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1954-1985 Football Publication Lot of (16) with Inaugural Hall of Fame Game Program

Lot Number 1255

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From the school of hard knocks comes this gritty gridiron publication collection. This hard-hitting group presents admirably in better grade throughout with a fascinating array of cover subjects. Highlights are: 1962 Hall of Fame Game inaugural program with Jim Thorpe cover (VG-EX); 1954 Detroit Lions “Photo Album” with Bobby Layne cover (EX); 1954 NFL “Official Pictorial Yearbook” (VG-EX); 1955 Chicago Bears yearbook (VG). More on our website.

Also present are:


9/21/56 Chicago Bears vs. Cleveland Browns “Eleventh Annual Armed Forces Benefit Game” program from Soldiers Field with classic Lon Keller cover art (VG-EX)


9/5/59 Los Angeles Rams vs. Cleveland Browns program from the Coliseum, also with Lon Keller cover art (EX) with deference to small date notation in pen


9/13/59 Detroit Lions vs. Cleveland Browns “1st Annual Moslem Temple Game” program from Briggs Stadium (VG) with moderate staining


9/8/63 Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers “HOF Dedication Ceremonies” program from Fawcett Stadium in Canton (EX-MT+)


9/7/65 Detroit Lions vs. New York Giants/Green Bay Packers vs. Cleveland Browns “4th Annual Pro Football Doubleheader” program from Cleveland Stadium (VG) with small section of surface paper loss


9/2/67 Atlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers/Minnesota Vikings vs. Cleveland Browns “Sixth Annual Doubleheader” program from Cleveland Stadium (EX)


8/18/79 Pro magazine “Lions Edition” (VG-EX)


1984 Gameday magazine “Season Preview” (EX-MT)


1985 Gameday magazine “HOF Class of 1985” (EX-MT)


(3) “Pro Football” guides by Jack Zanger: 1965 (VG), 1966 (VG), 1969 (VG-EX)









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