Sam Barry & 1935 USC Basketball Team Signed Jack Hupp Archive Naismith Basketball HOF

Sam Barry (D. 1950) was an American collegiate coach who achieved significant accomplishments in three major sports. He remains one of only three coaches to lead teams to both the Final Four and the College World Series. Barry, and four of his USC players (Jack Gardner, Alex Hannum, Tex Winter and Bill Sharman), have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as coaches; Sharman was also inducted as a player.

Additionally, Barry was a basketball coach at the University of Iowa, as well as an assistant football coach there (also spent time as a baseball coach at both Iowa and USC). Barry was not elected to the Hall of Fame until 1979 (29 years after his death).  

Deriving from USC basketball player, Jack Hupp’s collection is a nice archive that includes a beautiful 1935 USC college yearbook (not signed) in fantastic shape, 3 personal USC certificates relating to his fraternity and academic honors (see scans), and most importantly; an 8.5”  x   11” certificate from 1935 honoring USC as the Pacific Coast Conference Championship (we presume that all of the players signed one of these special certificates and was given one for their own personal collections). 

In addition to Sam Barry, this document has been signed by:


Jack Hupp (D. 2001) 2-time (1935-36) All-Pacific Coast Conference Southern Division first team forward. He lettered in 1934-35-3336 as the Trojans won the conference title each season. He then played AAU basketball for several seasons. (where this archive derives from)


Lee Guttero (D. 2004) was the University of Southern California's first two-time NCAA All-American. He guided them to three consecutive Pacific Coast Conference championships, and during his tenure USC compiled an overall record of 54–19. Guttero was named an All-American in 1934, then a consensus All-American in 1935. He also earned three all-conference selections, and in his senior season of 1934–35 he set a still-standing school record by scoring 34.6% of his team's points


Ernie Holbrook (D. 1944 in Luxembourg) In March 1935, Holbrook was the hero of the Pacific Coast Conference play-off series against Oregon State, looping his only field goal of the game in the last 30 seconds to give the Trojans a 32–31 win. As a rangy first baseman with the Trojans, he batted over .300 each season, and helped coach Sam Berry clinch the championship in 1935.

On May 6, 1935, amid much publicity, Holbrook traveled to Cleveland for a tryout with the visiting Boston Red Sox. He signed a professional contract the following week and joined the Charlotte Hornets of the Class B Piedmont League, where he batted .284 with 70 RBIs in 125 games. In 1936, the Charlotte Hornets left the Piedmont League and joined the independent Carolina League, so Boston began a working agreement with the replacement team, Rocky Mount, and great things were expected of Holbrook. However, his batting average nose-dived to .214 in 50 games, and on June 17, he was assigned to the Canton Terriers of the Class C Mid-Atlantic League, where he was used sparingly before the season was over.  You can read more about him (where this bio derives from)


Bobby Muth (Deceased) became head coach at USC for the 1944-45 season.

Eddie Oram (D. 2004) All-American at USC who played professional for the 1939-40 Chicago Bruins before serving in WW II.  He returned and played for the L.A. Red Devils and the 2nd year Syracuse Nationals in the NBL.


Also signed by teammates:  Hop Findlay, Wayne Garrison, Jerry Gracin, Nathan Halpern (D 2004), and Ben Howell.


One of a kind!!!!

Item: 12612

Price: $2,495.00
Sam Barry & 1935 USC Basketball Team Signed Jack Hupp Archive Naismith Basketball HOF