Lot 48. 2 Rare 1944 Programs for the NFL Brooklyn Tigers. From 1930-43, Brooklyn’s entry in the National Football League was known as the “Dodgers.” When the team declined with the loss of coach Jock Sutherland and players to World War II, management attempted to revive fan interest by re-branding the team as the “Tigers.” The attempt failed, and the team merged with the Boston Yanks for 1945. The programs are for an Oct. 15 game with the New York Giants and a Nov. 12 game with the Washington Redskins. Popular football cover artist Lon Keller created the image of the Tiger used for both programs, which have the score added to the cover. Otherwise, the programs are ex, each with 16 pages. Tigers players pictured include Bruiser Kinard and Pug Manders. A photo of Sammy Baugh is in the Redskins program. Winning Bid $132.