A trip to the 1936 NFL title game wasn’t sufficient for Redskins owner George Preston Marshall who, citing poor attendance in Boston, uprooted his club and headed for the Nation’s Capital. Armed with first-round draft pick Sammy Baugh, Marshall’s Redskins went all the way in 1937 – despite losing three games to teams with non-winning records. These (4) programs were issued during the “Skins historic first season in D.C. Includes:
October 3 vs. Brooklyn Dodgers: issued at Griffith Stadium, the 12-page guide presents minimally at the (VG-EX) plateau, with covers and pages completely intact. Additionally, while there are a few minor wrinkles, this keepsake is free of any compacting folds normally found on stadium-issued programs of this era.
October 10 vs. Philadelphia Eagles: issued at Griffith Stadium, the 12-page publication presents (VG) with covers/pages completely intact and a very minor instance of paper loss on upper left corner of front cover. The Redskins were blanked, 14-0 that day by an Eagles squad that otherwise fared miserably (2-8-1) that year.
November 28 vs. Green Bay Packers: issued at Griffith Stadium, the 12-page program presents (GD). While covers and pages are intact, there is paper loss on the back cover as a result of previous mounting. A ticket stub is adhered to the back cover.
December 5 vs. New York Giants: issued at the Polo Grounds, the four-page guide presents (VG) with covers/pages intact and a vertical compacting fold.