A controversial choice (over the Buffalo Bills) to be absorbed into the NFL, the AAFC’s Baltimore Colts confirmed critics’ concerns, going 1-11 in their only season before disbanding. This collection of stadium-issued rarities includes (10) gameday programs from that ever-so-brief Charm City tenure. With covers and pages intact throughout, the guides present between (EX-MT) and (VG) and include (7) issued at Memorial Stadium and (3) road programs respectively hailing from Griffith Stadium, Kezar Stadium and the Los Angeles Coliseum. Complete list on our website.
August 13 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers issued at Memorial Stadium, this 24-page pre-season program portrays opponents Y.A. Tittle and Joe Geri on the front cover. The item presents nicely but is technically (VG) with a tear that affects the covers, first two and last two pages.
August 24 vs. Chicago Bears issued at memorial Stadium, this 24-page pre-season guide shows between (EX) and (VG-EX) quality with very faint evidence of a vertical compacting fold.
August 30 vs. San Francisco 49ers issued at Memorial Stadium, this 24-page pre-season guide depicts opponents Dick Barwegen and Frankie Albert on the front cover. With minimal spine wear/separation, the program presents (GD) with wrinkles throughout and instances of paper loss on the front cover.
September 17 vs. Washington Redskins issued at Memorial Stadium, the 24-page publication hails from the Colts’ first-ever NFL contest and features images of opponents Bob Livingston and Sammy Baugh on the front cover. With very minor foxing on the front cover, this one presents minimally as (EX).
October 15 vs. Philadelphia Eagles issued at Memorial Stadium, this 24-page guide has black-and-white images of opponents Joel Williams and Steve Van Buren on the front cover. Presents at the (EX) plateau.
October 22 vs. Los Angeles Rams issued at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, this 24-page guide hails from the 70-27 drubbing at the hands of the Rams, which marked the second of an NFL single-season record four times in which a team surrendered 50 or more points. The program presents (EX)
October 29 vs. San Francisco 49ers issued at Kezar Stadium, this 24-page guide shows stunning preservation and presents at the (NM) plateau with covers and all pages decidedly crisp.
November 5 vs. Green Bay Packers issued at Memorial Stadium for the first and only game the short-lived Colts franchise won, this 20-page publication features photos of opponents Bob Nowaskey and Larry Coutre on the front cover. The program presents (VG-EX) with a vertical compacting fold.
November 19 vs. New York Giants issued at Memorial Stadium, this 24-page guide has black-and-white likenesses of opponents Chet Mutryn and Travis Tidwell on the front cover. The item presents (VG) with creases, spine wear/separation and a handwritten date on the front cover.
November 26 vs. Washington Redskins issued at Griffith Stadium, the 28-page program shows between (EX) and (VG-EX) quality with edge wear and small front cover creases. Interior pages are very crisp.