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Don Stacy Photography

Don Stacy has been a welcome sight on the Notre Dame sideline for over 10 years. We have chosen some of his best photos for our Irish Legends Collection. We will soon add two new photos: Autry Denson and the Grotto.

Don Stacy's Notre Dame Photographs are custom prints made from the original negatives with a print size of 11x14 inches unless otherwise noted. 11 x 14's are $44.95 and 16 x 20's are $69.95.

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Coin Toss Collection

The Rivalry Renewed. The Game of the Century classic commemorative coins and official coin toss collectible. These rare, limited edition coins commemorate the great two-game series between Notre Dame and Ohio State in 1935 and 1936 and the rematch’s 60 and 61 years later.

These coins were used in the official on field coin toss in both ’95 at Columbus, and ’96 at Notre Dame. A 4x6 photo of the coin toss will be included free with each coin purchased. Comes with leatherette case.

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Coin toss before the 1995 Ohio State Notre Dame game.

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Coin toss before the 1996 Ohio State Notre Dame game.

The Notre Dame – Ohio State game of 1935 is considered by many to be the greatest college football game ever played. In 1969, a panel of coaches and sportswriters gathered to commemorate the first century of intercollegiate football. Out of a hundred years and thousands of games, this one was voted the greatest.

Elmer Layden, the former Four Horseman and Notre Dame coach called it, "The most exciting college football game ever played."

Below is the newspaper account by writer Allison Danzig of the 1935 game.

One of the greatest last-ditch rallies in football history toppled the dreaded Scarlet Scourge of Ohio State from its lofty pinnacle today as 81,000 dumbfounded spectators saw Notre Dame score three touchdowns in less than fifteen minutes to gain an almost miraculous 18-13 victory in the jammed Ohio Stadium.

Not since the Thundering Herd of Southern California spotted the Ramblers 14 points going into the final period at South Bend in 1931 and won by 16-14 has football provided so magnificent a comeback as this game team of Elmer Layden's staged here in the presence of a crowd that paid a quarter of a million dollars at the gate. Trailing 13 to 0 at the end of the third quarter after being manhandled in fearful fashion for the first half by 220-pound Gomer Jones and his giant mates in the Scarlet line, Notre Dame looked to be so hopelessly beaten that no one in the huge throng conceded it the barest ghost of a chance. The fact that the Ramblers had five times threatened to score and been found wanting on each occasion left their adherents with a feeling of futility of their cause.

And then the incredible happened and happened so fast and furiously, as the lionhearted, blue-shirted players from South Bend became so many swirling, insensate fireeaters, as to leave the vast assemblage stunned.

In the space of a few minutes, with the stadium clock ticking off the precious remaining moments in the gathering dusk and threatening to save the stampeded home forces from the rout, a team that looked to be irretrievably doomed struck thrice through the air and worked a miracle that brought pandemonium in the Notre Dame stands,

Andy Pilney, the artisan of Notre Dame's victory over Navy with his deadly throwing arm, was the hero of this football battle of the year between two of the mightiest forces in the land. It was Pilney, with his superb passing and his swirling, fearless running from scrimmage and in returning punts, who almost providentially saved the day for the Blue and Gold in a game that was expected to be dominated by Ohio State's sensational sophomore, Joe Williams.

With hardly a minute to go and the score 13 to 12 in the Buckeyes' favor, Pilney broke loose on a dazzling broken-field run of 32 yards after trying vainly to get off another pass, downing the ball on Ohio State's 19- yard line. The cheers that greeted this last brilliant effort by the Notre Dame back died abruptly as he was seen to lie stretched out just over the sideline.

A stretcher was brought out and Notre Dame's hopes looked to be sunk as he was carried out of the enclosure and placed in an ambulance. But thirty seconds later Wayne Millner was receiving the winning touchdown pass from Bill Shakespeare in the end zone, and the joy of the bedlam- struck Notre Dame cheering section became totally unalloyed when it was learned that Pilney had suffered no more than a torn ligament in his leg.

Notre Dame Fine Art Lithographs

Custom framing: Nightime Inspiration, Hesburgh Library, One Spirit, and Sacred Heart are framed with Blue and Gold mat board with a gold wood frame. The Grotto and Autumn & Gold has a cherrywood frame and Ivory mat board. Framed prints are $250 except Nightime Inspiration which is $200.

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