5 Vintage College HoF Autographs – Horrell, Little, Meyer, Snavely and Spurrier.
Lot 265. 5 Vintage College HoF Autographs – Horrell, Little, Meyer, Snavely and Spurrier. All of the autographs are on photos. Babe Horrell, Lou Little, Dutch Meyer and Carl Snavely all appear to have signed at a Boys Club event, possibly in Detroit, in 1940. In their inscriptions, all make some reference to the Boys Club. The first three autographed 8” x 10” b&w photos; Snavely signed a 5” x 7” b&w photo. Spurrier’s autograph is on what likely is an early to mid-1990s color 8” x 10” photo. Little, Meyer and Snavely are in the Hall of Fame as coaches; Horrell and Spurrier are enshrined as players, although both have coached at the college level. Horrell (died 1992) played for California and coached UCLA. His signature is mint 9. Little (d. 1979) played for the University of Pennsylvania and the NFL Frankford Yellow Jackets before coaching Georgetown and Columbia. Among the players he coached were Sid Luckman and Jack Kerouac. His signature is nm-m 8 with light coverage on the “u” and part of the second “L”; it is personalized to George Moeller. L. R. “Dutch” Meyer (d. 1982) led TCU teams to national championships in 1935 and 1938. He coached football there from 1934-52 and also had turns at coaching basketball and baseball. He coached Sammy Baugh and was a key contributor to development of the modern short-pass offense. His signature is ex-m 6. Above it, he wrote, “Hoping all you boys reach the zenith of your desires.” Snavely (d. 1975) compiled winning records at Bucknell, North Carolina, Cornell and Washington University of St. Louis. He was the first coach to use films to evaluate his opponents. His signature is nm-m 8 to mint 9. Spurrier place a nm-m 8 to mint 9 autograph on a photo that pictures him with Bobby Bowden and Dennis Erickson. Authenticated by Kevin Keating. Current Bid $61.