Getting the program
That's right. Knowing Magee collects big-ticket, one-of-a-kind items, a friend in Connecticut had called to ask if he'd be interested in paying a five-figure sum for the program to the first-ever Rose Bowl, where Michigan beat Stanford 49-0.
The answer was a resounding yes. Magee says he's sure no one else in Ann Arbor owns a copy of the program, and he thinks there are only five in the world.
"It touches so many things," Magee says. "The Michigan dynasty, Fielding Yost ... that game really put Michigan on the map. Michigan thumped [Stanford] so bad they didn't have another [Rose Bowl] for fourteen years!"
[Originally published in July, 2013.]