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Pro FB Programs - NFL, AFL, All-American FB Conference

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Lot 237.  Rare 1939 Exhibition Game Program for a Philadelphia Eagles Game at Hershey Stadium. In a game played on Sept. 2 for the dedication of the sports stadium in Hersey, PA, the Eagles defeated the Yellow Jackets of Frankford, PA, a section of Philadelphia, 28-6. Davey O’Brien, the 1938 Heisman Trophy winner and the Eagles’ quarterback, is pictured on the program cover. O’Brien led the NFL in passing in 1939. The 16-page program, which has photos of the players for both teams, is vg-ex. Located next to Hersheypark, a family theme park, the stadium continues to host sports and other events.
Winning Bid $40     

Lot 238.  Nov. 12, 1939 Chicago Bears to Detroit Lions Program. Vg 32-page program with ex pages, apparently re-stapled. Players for the Lions are pictured, including Alex Wojiechowicz, John Pingel and Monk Moscrip. The Bears won, 23-13.
Winning Bid $30     

Lot 239.  Sept. 28, 1940, New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles Program. Davey O’Brien, 1938 Heisman Trophy winner and 1939 NFL leading passer, is the cover subject of this 24-page ex program. The Giants defeated the Eagles at Shibe Park, 20-14. The program pictures and presents biographical sketches of Eagles players.
Winning Bid $40     

Lot 240.  Nov. 17, 1940, Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles Program with Whizzer White on the Cover. White, the future U.S. Supreme Court Justice, was the quarterback for the Lions, 17-0 losers to the Eagles, winners of only one game in 1940. Ex-m 22-page program with photos of Eagles players.
Winning Bid $45     

Lot 241.  Nov. 17, 1940 Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins Program. In what failed as a preview of the NFL Championship Game, the Redskins, the best team in the NFL Eastern Division, edged the Bears, the Best in the West, 7-3. Subsequently, Washington took a 73-0 drubbing in the title game. After the Nov. 17 game, George Preston Marshall, the Redskins’ owner, had told reporters that the Bears were crybabies and quitters. Bears Coach George Halas used Marshall’s comments to fire up his team. The 52-page program is vg+ with repairs to the spine. George Musso, George McAfee, Joe Stydahar, Sid Luckman and Bill Osmanski are shown for the Bears. Only a few Washington players are pictured.
Winning Bid $30     

Lot 242.  Oct. 5, 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers at Washington Redskins Football Program. A Washington field goal decided this 3-0 contest. The 52-page program contains photos of future Hall of Fame members Ace Parker for the Dodgers and Sammy Baugh and Wayne Millner for the Redskins. Dutch Clark, Cleveland Rams coach, and Don Hutson, Green Bay Packers receiver, are also pictured. Vg-ex program with the center folio loose.
Winning Bid $30     

Lot 243.  Oct. 26, 1941 Chicago Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles Program. The Eagles won this contest between two of the lesser teams in the 1941 NFL, 21-14. Lon Keller provided the humorous artwork for the program cover, which has “Chicago” written in above “Cardinals.” Vg 20-page program with photos of players for both teams, including Joe Kuharich, Tarzan White, Pop Ivy and Buddy Parker for the Cardinals and Vic Sears for the Eagles.
Winning Bid $25     

Lot 244.  Oct. 25, 1942 New York Giants at Brooklyn Dodgers Football Program. At Ebbets Field, the Dodgers were 17-7 winners. The Dodgers’ Merlyn Condit is on the cover of the 16-page scorecard-style program, which has photos of several players each from the home team, the visitors and the Cleveland Rams. Ex.
Winning Bid $45     

Lot 245.  Nov. 14, 1943, Chicago Bears at New York Giants Program. The Bears crushed the Giants, 56-7, at the Polo Grounds on their way to the NFL Championship. The 14-page program, including covers, has photos of Tuffy Leemans, Mel Hein, Al Blozis and Ward Cuff for the Giants and Sid Luckman for the Bears. Sammy Baugh, Bruiser Kinard and Pug Manders are also shown. The program is vg+ to ex with the score added to the front cover in pencil.
Winning Bid $45     

Lot 246.  Dec. 5, 1943, Program for a Washington vs. New York Game at the Polo Grounds. The Giants won this game, 14-10, and a game the following week in Washington, 31-7. The two teams ended the regular season with 6-3-1 records. In a Dec. 19 playoff in New York, the Redskins shut out their rivals, 28-0. The 20-page program, including covers, has the score in pencil on the front cover, has been re-stapled and otherwise is vg+ to ex. It has photos of Giants executives Tim and John Mara and two future Hall of Fame players, Tuffy Leemans and Mel Hein. Sammy Baugh is among nine players pictured for the Redskins.
Winning Bid $40     

