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Husker Attic: The Saga of Big Red

March 28, 2020

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 2020 Husker Collectible and Autograph Show.


GO BIG RED COOKBOOK

Win Mumma wrote and illustrated a 40-page history of Cornhusker football, which he published in 1976. It sold for $1.25

Randy Hampton

>>According to a short sidebar in the Sept. 12, 1976, Omaha World-Herald sports section, the comic book could "be obtained only through The World-Herald."

>>In addition to working for ad agencies, some as a freelancer, Mumma spent 10 years as an "illustrator and art supervisor for the Nebraska ETV Network," according to the website christiancomicsinternational.org.

>>He also "produced numerous illustration and cartoon projects for the University's athletic department," the website says, referring to Nebraska.

>>Mumma refers to Bob Devaney as "A MONUMENTAL AND UNFORGETTABLE FIGURE IN THE SAGA OF BIG RED FOOTBALL!"

>>On the inside of the front page: "20,000 printed to date––1976."


The 2020 Husker Collectible and Autograph Show, presented by Husker Army, has been postponed from its original April date. Stay up to date on the new day and time by visiting the Husker Army Facebook page.

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