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1940s-1970s Baltimore Colts Publication/Ticket Stub/Schedule Lot of (75) with Rare 1940s AAFC Examples

Lot Number 455

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Old Baltimore Colts fans stampede for this 1940s-1970s publication/ticket stub/schedule lot of (75). Featured is a diverse selection of souvenirs including rare 1940s AAFC and 1950 one-year NFL franchise examples. Highlights are: (2) 1949 AAFC programs: 10/9 vs. “Dixie League” Charlotte Hornets (NM), 11/14 vs. Chicago Rockets (EX); (2) 1950 defunct NFL franchise programs: 9/24 vs. Cleveland Browns (VG-EX), 10/22 vs. Los Angeles Rams (EX-MT); (2) comic books: 1950 "first franchise" (VG-EX), 1962 "second franchise" (EX-MT). More on our website.

The first Baltimore Colts franchise went through several name changes and relocations beginning in 1913 as the Dayton Triangles and ending up as the Baltimore Colts from 1947-1949 as a member of the AAFC (All-America Football Conference) and then were part of the NFL-AAFC 1950 merger. 1950 was the only year in the NFL for the first franchise. In 1953 the City of Baltimore earned the right to purchase the Dallas Texans NFL franchise. This second franchise played in Baltimore from 1953-1983 and is now the Indianapolis Colts. All 1947-1950 items offered in this lot are from the first franchise and all items from 1953 on are from the second franchise. Also present are:

Tickets stubs:

(15) 1947-1949 AAFC stubs imprinted “Babe Ruth Stadium” or “Baltimore Stadium” (33.3% EX, 33.3% GD to VG, 33.3% FR with album residue/surface paper loss)

1964 3-1/2” diameter round full ticket (EX) with deference to album residue on the reverse

(9) 1974 Memorial Stadium stubs average (NM)

Season ticket booklets

1949 AAFC (VG-EX) with deference to tape residue, with (2) stubs attached (both EX-MT)

1953 1st season for current NFL franchise (VG-EX), no stubs attached

(13) 1954-1963 booklets only, no stubs attached, average (EX to EX-MT), many with beer ads on the back cover including several “Mr. Boh”


(11) 1959-1972 pocket size schedules average (VG-EX to EX-MT)


(7) 1961-1967 NFL Colts programs average (EX, (1) lesser due to split spine)

(2) “Colts Nite” Baltimore Police Boys’ Club programs: 1954 (VG-EX), 1955 (VG-EX)

12/28/58 Scorecard vs. New York Giants (GD)

5/15/65 Turf Valley CC “Spring Affair” program (EX)

Other: 1957 Colts Picture Album (VG)

1957 Colts Photo Album hardback book (VG)

1959 Colts Scrapbook (VG)

1977 Colts Prospectus (VG-EX)

c.1960 “Points on Passing” by Johnny Unitas pamphlet (GD-VG)

1964 Golden Press Colts guide (EX-MT)

1956 Special Parking pass

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