One of the best known collections of Notre Dame football memorabilia is coming to auction.
Lelands says it has secured hundreds of items from the private accumulation of Fighting Irish material and will offer them in its Spring Classic Auction.
The collection includes several Knute Rockne autographed items including a rare contract signed by the legendary coach, who lost his life in a plane crash on March 31, 1931 after 13 years as head coach. Notre Dame had won its third national championship just a few months earlier.
Also in the collection is a program from the famous November 10, 1928 Notre Dame vs. Army “Win One for the Gipper” gam and an original locker from Notre Dame Stadium.
Last week, Lelands announced the consignment of items from the estate of long-time major league player, manager and general manager Dallas Green. Both collections will go up for bid starting in April with the Spring Auction scheduled to run through May 15 on the company’s website.