There’s a lot of great Husker memorabilia out there. Husker Attic is how we’ve showcased those vintage finds in every issue of Hail Varsity since our very first one. In the weeks ahead we’re sharing some of those gems online for the first time. Brought to you by Husker Army Presents 2019 Husker Collectible and Autograph Show.
1971 Huskers Collector’s Plate
>>The commemorative plates have been valued from $90 to $125. Among the factors involved in the value is whether or not the original box is with the plate.
>>The back of the plate includes a sketched image of Coach Bob Devaney, game-by-game results from the 1971 national championship season and the notation: “Limited Edition created by Edward Lawrence.” The plate pictured is #1501.
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>>Jeff Kinney is No. 35. The senior I-back from McCook, Neb., rushed for 171 yards and scored four touchdowns in the Huskers’ 35-31 victory in the 1971 “Game of the Century” at Oklahoma, including the winner from 2 yards out with 1:38 remaining.
>>In September of 2011, The Sporting News named the 1971 Cornhuskers the best team in 125 years of college football.
Looking to add some new Husker memorabilia to your own collection? The 2019 Husker Collectible and Autograph Show, presented by Husker Army, is the place for you the day after Nebraska’s spring game. Find full details of the event at the Husker Army Facebook page.
Mike is in his 40th year covering Husker athletics, after seven years of community-college teaching. He has written and edited a dozen books, all on Nebraska football except one, a brief history of Husker basketball. He previously wrote for the Lincoln Journal and Star and Huskers Illustrated. He enjoys music, from the Grateful Dead and Jack Johnson to Van Morrison, Bob Wills, Glenn Miller and pretty much anyone else.