1947 and 1948 Cleveland Browns vs. Chicago Rockets AAFC Football Programs.
Lot 251. 1947 and 1948 Cleveland Browns vs. Chicago Rockets AAFC Football Programs. The Browns were champions of the All-American Football Conference in both seasons. The 1947 program, for a Sept. 26 game at Chicago’s Soldier Field, has Windy City football players riding a rocket-powered football. Vg+. The 1948 program, for a Sept. 26 game in Cleveland, has a wonderful image of the Browns’ mascot on the front cover. Ex. The 40-page 1947 program has a photo and profile of each Rockets player, including Bob Hoernschmeyer, Crazylegs Hirsch and Norm Verry. Lou Rymkus, Marion Motley, Dante Lavelli and Otto Graham are pictured for the Browns. Fifty-two pages make up the 1948 program. Essentially all of the Browns’ players are shown, including halfback Ara Parseghian. Angelo Bertelli, the 1943 Heisman Trophy winner, and Hirsch are among the Rockets. Winning Bid $77.