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Pop Warner may have never played or coached football if not for a couple bad days at the horse track. According to Warner he left the family farm in Texas in 1892 and moved back to New York (his birthplace) to try his hand as a professional gambler. Warner quickly lost his money and wired his father for more so he could enroll as a law student at Cornell. Because of his size Warner (who had never played organized football) was recruited to play football and made varsity in 1892. He joined the legendary Winchester “Win” Osgood during his final season as a Cornell halfback. Osgood, who is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, was touted as “the Red Grange of his era” by Pudge Heffelfinger. Osgood was killed in action fighting with the Cuban nationals in 1896 during their fight for independence against Spain.

The offered piece is a 1892 team photo of Cornell with both Warner (seated far right in second row) and Osgood (first row seated to left of player holding ball) as subjects during their only season as teammates. The 10” x 14” oversized image presents with amazing clarity and is in incredible condition for it's 127 years. The photo is mounted to a cardboard backing and appears to have once been framed and/or matted. A significant early vintage football item; possibly the earliest known football image of Warner.

1892 Pop Warner & Win Osgood Cornell University Football Team Photo; Warner First Year!1892 Pop Warner & Win Osgood Cornell University Football Team Photo; Warner First Year!1892 Pop Warner & Win Osgood Cornell University Football Team Photo; Warner First Year!
1892 Pop Warner & Win Osgood Cornell University Football Team Photo; Warner First Year!
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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,509.50
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Sunday, October 20, 2019.

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