Lot 247.  Nov. 26, 1944 Brooklyn Tigers at New York Giants Program. In 14 preceding seasons, Brooklyn’s entry in the NFL was composed of Dodgers. For the 1944 season, however, they were populated by Tigers. Dodgers or Tigers; it didn’t matter. Brooklyn typically finished among the bottom half of NFL teams and drew modest crowds. The 1944 season was the team’s worst, finishing 0-10, including a 7-0 loss to the Giants. For 1945, the team was merged with the Boston Yanks. The program has the score written on the cover and otherwise is ex. In 16 pages, two players are pictured for the Giants, Mel Hein and Len Younce; two for the Tigers, Bruiser Kinard and Pug Manders; and four for the Washington Redskins, an upcoming opponent for the Giants, Sammy Baugh, Frank Filchock, Wilbur Moore and Andy Farkas.
Winning Bid $45     

Lot 248.  Oct. 7, 1945, Chicago Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles Program. In 1945, the Eagles were the second-best team in the Eastern Division, and the Cardinals were the worst in the West. The Eagles won, 21-6. The 32-page program, vg+ to ex with a Lon Keller cover illustration, contains photos of Steve Van Buren and Ben Kish for the Eagles and numerous Cardinals.
Winning Bid $30     

Lot 249.  Nov. 11, 1945, Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears Program. The Lions kept pace with Cleveland for the lead in the NFL Western Division by defeating the Bears at Wrigley Field, 35-28. Three pages of the 40-page program have photos of Bears players, including Sid Luckman, Gene Ronzani, Ken Kavanaugh, Hugh Gallarneau, Al Babartsky and Ed Sprinkle. The Lions’ page has Alex Wojciechowicz and Bab Westfall. The program is vg with the year written on the front cover.
Winning Bid $30     

Lot 250.  3 Programs for Fundraiser Exhibition Games in 1946 or 1947 – Rams, Redskins, Bears, Eagles. One game involves the Los Angeles Rams and Washington Redskins, and two, the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles. The Rams and Redskins met on Sept. 6, 1946, at the L.A. Coliseum in a charity game sponsored by the “Los Angeles Times.” A 40-page vg program, with corners clipped on six pages (three leafs) has photos of Dan Reeves, Adam Walsh, Bob Waterfield, Tom Harmon, Kenny Washington and future TV actor Woody Strode for the Rams and George Preston Marshall, Turk Edwards, Wayne Millner and Ki Aldrich for the Redskins. “The Philadelphia Inquirer” sponsored the 9th and 10th Football Classics hosted by the Eagles, at Municipal Stadium on Sept. 13, 1946 and at Franklin Field on Sept. 13, 1947. The Bears were the competition for both games. Each 28-page program is vg+ to ex with some photos and general football articles. Among the individuals shown are Bert Bell, Greasy Neale, George Halas, Steve Van Buren, Ken Kavanaugh, Sid Luckman, Tommy Thompson, George McAfee, Bill Osmanski, Hugh Gallarneau, Red Grange, Paddy Driscoll and Ben Kish.
Winning Bid $35     

Lot 251.  7 1947-48 San Francisco 49ers’ Programs with the Team’s Prospector Mascot. More recently, the prospector has abandoned his scruffy look and become known as Sourdough Sam. The 49ers made their debut in 1946 in the All-America Football Conference. These programs are from the team’s second and third seasons – Sept. 21, 1947 vs. the New York Yankees, Oct. 12, 1947 vs. the Chicago Rockets, Sept. 19, 1948 vs. the Los Angeles Dons, Oct. 24, 1948 vs. the Baltimore Colts and Nov. 7, 1948 vs. the Rockets. The 49ers lost to the Yankees and defeated the Rockets in 1947. They scored victories over the Dons, Colts and Rockets in 1948 as only the champion Cleveland Rams played better. Also included are programs for exhibition games on Aug. 22, 1947 vs. the Baltimore Colts and Sept. 5, 1948 vs. the Brooklyn Dodgers. These 26-page programs average vg-ex. Joe Perry, Frankie Albert, Len Eshmont and Norm Standlee are 49ers pictured. Appearing for competitor teams are Buddy Young, Dick Barwegan, Elroy Hirsch, Bob Hoernschemeyer, Y. A. Tittle, Glenn Dobbs and Herman Wedemeyer.
Winning Bid $168     

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