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Rare and Exceptional 1923 NFL Chicago Bears vs. Akron Pros Game Program

Lot Number 42

Quantity: Bid Starts: 11/02/2015 12:00:00 
Bid Open: 500.00  Bid Ends: 11/12/2015 23:31:07 
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Description

At home in Wrigley Field on November 11, 1923, George Halas and company beat Akron 20-6 en route to a 9-2-1 season record. This program measures 7-1/4 x 10-1/4" and rates crisp, sturdy, well-preserved EX condition. It features wonderful interior photos of Bears players plus both lineups listed on the unscored center pages. There is also some Jim Thorpe content excerpted on our website. This item has a reserve (estimated value $1,000 - 2,000).

The inside front cover reads, "NEWS OF INTEREST TO OUR FANS...End George Halas' sprint of 97 yards for a touchdown against the Thorpe Indians is one of the longest runs on record in the Post-Graduate League. Center George Trafton of the Bears did some of the forward passing in the Indian battle, and showed much skill in this department of the sport. He throws accurately and can get them away for great distances...In spite of his 37 years Jim Thorpe is still a great football player. He rarely tackles an opponent, but uses his shoulder in throwing the runner. This is exceedingly effective, and, we might add, jarring to the nerves, for Thorpe has a powerful shoulder."



 
 
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