MEARS Auction #184, Ends Saturday, February 3rd 2024, 10:00 PM CST W/30-Minute Rule In Effect
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Ward was born in 1896 in Irwin, Illinois, and attended Columbia Academy and Columbia College (now Loras College) in Dubuque, Iowa. He worked for the Telegraph Herald in Dubuque in 1919. Ward completed college at the University of Notre Dame, where he worked as publicity director under Knute Rockne in 1919 and 1920, before graduating in 1921. Ward then worked for the Star in Rockford, Illinois, during 1921–1925. He joined the Chicago Tribune in 1925, and became sports editor in 1930.

Ward created the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the Golden Gloves amateur boxing tournament, and the College All-Star Football Classic (an annual game between professional and college players). In 1941, he was offered the role of Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL), but turned it down. He later started the rival All-America Football Conference (AAFC).

Offered is a vintage suitcase with a Cunard White Star to Europe tag affixed on the handle indicating that passenger Arch Ward boarded the Mauretania on April 15 1952 in New York City with a Port of Landing in Cobh Ireland. Approximately a dozen vintage travel decals also adorn the suitcase, which measures approximately 6" x 12" x 20". (82G0045)

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