Landry, Tom, with Gregg Lewis. Tom Landry: An Autobiography. New York: Zodervan Publishing House and HarperCollins Publishers, 1990. First edition printing. Signed and inscribed by Tom Landry. Presented in original dust jacket, original 1/2 blue cloth boards, and new archival cloth slipcase.
Presented is a first edition printing of Tom Landry: An Autobiography, signed and inscribed by the Dallas cowboy’s coach on the first free endpage. Co-published in 1990 by Zodervan Publishing and HarperCollins Publishers, this book detail’s Landry’s long and storied coaching career with the Dallas Cowboys. From his all-American boyhood in Mission, Texas, through his career as the stoic coach of the Dallas Cowboys to his final coaching hours, this book is Landry's personal account of his coaching philosophy, core values, and his faith.
Landry signed and inscribed the first free endpage. The inscription reads: “To Todd- Good luck with your football career. All my best- Tom Landry 8/1/90.” Inscription is in black ink and was made with a thin felt-tipped pen. Landry signed the book in the same year the book was published.
Landry was selected as the head coach for the Dallas Cowboys in 1960. The Cowboys were in their first National Football League. He coached in the team for 29 seasons. “Landry’s teams had 20 straight winning seasons, 13 divisional championships, five NFC titles and victories in Super Bowls VI and XII… Landry gained a reputation as a great technical innovator as well as an inspirational leader” (Pro Football Hall of Fame). He compiled a 270–178–6 record, the fourth-most wins all-time for an NFL coach, and his 20 career playoff victories are the second most of any coach in NFL history. Landry was named the NFL Coach of the Year in 1966 and the NFC Coach of the Year in 1975. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.
Very good condition overall. Octavo, original 1/2 blue cloth boards with red titles to spine. Original dust jacket. The dust jacket is in excellent condition. Jacket colors are bright, and there are no tears or chips and only very light bumping to the spine. Dust jacket has been protected with a new Mylar cover. Inscription in legible and signature is large and strong. No fading to inscription or signature. Signed in black felt tip pen and dated. Internally, pages are clean and bright. Twenty four pages of glossy color photographs at center, as issued.
Book is presented with a new archival black cloth slipcase with an inlaid photograph of Landry on the front cover. Slipcase Dimensions: 10” H x 6 5/8” W x 1 ¾” D.
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