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Presented is the highest graded example of a full ticket to the 1935 Ohio State vs. Notre Dame football “Game of the Century,” played November 2, 1935 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. The 2 x 5¼-inch green paper white paper ticket has green and black printing on the front side.

The first-ever meeting of Notre Dame and Ohio State, played in the depths of the Great Depression, was a contest between two undefeated college football powerhouses, and had no trouble selling out the 81,000 tickets. Ohio State was 4-0 going into the game, Notre Dame 5-0. Early in the first half, Notre Dame's Mike Layden dropped back to pass, but was intercepted by Frank Antenucci. He lateraled to Arthur "Frank" Boucher, who ran 65 yards for a touchdown. Dick Beltz's extra point gave OSU a 7-0 lead. Another Irish pass was intercepted in the second quarter, setting up Joe Williams' three-yard touchdown run. The Buckeyes missed the extra point but led 13-0 at halftime. As the second half got underway, Elmer Layden opted to put in his second-string offense. It was a risky move. Under NCAA rules at the time, any player removed from a game couldn't return until the following quarter. So, Notre Dame coach Frank Layden's starters were on the bench until the fourth quarter. Neither team scored in that third quarter, but Irish halfback Andy Pilney returned a punt to the OSU 13-yard line before the start of the fourth quarter, setting up Steve Miller's one-yard touchdown run that cut Ohio State's lead to 13-6. Later, the Irish scored on a 15-yard pass from Pilney to Mike Layden to cut the deficit to 13-12. Then following an Ohio State fumble, the Irish scored on a pass from Bill Shakespeare to Wayne Millner, giving the visitors an 18-13 win.

Famed sportswriter Grantland Rice wrote: "Notre Dame won a football game today the equal of which even Knute Rockne never had a chance to see. By beating Ohio State, 18-13, before 81,000 persons, to gain the greatest football victory in the long and brilliant history of the Blue and Gold." In 1950, a poll of veteran sportswriters declared the 1935 Notre Dame-OSU match "The Greatest College Football Game of the Half-Century." And in 1969, it was declared the greatest game in the first 100 years of NCAA football by the Associated Press. This item has been encapsulated and authenticated by PSA (42708749) and is graded NM 7.

1935 Ohio St. Vs Notre Dame "Game of the Century" Full Ticket - Highest Graded Example! (PSA NM 7)
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $720.00
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Sunday, February 23, 2020.
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