroger and WBNS 10TV.  The Les Horvath autographed Kroger card is extremely difficult to find.

Horvath was a member of Ohio State's first national championship team in 1942 and was also Ohio State's first Heisman winner in 1944. In 1950, Janowicz became the third ever junior to win the prestigious Heisman Memorial Trophy Award. Following college, he played professional baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates and professional football for the Washington Redskins. Hopalong helped Woody Hayes win his first National Championship in 1954 and became Woody's first Heisman winner the next season.

Archie Griffin is still the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner, taking home the award in 1974 and 1975. Eddie George set a then school record 314 yards rushing against a vaunted Illinois defense that sealed his fate as the 1995 Heisman winner in a close vote. Coach Hayes led Ohio State to national championships in 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, and 1970. 

All six guys have been elected to the College Hall of Fame: Les Horvath (1977), Vic Janowicz (1976), Hopalong Cassady (1979), Archie Griffin (1981), Eddie George (2011), and Woody Hayes (1983).


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