What seemed like the perfect fit turned out to be a perfect mess. Purchased by a Dallas-based group in 1951, the Texans were slated to play their 1952 home games at the Cotton Bowl. Unfortunately, the college fanfare didn’t translate to the NFL, where the Texans were pummeled on the field and at the gate. These (7) programs were issued for the hapless franchise’s contests in their only year of existence. Covers/pages are intact throughout on these gameday guides that present between (EX-MT) and (VG). Complete listing on our website.
September 12 vs. Detroit Lions issued at the Cotton Bowl, the 56-page pre-season publication presents (EX) with a hint of a vertical compacting fold (front cover and first eight pages only) preventing higher assessment
September 28 vs. New York Giants issued at the Cotton Bowl for the franchise’s inaugural contest, the 36-page guide presents at the (EX-MT) plateau with an image of Hall of Famer Art Donovan. In an auspicious start, the Texans scored first that day, but missed the extra point attempt and were blanked the rest of the way in a 24-6 loss.
October 12 vs. Chicago Bears issued at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, the 52-page guide shows (VG) quality with moisture-induced wrinkling and discoloration
October 18 vs. Green Bay Packers issued at the Cotton Bowl, the 36-page guide presents minimally at the (EX) level
October 26 vs. San Francisco 49ers issued at Kezar Stadium, the 22-page program shows (VG-EX) quality with cover stains (interior pages are crisp)
November 2 vs. Los Angeles Rams issued at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the 24-page guide features crisp covers/pages but is technically lesser because of handwritten notations on the front cover.
December 7 vs. Philadelphia Eagles issued at Philadelphia’s Shibe Park, the 24-page publication presents at the (EX-MT) plateau
Also included is a vintage Dallas Texans pinback. The 1-3/4"-diameter celluloid accessory is well preserved with pinback intact.