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1947-1949 AAFC Baltimore Colts Program Lot of (9)

Lot Number 80

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With an aggregate 10-29-1 mark through three seasons in the upstart AAFC, the first incarnation of the Baltimore Colts set little precedent for the glorious franchise that followed. Nonetheless, Colts AAFC memorabilia is rare, indeed, and offered in this lot of (9) gameday programs. Includes: (3) 1947: vs. Cleveland, San Francisco and Los Angeles; (3) 1948: vs. (2) San Francisco (including one pre-season) and Los Angeles; (3) 1949: vs. New York, San Francisco and Buffalo (last-ever franchise win in AAFC). More on our website.

1947:
August 29 vs. Cleveland Browns; issued for a pre-season game at the Rubber Bowl in Akron, Ohio, the 28-page guide presents (VG) with cover wear (covers and all pages are intact)
September 14 vs. San Francisco 49ers; issued at Kezar Stadium, 24-page program presents (VG) with cover wear/creases (covers and all pages are intact). This game marked the first-ever and first of many losses for the AAFC Colts.
October 26 vs. Los Angeles Dons; issued at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the 32-page publication presents (EX) with covers and all pages intact. The Colts’ 56-0 defeat that day marked the most lopsided loss in the woeful club’s brief history.

1948:
August 22 vs. San Francisco 49ers; issued at Kezar Stadium, the 24-page program presents (EX) with covers and pages intact
October 15 vs. Los Angeles Dons; 20-page guide presents (GD) with cover wear and multiple creases (covers and pages remain intact)
October 24 vs. San Francisco 49ers; issued at Kezar Stadium, 24-page publication presents (VG) with vertical compacting fold (covers and pages remain intact)

1949:
August 16 vs. New York Yankees; issued for an exhibition game at Babe Ruth Stadium (later re-named “Memorial Stadium”) on the first anniversary of Ruth’s passing, the 20-page guide presents (NM) with covers and crisp pages completely intact
August 28 vs. San Francisco 49ers; issued at Kezar Stadium, 20-page program presents (EX-MT) with covers and crisp pages intact
October 2 vs. Buffalo Bills; issued at Civic Stadium, 20-paqe guide presents (EX-MT) with covers and crisp pages intact. This was issued at the Colts’ first and only win of the 1949 season, which was also the final triumph in the club’s AAFC tenure.

 
 
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