Chronicling the rich history of “March Madness,” this 1988 hardcover edition of The Final Four (Host Communications, Inc.) is autographed by (35) of the collegiate tournament’s most notable figures. Executed in various writing instruments on the inside front/back covers and fly leafs, the bold scriptings average (“9”) potency (with several personalized) and include: B.H. Born (inscribed “1953 MVP NCAA”), Quinn Buckner, Walter Byers, Rich Clarkson (Sports Illustrated/book photographer), Johnny Cox, Howie Dallmar, Irwin Dambrot, John Dick, Arnie Ferrin, Bud Foster, Jack Givens, Gail Goodrich, Curt Gowdy, Dick Harp, Paul Hogue, Hank Iba, Darrall Imhoff, Bobby Knight, John Kotz, Bob Kurland, Clyde Lovelette, Don May, Jay McCreary, Al McGuire, Ray Meyer (inscribed “DePaul HOF”), Ralph Miller, Pete Newell, Oscar Robertson, Billy Packer, Guy Rodgers, Lennie Rosenbluth, Tom Scott, Dean Smith, Jerry West and (1) unidentified. Auction LOA from JSA.
Note: the book itself is in fine condition with covers/crisp pages completely intact. Dust jacket remains, as well.