Lot # 32: 1949 Fred "Curly" Morrison Signed Photo and 2 Programs - Rose Bowl!

Category: Autographs

Starting Bid: $30.00

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Item was in Auction "2023 Kickoff Auction",
which ran from 8/14/2023 11:00 AM to
8/26/2023 8:00 PM

A signed black and white 8x10 of Fred "Curly" Morrison and an October 8, 1949 program when Ohio State traveled to eighth ranked USC as well as the 1950 Rose Bowl program against second ranked California.  In the regular season matchup with the Trojans, Curly Morrison had probably his best game as he had a hand in both touchdowns. He pitched the first one to Gerald Krall as the Buckeyes took a 7-0 lead. Later in the game, James Clark's pitch to Curly went the distance, covering 57 yards to break the tie.  The extra point failed and USC would knot the score later on. The Buckeyes had two chances to win the game, but missed a field goal and had a turnover on downs in the 4th Quarter. The program is full intact, but there are staple holes in the top right of the cover and someone had written the attendance for the game on the first page.

The 1950 Rose Bowl would be Morrison's final hurrah after being a backup most of his career.  In the game, he rushed for 119 yards to help Ohio State to the upset win.  He helped the Buckeyes to a 17-14 win over second ranked Cal to finish the season ranked sixth in the country. He was named Most Valuable Player following the victory.  The program is completely intact with a small creases in three of the four corners on the cover.

The black and white photo was signed by Morrison in black sharpie with the inscription, "1950 Rose Bowl MVP". 


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