Item 1: Black and white photo of University of Kentucky head basketball coach, Adolph Rupp and the sons of Ray Mears, signed with personal note that says: To Steve and Mike Mears, may all your days be happy. Dated Aug. 24, '65. Item 2: Photo of John Ward captioned: VOL NETWORK, JOHN WARD – VOICE OF THE VOLS signed to THE COACH. Item 3: Ernie Grunfield and Bernard King Sports Illustrated cover dated Feb 9, 1976 and reads: Double Trouble from Tennessee. Laminated on wooden plaque. Item 4: Black and white photo of Billy Justus in orange frame with dual personal notes and signatures. First note (written on photo): TO COACH, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING. Second note (on notepaper): Coach Mears, It's tough to see on this photo – but thanks for everything. You are Tennessee's greatest coach ever. A genius ahead of your time. Item 5: Photo of University of Florida football coach Steve Spurrier in orange frame signed with personal note: To Coach Mears, a super coach and good friend. Item 6: Black and white photo of R. Wills, place kicker, in orange frame, signed with personal note: To Coach Mears, without your guidance and leadership this photo may have never been possible. Item 7: Black and white photo of Mears and Bartlett in white frame after beating #1 undefeated KY. Captioned: Coach Mears's and Coach Bartlett's victory shower after Tennessee's conquest of Kentucky's undefeated and No. 1 ranked team in America. March 5, 1966, Tennessee 69 — Kentucky 62. Condition: Item 1: Photograph in good condition, signature has some fading. Item 2: Photograph and signature in good condition. Item 3: Some scratches and marks to plaque, overall good condition. Item 4: Photograph in good condition, signature on photo very faded, additional note slightly faded but overall good condition. Item 5: Photograph and signature in good condition. Item 6: Photograph and signature in good condition. Item 7: Losses and abrasions towards center of the photograph.
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