1915 INDIANA U & WASHINGTON AND LEE FOOTBALL FIELD PASS

VERY RARE 1915 SIDELINE FIELD PASS FOR THE INDIANA HOOSIERS AND WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY GENERALS OF LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA. THE GAME BETWEEN THE EASTERN SMALL COLLEGE POWERHOUSE AND INDIANA WAS BILLED AS THE BATTLE OF THE WEST VERSES THE EAST AND THE GAME WAS ADVERTISED ON POSTERS AND EVEN A BILLBOARD IN DOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS WHERE THE GAME WAS TO BE PLAYED TO A SOLD OUT CROWD AT FAMED WASHINGTON FIELD! THE GAME DID NOT DISAPPOINT AS THE TWO TEAMS BATTLED TO A BRUISING 7-7 TIE! THIS FIELD PASS WAS ISSUED TO AN INDIANA TEAM OFFICIAL AND IS IN MINT CONDITION WITH THE ORIGINAL STRING HANGER! IT MEASURES 3" BY 6 1/2" AND HAS THE EXACT SAME LETTERING ON THE REVERSE. PRE WW1 SIDELINE PASSES ARE AMONG THE TOUGHEST PAPER ARTIFACTS TO FIND TODAY AS THERE WERE AROUND 10,000 TICKETS ISSUED FOR THE GAME AND PROBABLY ONLY 1O OR 15 PASSES IN TOTAL. IN 45 YEARS OF COLLECTING IU SPORTS HISTORY, I HAVE NEVER SEEN A SINGLE TICKET FOR THIS GAME, LET ALONE A FIELD PASS! UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO ADD AN EARLY GEM TO THE COLLECTION.