Letters to 87 is a coffee table book featuring heartfelt letters from fans of San Francisco 49ers hero Dwight Clark, and essays by Edward J. DeBartolo Jr., Ronnie Lott, Joe Montana, Brian Murphy, and Kelly Clark. Letters to 87 also offers rare photos from Michael Zagaris, Brad Mangin, and John Storey.

100% of the book royalties will be donated to the Golden Heart Fund.

“I’ve often thought that if I could get the word out somehow to get the stories, I should put a book together of the stories that these 49er fans lived through at that moment. Hopefully, long after I’m gone, 49er fans will still enjoy that play and that year — that team that started it all.”
— Dwight Clark, February 22, 2018



Find out about Letters to 87, and how you can buy the book.


The Letters To 87

Fans wrote to Dwight Clark to share their memories of The Catch and how it impacted their lives.


Book events

Find out about our book signing events, beginning in August.


Tuesday's with Dwight

Tuesday lunches with Dwight Clark in Capitola, California became the hottest ticket in town thanks to Kirk Reynolds and Fred Formosa.



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Fan Photos

49er fans share pictures of themselves with their copies of Letters to 87.


Letters to 87: the documentary

This book was inspired by the NBC Sports Bay Area documentary, Letters to 87.


The Golden Heart Fund

100% of the book royalties will be donated to the Golden Heart Fund.


"The Catch"

It all started when Dwight Clark caught a TD pass from Joe Montana in the NFC Championship game against the Cowboys at Candlestick Park on January 10, 1982.