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    Apollo 9 Flown American Flag on Crew-Signed Presentation Certificate to Rooster Andrews, in Framed Display. A 5.75" x 3.875" silk U.S. flag lightly mounted to a 9" x 11" (sight size) certificate bearing small B&W photos of each astronaut and signed as follows: "James A. McDivitt", "To Rooster Andrews with best regards and appreciation/ for your interest and support of the space program./ Dave Scott", and "Rusty Schweickart". Beautifully quadruple-matted using red, white, and blue, and framed to an overall 16" x 18". All the writing is uniformly faded but quite visible; the flag has small, very light, glue bleedthrough but is bright and crisp. Also, a minor chip on the frame. A perfect match to the Apollo 10 flag also in this auction. Very fine.

    William Edward "Rooster" Andrews was a University of Texas football team manager who became famous as a drop-kicking player, dubbed by the media as the "All-American Waterboy." He later opened a local sporting goods store and was the one who developed the now-iconic "Longhorn" logo and changed the team's uniform color to burnt orange. He was an avid fan of the Space program and became friends with the astronauts who often presented him with flown items to display in his store (this the fading on the signatures).


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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